The winner was announced during SkogsElmia 6-8 June 2019.
Kristina Lindelöf, forest owner from Vimmerby in Småland, received the Gold Ax at SkogsElmia in 2019.
Motivation of the jury:
Kristina Lindelöf and her daughters welcome thousands of visitors every year to Ingebo gardens with red-painted houses, courtyards, hiking trails, farms and even almost untouched forest.
Kristina Lindelöf is a dedicated forest owner who, with an active forestry base, developed her business with income from more than pulpwood and timber. On the farm she rents out accommodation, there is a summer open café and a farm shop. Kristina is passionate about showing visitors everything you can do with the forest and everything there is. She is a multi-user who is well worth the Gold ax in 2019.
Magnus Kindbom, LRF Forest owners, Mattias Pontén, Elmia, Marie Henningsson, Land Forestry.
It is Land Skogsbruk, LRF Skogsägarna and Elmia who select the winner and the award was presented at SkogsElmia in June.