Spruce logs from Northern Europe
We source Spruce logs in North and Northeast Europe, where Spruce trees are native and grow slowly, reaching higher densities than Spruce logs harvested in warmer regions. The Spruce logs we trade are often over 100 years old, and their age is reflected in the structural quality of their wood: while the wood of Spruce trees grown in warmer weather might have a density as low as 400 kg/m3, the wood of slow-growing Norway Spruce trees reaches densities of over 700 kg/m3.
Together with the natural elasticity of softwoods, the superior density of Spruce logs harvested in colder regions provides for wood that can be used in a wider variety of applications, and that resist the test of time. Because products made with slow-grown wood can have be considerably longer life, Nordic Spruce provides for a particularly interesting benefit-cost ratio and better value for money.
Certified Spruce logs
By carefully selecting our supply, we ensure our Spruce logs are harvested according to the best practices and from sustainably managed forests. This allows us to deliver Spruce logs certified by the governments of the regions where they are sourced, and with a completely traceable chain of custody, certified by FSC or a different independent certifier.
Measuring the volume of Spruce logs
Sasupra head offices are located in Vilnius, Lithuania, and in most cases we measure the volumes of our Spruce logs following the LST System, also known as Lithuanian Standard and Baltic System. The LST System is the official standard adopted by the Lithuanian government in accordance to the ISO norm 13059:2011, an official international norm for measuring and calculating the volumes of wood round logs, issued by International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
In specific situations we are able to measure our Spruce logs according to other reference systems, and this can be negotiated in a case-per-case basis. For example, some of our clients in China prefer to purchase Spruce logs measured according to the Hubert System and the Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS), and in most cases we are able to accommodate their needs. Our expertise, though, lies in the LTS System, and we prefer to use it in all possible cases because it provides us with consistency in our measurements.