Table 5.1. Area (1000 ha) of forest land by forest type, age class and terrestrial ecozone in Canada.
Terrestrial ecozone Forest type 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
Taiga Plains Coniferous 87.29 110.61 546.13 1 215.86 22 594.33 605.58 530.25 361.33 85.21 26.40 49.33 0.00 26 212.32
Broadleaf 11.20 97.18 671.26 2 276.58 360.95 255.63 75.25 17.40 0.41 0.00 0.00 0.00 3 765.86
Mixedwood 16.96 36.05 371.50 296.48 2 462.27 145.90 137.86 79.33 5.13 2.55 2.24 0.00 3 556.27
Non-treed 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 66.72 66.72
Subtotal 115.45 243.84 1 588.89 3 788.92 25 417.55 1 007.11 743.36 458.06 90.75 28.95 51.57 66.72 33 601.17
Taiga Shield Coniferous 90.32 12.26 44.98 4 546.82 7 484.23 18 119.76 8 151.29 4.39 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 38 454.05
Non-treed 0.00 1.22 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5 559.44 5 560.66
Mixedwood 19.08 1.27 3.22 76.02 139.30 1 124.74 7.82 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1 371.45
Broadleaf 5.86 2.94 2.95 9.11 846.60 39.13 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 906.72
Subtotal 115.26 17.69 51.15 4 631.95 8 470.13 19 283.63 8 159.24 4.39 0.00 0.00 0.00 5 559.44 46 292.88
Boreal Shield Coniferous 6 312.79 7 897.54 8 487.35 13 914.43 21 487.35 15 755.44 3 093.55 1 579.82 318.34 30.32 2.03 0.00 78 878.96
Mixedwood 4 266.90 3 272.92 4 926.29 8 734.89 8 024.86 1 009.65 369.27 130.71 16.40 30.50 6.87 0.00 30 789.26
Broadleaf 1 646.31 987.07 2 797.84 3 234.29 3 086.11 702.73 292.75 120.83 32.51 1.36 1.21 0.00 12 903.01
Non-treed 15.76 45.51 20.79 24.64 47.04 3.65 1.11 0.00 5.50 0.00 0.00 8 539.50 8 703.50
Subtotal 12 241.76 12 203.04 16 232.27 25 908.25 32 645.36 17 471.47 3 756.68 1 831.36 372.75 62.18 10.11 8 539.50 131 274.73
Atlantic Maritime Coniferous 1 481.18 1 156.66 1 909.49 1 204.92 739.72 217.63 21.90 3.78 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6 735.28
Mixedwood 1 314.83 889.80 1 920.61 1 063.88 390.71 44.11 7.25 0.00 1.30 0.00 0.00 0.00 5 632.49
Broadleaf 859.86 352.46 1 086.76 511.09 261.49 14.22 3.20 2.07 0.00 0.39 0.21 0.00 3 091.75
Non-treed 12.26 0.13 0.26 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 823.49 836.14
Subtotal 3 668.13 2 399.05 4 917.12 2 779.89 1 391.92 275.96 32.35 5.85 1.30 0.39 0.21 823.49 16 295.66
Mixedwood Plains Broadleaf 146.98 395.50 651.41 403.46 144.96 23.04 4.60 2.09 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1 772.04
Mixedwood 69.10 260.41 394.93 105.87 47.98 5.43 3.39 0.36 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 887.47
Coniferous 80.58 163.12 113.28 49.61 15.16 1.38 2.06 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 425.19
Non-treed 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 84.53 84.53
Subtotal 296.66 819.03 1 159.62 558.94 208.10 29.85 10.05 2.45 0.00 0.00 0.00 84.53 3 169.23
Boreal Plains Coniferous 908.04 1 424.49 4 006.54 5 457.24 4 333.31 2 833.06 1 156.54 572.57 410.36 65.57 65.76 0.00 21 233.48
Broadleaf 584.79 1 241.79 3 589.29 2 651.93 1 360.51 756.87 168.09 11.65 5.39 0.33 0.00 0.00 10 370.64
Mixedwood 292.53 390.77 1 155.21 973.67 1 006.32 581.44 244.81 80.23 18.14 2.05 0.60 0.00 4 745.77
Non-treed 5.09 0.67 1.93 0.25 0.00 0.16 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2 096.65 2 104.75
Subtotal 1 790.45 3 057.72 8 752.97 9 083.09 6 700.14 4 171.53 1 569.44 664.45 433.89 67.95 66.36 2 096.65 38 454.64
Prairies Broadleaf 1.24 1.91 317.84 378.53 409.86 0.14 0.00 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1 109.58
