Seeds on the other hand are subject to some import in all the Nordic countries, and Iceland imports, or has imported, seed of many exotic tree species, the most important of which are Pinus contorta, Larix spp., Picea glauca, Picea sitchensis, Picea abies, Pinus sylvestris, Alnus spp., Betula pendula and Abies lasiocarpa. Picea abies and Pinus sylvestris are important species whose seeds are subject to import/export among Nordic countries, but also species of for instance Larix and Quercus have been traded.
Denmark does not keep statistics of import from EU-countries, but has in 2021 imported seeds from Georgia (Abies spp.), USA (other conifers and other broadleaves) and Turkey (other conifers). In 2021 Finland imported seeds mainly from Sweden (Picea abies, Pinus sylvestris, Betula spp.), but also from Denmark (Larix spp.) and Estonia (Picea abies). The Icelandic import in 2021 came from Finland (Larix spp.) and Sweden (Pinus contorta).