Model availability

EFISCEN version 4 is available for everyone and is distributed according to the GNU General Public License conditions. EFISCEN 4 is available as follows:

Type Download
Source code Here
Compiled version Here

To cite EFISCEN 4 in publications use:

European Forest Institute (2016). EFISCEN: European Forest Information SCENario model, version 4. European Forest Institute, Joensuu, Finland. URL: .

Sallnäs, O., 1990. A matrix model of the Swedish forest. Studia Forestalia Suecica 183, 23.


In addition to the EFISCEN model, several tools are made available as well:

Tool Description Download

Matrix initialisation tool to create matrices as input to EFISCEN



Volume series tool to extract age-classes and growing stock as input to EFISCEN