Provincial and Territorial Profiles, 2015

Alberta

FORESTRY AND FOREST MANAGEMENT STATISTICS Alberta CANADA
HARVEST & WOOD SUPPLY
Total Crown Land 32 974 000* -
Productive forest Crown Land 22 464 000* -
Area available for harvest N/A -
Wood Supply/Potential Harvest (cubic metres) 34 129 414 p 225 965 931 e
Provincial contribution of wood supply to total national wood supply 15 % -
Net Merchantable Volume of Roundwood Harvested (cubic metres) 28 063 978 p 160 541 305 e
Provincial contribution of roundwood harvested to total national roundwood harvested 18 % -
FOREST FIRES
Area burned (hectares) 466 330 p 3 861 647 e
Number of forest fires 1 898 p 7 140 e
Month with most fires May May
Month with most area burned June June
FOREST INSECTS
Area of moderate to severe defoliation and beetle-killed trees by major insects (hectares) 3 237 625 r 17 631 825 e
Insect disturbing the largest area Forest Tent Caterpillar Spruce Budworm
SILVICULTURE
Area harvested (hectares) 96 538 p 779 577 e
Area of site preparation and scarification (hectares) 28 966p 222 629 e
Area planted (hectares) 62 788 p 413 373 e
Number of seedlings planted (thousands) (thousands) 91 766 p 574 330 e
Area seeded (hectares) 817 p 13 050 e
REVENUES
Revenues from the sale of timber $52 968 000 p $1 345 714 000 e
APPLICATION OF FOREST INSECTICIDES AND HERBICIDES
Total area treated with insecticide (hectares) - 218 073 e
Total area treated with herbicide (hectares) 23 272 p 129 373 e

* Source: Canada's Forest Inventory 1991 - information Report PI-X-115, Page 46.


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