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FORESTRY FACTS

Forests in Canada and the US are regulated and strictly managed with expertise in conservation, climate change awareness, and responsible forest management practices to ensure long-term sustainability and viability.


Roughly 1/3 of 1% of all BC’s forests are harvested annually. By law these lands are immediately reforested.

200,000,000

Seedlings are planted every year in BC

(400,000,000 – 600,000,000 across Canada)

British Columbia has roughly the same amount of forested land as it did before European settlement.

Source: Naturally Wood: sustainable forest management

of original forest cover has been RETAINED in Canada

Source: Forestry for the Future: Forestry Facts

of CO2 will be removed from the atmosphere through Canada’s forestry sector by 2030

(equal to more than 10% of the carbon mitigation target)

Source: Forestry for the Future: Forestry Facts

as much wood is grown each year in the US as is harvested*

increase in trees growing in the US today than in the 1950’s*

Source: US Forest Services 2010 Resources Planning Assessment

300,000,000

acres of US forests are certified

North America has more certified forests than anywhere else in the world.

Source: American Forest & Paper Association. (March 2016). Sustainable Forestry and Certification Programs in the United States.

26,364,000 hectares

of new forests were planted in the US between 1990 and 2015

15,784,000 hectares

of new forests were planted in Canada over the same period

Source: Natural Resources Canada

By 2100 it is estimated that new forests will offset 7 years of global CO2 emissions.

Source: Think Wood. Facts about sustainable forestry

Wood products are biodegradable, renewable and have a lighter carbon footprint than non-natural building materials like concrete and steel.

REGENERATION CYCLE

New Forests are Critical in the Fight Against Global Warming