Elmia has been organising forestry fairs since 1977. From the beginning until the end of the 1980s, all the fairs were called Elmia Wood.

The fairs had an international focus and were held every second year. After the 1989 Elmia Wood, the international forestry fair was given a four-year interval. At the same time, a smaller Scandinavian fair was launched for the in-between years, SkogsElmia, so that the Swedish public still had the opportunity to attend a forestry fair every second year. Today SkogsElmia has developed into a fair with mainly small-scale technology.