Statistical data



 

Forest management (Canada)

  2010 2011 2012
Area defoliated by insects and containing beetle-killed trees (hectares) 12,820,583 9,193,488  
Balsam fir sawfly 51,309 58,637  
Forest tent caterpillar 220,651 594,647  
Gypsy moth      
Jack pine budworm 44,968 27,765  
Mountain pine beetle 6,251,586 4,624,907  
Spruce beetle 66,267 61,774  
Spruce budworm 1,582,082 1,507,768  
Western spruce budworm 503,014 135,505  
Other insects 4,100,706 1,498,609  
Area planted (hectares) 383,357 370,636  
Area seeded (hectares) 12,096 11,221  
Fire – area burned (hectares) 3,054,555 2,433,940 1,921,371
Fires – number 7,294 4,768 7,288
Forest area certified (hectares) 149,838,198 150,567,044 147,928,855
Harvest (area) (hectares) 687,845 637,809  
Harvest (volume) (cubic metres) 141,934,000 148,619,000  
Greenhouse gas inventory
For forest lands affected by land-use change
Afforestation – forest area (kilohectares)      
CO2e removals from the atmosphere due to afforestation (megatonnes) -1.0 0.7  
Deforestation – forest area (kilohectares) 44.8 45.9  
CO2e emissions due to deforestation (megatonnes) 18.0 11.6  
For managed forests
Area of managed forests (million hectares) 229.0 229.0  
Net greenhouse gas release to the atmosphere (CO2e/yr) (megatonnes) 69.0 83.9  
Net accumulation in forest biomass and dead organic matter (CO2e/yr) (megatonnes) -220.0 154.0  

For additional forest management data, please visit the National Forestry Database.