Deforestation statistics for Estonia



Estonia: Demographic data

Population (2022)1,326,535
Annual population growth rate (2022)0.10%
Population density (people/sq km)31
Net migration3,911
Fertility rate1.6
Median age42
Urban population share68%


Estonia: Land cover and land use change data

Land area (sq km): 42,390
Tree cover (30%)
Tree cover extent in 2000 (ha): 2,639,448
Tree cover extent as % of land area: 62.3%

Tree cover loss from 2001-20 (ha): 482,809
Tree cover extent as % of 2000 tree cover: 18.3%


Estonia: Annual forest and tree cover data

Estonia: Tree cover loss by year

30% tree cover threshold; all figures in hectares
Year: Hectares
2001: 16,873
2002: 21,919
2003: 5,633
2004: 18,106
2005: 14,818
2006: 21,732
2007: 16,189
2008: 18,297
2009: 18,823
2010: 21,497
2011: 27,199
2012: 17,685
2013: 17,089
2014: 23,577
2015: 25,420
2016: 36,335
2017: 38,857
2018: 40,038
2019: 45,917
2020: 36,806




Tree cover loss by year at the subnational level (administrative level 1)

Sub-national admin area 1Tree cover extent
(2001)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-05)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2006-10)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2011-15)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2016-20)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-20)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-20)
%
Harju282,9773,9768,39910,21518,34540,93514.5%
Põlva121,6334,7915,9717,00910,95528,72723.6%
Rapla187,8985,0177,7549,10616,09337,97120.2%
Saare194,9171,8084,0777,26911,86025,01512.8%
Tartu146,1874,5184,3795,2009,68423,78116.3%
Valga125,1034,2385,2615,84811,36026,70721.3%
Viljandi195,4127,6037,6388,93615,66339,84020.4%
Võru136,7214,4345,8936,59911,84028,76621.0%
Hiiu78,0832,4552,3232,7735,63713,18716.9%
Ida-Viru224,1017,6039,2329,51017,41943,76419.5%
Järva145,0804,3846,8236,78511,97629,96920.7%
Jõgeva147,5055,9416,1277,08911,50730,66320.8%
Lääne-Viru198,7649,7899,55510,17015,21644,73022.5%
Lääne150,5821,4362,8453,2248,72516,22910.8%
Pärnu301,2699,34410,25211,22321,66052,47917.4%
Peipsi3,1971061214421.3%




Tree cover loss by year at the subnational level (administrative level 2)

