The Vitebsk Oblast forest land totals 1.85 million
hectares, of them 1.56 million hectares is wooded land. Most of Vitebsk Oblast
forests (1.62 million hectares, or 88%) are supervised by the Vitebsk State
Production Forestry Association, which comprises 19 state forestry institutions
(forestries). Some 47% of the Vitebsk Oblast wood land is covered by coniferous
trees, 52% by soft-wooded trees, and 1% by hardwood forests.