The thesis studies the processes of harvesting and selling wood on private andstate forest estates in the area of the municipality of Tolmin. More than half of the surveyed farms are subsidiary, and the age of the owners ranges between 50 and 65. The amount of cut and silviculture work has increased with forest estates becoming larger, as has the equipment and qualifications of theowners improved for safe work in the forest. More than two thirds of the owners do not achieve the allowable cut, the main reasons being inaccessible forests and consequently expensive felling and harvesting. The ownersć satisfaction with various forms of forest owners organisations is on a fairly high level. The owners see the main reserve with forest management in forest estates becoming more open, thus the demands for forest roads construction subsidies are on the increase. A little less than half of the owners perform the work in forests on their own, the rest is performed by members of machinery hire union under mutual aid arrangements and forest management companies. In the municipality area there are two forest management companies:the larger one also has a concession for managing state forests, while the smaller one performs work only on private properties. The companies are equipped and qualified to work also on difficult terrains. Most of the wood from private and state forests is sold as logs, without any added value, the cause being underdeveloped sawing and timber industries.