Sub-national admin area 1Admin area 2Tree cover extent
(2000)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-05)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2006-10)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2011-15)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2016-20)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-20)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-20)
%
PeipsiPeipsi3,1971061214421.3%
HarjuKuusalu49,3795611,2691,2922,2065,32810.8%
HarjuLoksa226123383.5%
HarjuMaardu648811716426.5%
HarjuNissi17,9042704598761,4343,04017.0%
HarjuPadise28,1221304706591,9233,18311.3%
HarjuPaldiski3,27662712941394.2%
HarjuRaasiku8,7661122222955641,19413.6%
HarjuRae9,361562462835541,13912.2%
HarjuSaku9,7301713804078881,84619.0%
HarjuSaue9,6381071293576301,22412.7%
HarjuAnija45,8007932,2072,0943,6868,78019.2%
HarjuTallinn6,1551256039773004.9%
HarjuVasalemma2,0171278429122311.1%
HarjuViimsi5,2876112791983777.1%
HarjuHarku9,08657821252395035.5%
HarjuJõelähtme11,6951363024346621,53413.1%
HarjuKeila12,3921291453658581,49712.1%
HarjuKernu11,9251703725778932,01216.9%
HarjuKiili5,4485116715135372113.2%
HarjuKose14,0793115898041,2692,97321.1%
HarjuKõue21,0396971,0201,2581,7834,75822.6%
PõlvaAhja3,08415213817233880025.9%
PõlvaRäpina12,6803994295249502,30218.2%
PõlvaValgjärve6,9112252393418431,64723.8%
PõlvaVärska14,0938728867249963,47724.7%
PõlvaVastse-Kuuste7,4053233844447491,90025.7%
PõlvaVeriora12,5653954825898482,31418.4%
PõlvaKanepi12,6425047679041,2793,45427.3%
PõlvaKõlleste9,1523505166238612,34925.7%
PõlvaLaheda3,73112721822931889123.9%
PõlvaMikitamäe6,1801851892774661,11718.1%
PõlvaMooste10,7193584686541,0772,55723.9%
PõlvaOrava11,5574716406901,0412,84124.6%
PõlvaPõlva Vald14101210139.2%
PõlvaPõlva10,7744326148381,1813,06528.4%
RaplaJärvakandi316121027196721.2%
RaplaVigala13,5621553684221,1692,11315.6%
RaplaJuuru8,4181762682544921,19114.1%
RaplaKaiu16,9703785188311,0322,76016.3%
RaplaKäru16,7995207718261,5823,69922.0%
RaplaKehtna32,8959051,5491,7613,0337,24922.0%
RaplaKohila13,4653475746331,1802,73420.3%
RaplaMärjamaa57,4661,8922,5662,8835,12512,46621.7%
RaplaRaikküla14,3083405957881,2332,95520.7%
RaplaRapla13,6992935366811,2282,73720.0%
SaareKaarma23,5631463327851,2732,53610.8%
SaareOrissaare10,584551552365529989.4%
SaarePihtla14,0291263065799932,00414.3%
SaarePöide5,4101728972143566.6%
SaareRuhnu764340191.2%
SaareSalme7,523711332275841,01513.5%
SaareTorgu10,4201093074927121,62115.6%
SaareValjala11,117571823035791,12110.1%
SaareKärla14,4931714968409932,50117.3%
SaareKihelkonna19,3051462705969531,96610.2%
SaareKuressaare3014613144.7%
SaareLaimjala6,54644531163205338.1%
SaareLeisi25,7703288661,3542,0024,55017.7%
SaareLümanda14,3661232124386051,3789.6%
SaareMuhu11,525501092666361,0629.2%
SaareMustjala19,2013586169391,4403,35217.5%
TartuAlatskivi7,6052732253036911,49119.6%
TartuMeeksi9,8552432623245331,36213.8%
TartuNõo6,9402862423066881,52321.9%
TartuPeipsiääre2,34393509713437416.0%
TartuPiirissaare48001012.1%
TartuPuhja9,0206180852534805.3%
TartuRannu6,43810813118345087213.5%
TartuRõngu6,7362192843586391,50022.3%
TartuTähtvere4,37015312713234775917.4%
TartuTartu12,1843513475609212,17817.9%
TartuÜlenurme2,061429010421445021.8%
