Commercial forestry in Estonia could be in for a boost over the coming years, according to comments from Aigar Kallas, head of the State Forest Management Center.
Mr Kallas suggested that the amount of wood being produced could almost double, given the volumes of forest across the Baltic state.
He told Eesti Paevaleht the figure, which is currently at around eight million cubic metres, should be increased to at least 12 million cubic metres, reports ERR News.
"The current inventory shows that there is around 30 million cubic metres of forest that is overgrowing and eventually rotting away," suggested the forestry boss.
With the growing volume "more than sufficient", the government should attempt to find new firms and investors to add value to what is currently a waste of raw materials, he concluded.
One way to do this could be to form closer links with the UK, after a trade delegation led by British trade and investment minister Lord Green recently jetted off to visit the country.