As featured by PEFC International

Responsible Wood has scanned the world for positive stories from the forest. This July, we hear from Kjell Wiklund, a runner up in our 2019 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. Kjell tells us about his photo ‘Forest in Furudal’ and why it is so important to take care of our forests.

How do you feel about forests, both professionally and personally?

We must ensure that our forests are preserved for future generations. We have a lot to thank our forests for, for example that they reduce carbon dioxide emissions. They also give people the opportunity for recreation, and many feel good about walking in the forest. They provide a quiet environment that is a good place for recovery. The forest also produces, which benefits people in the form of timber, berries and mushrooms.

How did the forest inspire you to take your winning photo?

We spent an afternoon in the forest in Furudal, Sweden, and came to a view tower from which you had a magnificent view of the forest, stretched over several miles. I tried to preserve that feeling in my mind and therefore took this photograph.

What do you think about the work that an organization such as PEFC does to care for forests?

PEFC has a very important task, to preserve and develop our forests in a responsible way. It is necessary to succeed, because well-managed forests affect our environment in a positive way.

2020 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest

The 2020 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest is over, and more than 7000 photos were entered from 12 countries. Watch out over the next few months as the national winners are announced! 

The International winner will be announced in November and, together with the other 11 finalists, will be featured in the 2021 PEFC photo calendar.

Responsible Wood is the National Governing Body for PEFC in Australia. For more information about PEFC please visit the PEFC website.