TartuElva549611114325.8%
TartuVara20,1769607717561,1923,67918.2%
TartuVõnnu13,7724304004137411,98314.4%
TartuVõrtsjärve502021040.8%
TartuHaaslava3,71515416830535598226.4%
TartuKallaste44000000.0%
TartuKambja9,3073133564351,0612,16523.3%
TartuKonguta3,8537213313324258015.1%
TartuLaeva16,2553033492605891,5029.2%
TartuLuunja4,68220414721825282117.5%
TartuMäksa5,7332462042263681,04418.2%
ValgaHelme19,6877971,0061,0411,6134,45622.6%
ValgaTaheva14,3693555846421,9833,56424.8%
ValgaTõlliste10,0414354496231,1142,62126.1%
ValgaTõrva185002031.6%
ValgaValga693141325177010.1%
ValgaHummuli10,0664255786178862,50524.9%
ValgaKarula15,8205886576371,4233,30520.9%
ValgaÕru6,3563973614786591,89529.8%
ValgaPalupera6,76310221716749798314.5%
ValgaPõdrala7,5333835124015501,84624.5%
ValgaPuhajarve13,7832142213561,0951,88613.7%
ValgaPuka12,5723384745729312,31518.4%
ValgaSangaste7,2331901902865921,25817.4%
ViljandiAbja16,1679017818141,5324,02824.9%
ViljandiSaarepeedi4,8552031851894901,06622.0%
ViljandiSuure-Jaani44,4711,0951,4251,6643,1007,28416.4%
ViljandiTarvastu20,1539457461,0961,8694,65623.1%
ViljandiViiratsi10,5934654305059942,39322.6%
ViljandiViljandi240100231.3%
ViljandiVõhma190002210.5%
ViljandiHalliste15,5207437029681,1603,57423.0%
ViljandiKarksi20,0101,0771,1081,1611,9345,28026.4%
ViljandiKolga-Jaani20,3136656707531,5873,67518.1%
ViljandiKõo8,2332662554026411,56419.0%
ViljandiKõpu18,5974076236131,1332,77714.9%
ViljandiMõisaküla251004520.0%
ViljandiPaistu6,4633102802744951,35921.0%
ViljandiPärsti9,7515254324967222,17522.3%
VõruAntsla15,1284655435851,2062,79918.5%
VõruVarstu10,3113314815309242,26622.0%
VõruVastseliina14,5834896798561,5753,59824.7%
VõruVõru11,1223785345828412,33521.0%
VõruHaanja11,5492052173841,0051,81115.7%
VõruLasva9,1973414593877631,95021.2%
VõruMeremäe6,4532633884797161,84628.6%
VõruMisso13,3944326187451,0262,82121.1%
VõruMõniste11,6323374524626321,88216.2%
VõruRõuge18,1505888298261,7634,00622.1%
VõruSõmerpalu9,3424034534976972,05021.9%
VõruUrvaste5,8602032412676901,40223.9%
HiiuEmmaste14,7165444777191,2332,97320.2%
HiiuKäina11,2204293873398932,04818.3%
HiiuKärdla186021142.2%
HiiuKõrgessaare33,5191,2401,1391,2462,1425,76717.2%
HiiuPühalepa18,4412423184691,3672,39513.0%
Ida-ViruAlajõe9,6193193253855101,53816.0%
Ida-ViruKohtla3,5939313720717561217.0%
Ida-ViruLohusuu8,4423694124021,2022,38528.3%
Ida-ViruLüganuse3,8317714415818556514.7%
Ida-ViruMäetaguse18,4646718887081,8324,09822.2%
Ida-ViruMaidla20,8141,2928206841,6864,48321.5%
Ida-ViruNarva-Jõesuu853520285010312.1%
Ida-ViruNarva3,0401973511732.4%
Ida-ViruPüssi7708021013.0%
Ida-ViruSillamäe211713222411.4%
Ida-ViruSonda10,5854968105018992,70525.6%
Ida-ViruAseri2,892629461161966.8%
Ida-ViruToila9,7162523566868222,11621.8%
Ida-ViruTudulinna21,0539751,0501,0351,6614,72122.4%
Ida-ViruVaivara26,6544166851,0552,4694,62417.3%
Ida-ViruAvinurme14,7457367749771,3303,81725.9%
Ida-ViruIisaku19,8115638208191,4603,66118.5%
Ida-ViruIlluka40,2258901,4571,3422,2075,89614.7%
Ida-ViruJõhvi7,6694074554057772,04426.7%
Ida-ViruKiviõli4132621112.7%
Ida-ViruKohtla-Järve1,013592111464.5%
Ida-ViruKohtla-Nõmme382581211369.4%
JärvaAlbu16,1482785004038812,06212.8%
JärvaRoosna-Alliku6,3452253143045851,42722.5%
