Provincial and Territorial Profiles

Ontario

FOREST AND FOREST MANAGEMENT STATISTICS Ontario CANADA
HARVEST & WOOD SUPPLY (2019)
Total Crown Land 74 291 159* -
Productive forest Crown Land 31 039 217** -
Area available for harvest 27 096 419*** -
Area harvested (hectares) 130 526 e 756 875 E
Wood Supply/Potential Harvest (cubic metres)[1] 28 826 114 E 218 067 163 E
Provincial contribution of wood supply to total national wood supply 14% -
Net Merchantable Volume of Roundwood Harvested (cubic metres) 14 792 051 142 168 691 E
Provincial contribution of roundwood harvested to total national roundwood harvested 9% -
FOREST FIRES (2020)
Area burned (hectares) 15 480 p 227 476 p
Number of forest fires 608 p 3 935 p
FOREST INSECTS (2019)
Area of moderate to severe defoliation and beetle-killed trees by major insects (hectares) 1 471 863 14 473 760 e
Insect disturbing the largest area Forest Tent Caterpillar Spruce Budworm
REGENERATION (2019)
Area of site preparation and scarification (hectares) 35 143 e 199 465 e
Area planted (hectares) 47 075 e 404 528 e
Number of seedlings planted (thousands) 47 075 e 440 388 e
Area seeded (hectares) 7 671 e 8 620 e
REVENUES (2018)
Revenues from the sale of timber $116 013 422 $236 572 530 E
PEST CONTROL PRODUCT USE (2018)
Total area treated with insecticide (hectares) - 470 122 E
Total area treated with herbicide (hectares) 35 865 e 24 787 E

* Source: Forest Resources Ontario 2016, Crown plus Protected areas minus water.

** Source: Forest Resources Ontario 2016, Crown and Parks.

*** Source: Forest Resources Ontario 2016, Crown Productive Forest within the Managed Forest Zone.

[1] Ontario does not determine an annual allowable cut in either area or volume. Area regulation is used to determine the level of harvest in hectares for a five year term (usually) within the context of a forest management plan for each forest management unit in the province. Forest management plans also provide estimates of the volumes of wood available from the allowable harvest area. The figures (both area and volumes) provided here are estimates of an average annual area and volume to approximate the annual allowable cut required for NFD reporting.

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