On the scale of the European Union, Croatia is an above-average forested country. The total area of Croatia covered with forests is about 2.5 million ha, which is about 45% of the land area of the Republic of Croatia. According to the currently valid forest management plan, a wood stock of about 420 million m3 has been determined. The largest share in the wood stock of Croatian forests has beech with about 40%, then pedunculate oak and sessile oak, which together make up about 20% of the wood stock, followed by fir with 10%, hornbeam 7%, field ash about 4%, etc.
The annual growth of wood stock in the Republic of Croatia is 10.1 million m3, and since it is prescribed that ETAT or wood mass that is allowed to be used for economic purposes on an annual basis must always be less than the growth, the future of sustainable management is ensured.
Every year, Croatian forests produce a new 8 million tons of wood. In doing so, they withdraw 2.5 million tons of carbon from the atmosphere, retain over 17 million tons of dust, and along the way produce about 5 million tons of oxygen.