National Forest Inventory
Canada's National Forest Inventory (NFI) monitors a network of sampling points covering one percent of Canada's land mass on an ongoing basis to provide accurate, timely and consistent information on the state and sustainable development of Canada's forests. This information is shared with collaborators and the public and is used to provide credible information to inform domestic forest policies and positions, and to support science initiatives, and regional, national and international reporting commitments.
|Classification||Millions of hectares|
|Forest, other wooded land & land with tree cover||397.3|
|Other wooded land||41.8|
|Other land with tree cover||7.8|
Total land area
|Land Use in Canada||000s ha|
Canada has 397.3 million hectares (ha) of forest land, other wooded land, and other land with tree cover which represent 43 percent of its total land area of 909.3 million ha.
Canada’s forest, other wooded land and other land with tree cover are made up of 347.7 million ha (87.5 percent) of forest, 41.8 million ha (10.5 percent) of other wooded land, and 7.8 million ha (2 percent) of other land with tree cover.
In Canada, the predominant tree species on forest land are spruce (53.2 percent), poplar (11.6 percent) and pine (9.3 percent).