Provincial and Territorial Profiles, 2015

Nova Scotia

FORESTRY AND FOREST MANAGEMENT STATISTICS Nova Scotia CANADA
HARVEST & WOOD SUPPLY
Total Crown Land 1 100 000 -
Productive forest Crown Land 1 030 000 -
Area available for harvest 690 000 -
Wood Supply/Potential Harvest (cubic metres) 8 300 000 e 225 965 931 e
Provincial contribution of wood supply to total national wood supply 4% -
Net Merchantable Volume of Roundwood Harvested (cubic metres) 3 749 000 158 679 000 e
Provincial contribution of roundwood harvested to total national roundwood harvested 2% -
FOREST FIRES
Area burned (hectares) 247 3 861 647 e
Number of forest fires 516 7 141 e
Month with most fires May May
Month with most area burned May June
FOREST INSECTS
Area of moderate to severe defoliation and beetle-killed trees by major insects (hectares) 533 e 15 936 035 e
Insect disturbing the largest area Spruce beetle Spruce Budworm
SILVICULTURE
Area harvested (hectares) 34 777 e 765 269 e
Area of site preparation and scarification (hectares) 619 221 562 e
Area planted (hectares) 4 559 436 715 e
Number of seedlings planted (thousands) 9 939 560 856 e
Area seeded (hectares) ... 17 455 e
REVENUES
Revenues from the sale of timber $11 411 000 $1 040 727 000 e
APPLICATION OF FOREST INSECTICIDES AND HERBICIDES
Total area treated with insecticide (hectares) - 218 073 e
Total area treated with herbicide (hectares) 1 736 105 811 e
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