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Forestry

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.