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From 2001 to 2022, Denmark lost 96kha of tree cover, equivalent to a -6.0% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Denmark from 2001 to 2022, 96kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Denmark, the top 5 regions were responsible for 100.0% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Midtjylland had the most tree cover loss at 41.6kha compared to an average of 19.1 kha.

Midtjylland41.6kha
Nordjylland21.6kha
Syddanmark16.7kha
Sjælland10.1kha
Hovedstaden5.5kha
From 2000 to 2020, Denmark experienced a net change of 39.8 kha (7.40%) in tree cover.
  • The loss total is different from annual tree cover loss, as this data was created using a different method and forest definition. For gross or annual loss information, please see the tree cover loss widget.
  • Disturbance represents areas that experienced both loss and gain between 2000 and 2020
From 2000 to 2020, Denmark gained 95.2 kha of tree cover equal to 0.07% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Denmark
Weekly Fire Alerts In Denmark
In Denmark the peak fire season typically occurs in February. There were 3 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 11 Jun 2023 and 18 Jun 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Denmark Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Denmark Compared to Other Areas
In Denmark there have been 3 VIIRS fire alerts reported so far in 2023 considering high confidence alerts only. This total is high compared to the total for previous years going back to 2023. The most fires recorded in a year was 2015, with 14.

Between 11 Jun 2023 and 18 Jun 2023 Denmark experienced a total of 82 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Denmark Witnesses a Single Fire Incident in Southern Region Amidst Ongoing Forestry Challenges

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