JärvaTüri33,0061,1541,7651,9112,8947,72523.4%
JärvaVäätsa12,9272454715881,0902,39518.5%
JärvaAmbla16,9457749449371,3433,99823.6%
JärvaImavere8,2081943373127151,55819.0%
JärvaJärva-Jaani4,2933313543804671,53235.7%
JärvaKareda3,9809226419229984721.3%
JärvaKoeru11,4972404284378291,93316.8%
JärvaKoigi12,1584896866091,3873,17226.1%
JärvaPaide (Vald)45822115296.3%
JärvaPaide19,1153597387121,4803,29017.2%
JõgevaJõgeva (commune)25,9731,0248461,3012,0025,17319.9%
JõgevaPuurmani18,4594925666561,3033,01716.3%
JõgevaSaare14,2776696557271,1843,23522.7%
JõgevaTabivere9,6743063463206891,66117.2%
JõgevaTorma22,7581,0711,1761,1911,7155,15322.6%
JõgevaJõgeva594300813.6%
JõgevaKasepää2,789569410932558320.9%
JõgevaMustvee277000110.4%
JõgevaPajusi13,7085677338851,1643,34824.4%
JõgevaPala8,7434803104287641,98322.7%
JõgevaPalamuse10,3443523884467681,95418.9%
JõgevaPõltsamaa20,3349201,0081,0261,5924,54722.4%
JõgevaPõltsamaaPõltsamaa110000000.0%
Lääne-ViruHaljala6,8008619221648998314.5%
Lääne-ViruTapa3,5521722332064291,04129.3%
Lääne-ViruVäike-Maarja24,6881,3301,9342,3292,3407,93332.1%
Lääne-ViruVihula30,5613514959811,4563,28310.7%
Lääne-ViruVinni30,6112,8471,9201,4722,5638,80228.8%
Lääne-ViruViru-Nigula14,1052344344929402,10014.9%
Lääne-ViruKadrina18,8444467668051,2433,25917.3%
Lääne-ViruKunda38115802266.8%
Lääne-ViruLaekvere23,5882,3891,2798921,7906,34926.9%
Lääne-ViruRägavere12,4125185686058782,57020.7%
Lääne-ViruRakke12,6225425151,0361,3353,42827.2%
Lääne-ViruRakvere3,68013717423526981622.2%
Lääne-ViruSõmeru6,3641383113175511,31720.7%
Lääne-ViruTamsalu10,5565837275849302,82426.8%
LääneHaapsalu5473917538114.8%
LääneRisti13,9012826206091,1722,68319.3%
LääneTaebla8,606992242797681,37115.9%
LääneVormsi6,9041729883675017.3%
LääneHanila13,12496842113997916.0%
LääneKullamaa13,8761553012455771,2789.2%
LääneLihula18,4951182453218031,4868.0%
LääneMartna15,301821932558221,3538.8%
LääneNoarootsi21,6172694203611,2812,33110.8%
LääneNõva9,782673922845791,32313.5%
LääneOru13,3312051742149851,57811.8%
LääneRidala15,097441543399181,4549.6%
PärnuAre8,1272783773855931,63320.1%
PärnuPärnu9252131445748.0%
PärnuSaarde52,7022,1151,8172,1534,05310,13819.2%
PärnuSauga7,0941833663305671,44520.4%
PärnuSindi1590406106.3%
PärnuSurju30,0011,3681,3151,2712,3336,28621.0%
PärnuTahkuranna6,01415710313620760410.0%
PärnuTori15,4315255555851,0742,74017.8%
PärnuTõstamaa17,6445445966591,8333,63220.6%
PärnuVändra vald (alev)90005121820.0%
PärnuVändra26,7211,0451,3521,4212,3746,19223.2%
PärnuAudru18,4703585986791,3102,94415.9%
PärnuVarbla22,9477037511,1271,9664,54719.8%
PärnuHäädemeeste27,6918977977871,4753,95614.3%
PärnuHalinga18,3522994095481,3032,55913.9%
PärnuKaisama11,4292554243006571,63614.3%
PärnuKihnu83314602232.8%
PärnuKoonga25,3002063144161,0621,9987.9%
PärnuLavassaare62915913284.5%
PärnuPaikuse10,7103934513977742,01618.8%
HarjuAegviidu1,0041335422611511.5%


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2019 forest data for Estonia | Archived forest data for Estonia | Forest data for Estonia

Data Source: Tree cover loss: Hansen/UMD/Google/USGS/NASA via Global Forest Watch. Administrative boundaries: Global Administrative Areas database (GADM), version 3.6.

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