Table 14.2. Area (1000 ha) of forest land by species group, age class and boreal zone in Canada.
Boreal zone Species group Age (years) Total
1-20 21-40 41-60 61-80 81-100 101-120 121-140 141-160 161-180 181-200 201+ Other1
Non-boreal Pine 881.08 871.42 1 036.77 2 399.58 2 416.49 1 649.96 1 616.41 888.16 549.11 292.06 513.00 0.00 13 114.04
Spruce 986.51 1 122.77 1 876.80 1 919.51 1 419.91 1 252.44 681.21 553.40 461.87 481.97 1 825.65 0.00 12 582.04
Fir 814.06 1 300.66 1 588.49 1 232.98 639.10 311.72 447.08 394.64 443.98 525.86 3 400.46 0.00 11 099.03
Maple 555.23 589.56 2 930.15 1 543.04 2 023.73 424.03 226.93 122.33 24.46 18.92 1.24 0.00 8 459.62
Poplar 591.08 932.78 1 880.45 2 168.24 1 604.66 278.64 119.79 34.13 19.81 8.08 13.66 0.00 7 651.32
Birch 426.38 546.88 1 600.15 1 685.02 1 577.70 151.31 77.02 20.09 4.99 1.52 1.85 0.00 6 092.91
Hemlock 33.11 430.66 345.34 344.10 246.25 193.01 179.88 136.26 98.69 96.17 3 445.03 0.00 5 548.50
Douglas-fir 50.94 329.53 400.16 599.54 690.63 746.74 660.79 342.70 234.44 140.16 669.31 0.00 4 864.94
Unclassified 110.52 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3 399.42 3 509.94
Cedar & other conifers 64.73 274.37 349.40 259.37 284.19 137.32 48.57 30.60 40.94 94.55 1 906.39 0.00 3 490.43
Unspecified conifers 1 115.48 253.26 0.53 0.95 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1 370.22
Other hardwoods 233.06 211.74 341.14 336.56 137.44 51.87 10.94 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1 323.00
Larch 83.40 52.00 108.90 149.03 109.26 148.69 54.41 24.76 8.55 8.71 54.82 0.00 802.53
Unspecified hardwoods 598.03 54.87 9.75 1.55 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 664.20
Subtotal 6 543.61 6 970.50 12 468.03 12 639.47 11 149.36 5 345.73 4 123.03 2 547.32 1 886.84 1 668.00 11 831.41 3 399.42 80 572.72
Boreal Spruce 2 490.97 7 379.72 11 311.62 22 611.42 62 973.59 48 290.29 13 277.86 3 048.51 1 313.02 348.84 1 494.23 0.00 174 540.07
Poplar 1 893.90 2 642.83 6 355.09 10 794.27 7 181.35 1 906.73 564.34 120.36 43.56 2.19 46.50 0.00 31 551.12
Pine 3 097.92 2 934.16 3 227.56 3 544.38 3 640.82 1 609.07 947.75 573.44 250.80 45.10 186.17 0.00 20 057.17
Unclassified 916.14 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 16 798.73 17 714.87
Fir 165.09 578.57 1 136.46 1 375.50 2 063.86 930.73 492.21 398.15 373.17 177.78 1 368.24 0.00 9 059.76
Birch 323.64 1 125.18 2 086.77 1 791.91 1 747.39 331.29 100.27 2.49 3.36 0.00 0.00 0.00 7 512.30
Larch 707.05 331.13 641.25 905.21 952.85 411.77 200.42 91.79 131.80 5.62 13.29 0.00 4 392.18
Unspecified conifers 2 678.57 1 345.75 125.87 6.34 0.74 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4 157.27
Unspecified hardwoods 517.93 66.24 3.26 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 587.43
Other hardwoods 29.46 113.55 44.77 61.73 60.34 59.70 3.34 5.67 1.17 0.00 0.00 0.00 379.73
Cedar & other conifers 17.83 8.78 13.93 37.61 45.68 44.77 52.63 41.97 10.95 2.72 0.00 0.00 276.87
Maple 7.64 4.17 137.00 9.82 16.45 13.60 0.41 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 189.09
Subtotal 12 846.14 16 530.08 25 083.58 41 138.19 78 683.07 53 597.95 15 639.23 4 282.38 2 127.83 582.25 3 108.43 16 798.73 270 417.86
Canada Spruce 3 477.48 8 502.49 13 188.42 24 530.93 64 393.50 49 542.73 13 959.07 3 601.91 1 774.89 830.81 3 319.88 0.00 187 122.11
Poplar 2 484.98 3 575.61 8 235.54 12 962.51 8 786.01 2 185.37 684.13 154.49 63.37 10.27 60.16 0.00 39 202.44
Pine 3 979.00 3 805.58 4 264.33 5 943.96 6 057.31 3 259.03 2 564.16 1 461.60 799.91 337.16 699.17 0.00 33 171.21
Unclassified 1 026.66 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20 198.15 21 224.81
Fir 979.15 1 879.23 2 724.95 2 608.48 2 702.96 1 242.45 939.29 792.79 817.15 703.64 4 768.70 0.00 20 158.79
Birch 750.02 1 672.06 3 686.92 3 476.93 3 325.09 482.60 177.29 22.58 8.35 1.52 1.85 0.00 13 605.21
Maple 562.87 593.73 3 067.15 1 552.86 2 040.18 437.63 227.34 122.33 24.46 18.92 1.24 0.00 8 648.71
Hemlock 33.11 430.66 345.34 344.10 246.25 193.01 179.88 136.26 98.69 96.17 3 445.03 0.00 5 548.50
Unspecified conifers 3 794.05 1 599.01 126.40 7.29 0.74 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5 527.49
Larch 790.45 383.13 750.15 1 054.24 1 062.11 560.46 254.83 116.55 140.35 14.33 68.11 0.00 5 194.71
Douglas-fir 50.94 329.53 400.16 599.54 690.63 746.74 660.79 342.70 234.44 140.16 669.31 0.00 4 864.94
Cedar & other conifers 82.56 283.15 363.33 296.98 329.87 182.09 101.20 72.57 51.89 97.27 1 906.39 0.00 3 767.30
Other hardwoods 262.52 325.29 385.91 398.29 197.78 111.57 14.28 5.92 1.17 0.00 0.00 0.00 1 702.73
Unspecified hardwoods 1 115.96 121.11 13.01 1.55 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1 251.63
Total 19 389.75 23 500.58 37 551.61 53 777.66 89 832.43 58 943.68 19 762.26 6 829.70 4 014.67 2 250.25 14 939.84 20 198.15 350 990.58
Source: Canada's National Forest Inventory, revised 2006 baseline (Version 3, December 2013) (http://nfi.nfis.org)
Note: The Non-boreal zone in the Arctic ecozones (Arctic Cordillera, Northern Arctic, Southern Arctic) are not inventoried. The total land and water area amounts to approximately 252,202.08 thousand ha.
1 Missing or unknown age class.