Coniferous 0.00 0.00 1.31 14.28 2.99 24.88 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 43.46
Non-treed 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 30.20 30.20
Mixedwood 0.00 0.52 3.33 7.51 3.05 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 14.54
Subtotal 1.24 2.43 322.48 400.32 415.90 25.15 0.00 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.00 30.20 1 197.78
Taiga Cordillera Coniferous 0.09 576.78 379.82 257.43 243.55 4 381.83 85.11 16.15 1.80 0.00 0.00 0.00 5 942.56
Mixedwood 33.14 36.01 47.50 29.34 28.89 165.03 1.11 7.30 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 348.32
Broadleaf 2.41 9.65 13.42 126.53 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 152.01
Subtotal 35.64 622.44 440.74 413.30 272.44 4 546.86 86.22 23.45 1.80 0.00 0.00 0.00 6 442.89
Boreal Cordillera Coniferous 56.25 913.19 1 432.33 1 701.76 3 404.84 2 098.22 1 052.11 816.10 834.08 219.40 2 490.36 0.00 15 018.64
Mixedwood 48.38 529.47 447.33 475.63 387.22 250.03 178.01 84.37 88.60 0.00 98.45 0.00 2 587.49
Broadleaf 86.86 477.82 288.55 238.69 38.65 116.09 59.61 30.81 15.61 0.00 17.33 0.00 1 370.02
Non-treed 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.31 140.31
Subtotal 191.49 1 920.48 2 168.21 2 416.08 3 830.71 2 464.34 1 289.73 931.28 938.29 219.40 2 606.14 140.31 19 116.46
Pacific Maritime Coniferous 154.03 713.92 564.30 493.91 325.27 346.55 311.80 143.36 183.68 215.72 6 023.94 0.00 9 476.48
Non-treed 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 717.86 717.86
Broadleaf 0.94 23.45 42.75 89.33 49.23 46.33 11.65 5.37 5.70 0.46 6.31 0.00 281.52
Mixedwood 5.55 27.94 69.04 57.78 42.88 38.23 6.65 11.58 1.88 4.64 2.04 0.00 268.21
Subtotal 160.52 765.31 676.09 641.02 417.38 431.11 330.10 160.31 191.26 220.82 6 032.29 717.86 10 744.07
Montane Cordillera Coniferous 605.24 1 149.96 1 008.20 2 589.93 3 206.00 3 109.18 3 533.11 2 646.81 1 939.59 1 642.25 6 196.56 0.00 27 626.83
Mixedwood 73.22 204.13 102.72 250.90 381.84 212.10 176.98 61.30 28.09 6.02 20.34 0.00 1 517.64
Non-treed 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1 229.24 1 229.24
Broadleaf 0.82 56.17 77.19 141.84 244.72 150.27 58.97 11.52 7.37 2.01 3.86 0.00 754.74
Subtotal 679.28 1 410.26 1 188.11 2 982.67 3 832.56 3 471.55 3 769.06 2 719.63 1 975.05 1 650.28 6 220.76 1 229.24 31 128.45
Hudson Plains Coniferous 59.12 44.68 23.66 96.38 1 418.01 3 836.26 44.21 20.36 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5 542.68
Mixedwood 0.00 0.45 25.72 2.98 3 282.06 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3 311.21
Non-treed 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 907.38 907.38
Broadleaf 1.93 0.00 0.00 90.79 0.00 3.74 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 96.46
Subtotal 61.05 45.13 49.38 190.15 4 700.07 3 840.00 44.21 20.36 0.00 0.00 0.00 907.38 9 857.73
Canada Coniferous 9 834.93 14 163.21 18 517.39 31 542.57 65 254.76 51 329.77 17 981.93 6 164.67 3 773.06 2 199.66 14 827.98 0.00 235 589.93
Mixedwood 6 139.69 5 649.74 9 467.40 12 074.95 16 197.38 3 576.79 1 133.15 455.18 159.54 45.76 130.54 0.00 55 030.12
Broadleaf 3 349.20 3 645.94 9 539.26 10 152.17 6 803.08 2 108.19 674.25 201.80 66.99 4.55 28.92 0.00 36 574.35
Non-treed 33.11 47.53 22.98 24.89 47.04 3.81 1.11 0.00 5.50 0.00 0.00 20 195.32 20 381.29
Total 19 356.93 23 506.42 37 547.03 53 794.58 88 302.26 57 018.56 19 790.44 6 821.65 4 005.09 2 249.97 14 987.44 20 195.32 347 575.69
Source: Canada's National Forest Inventory, revised 2006 baseline (Version 3, December 2013) (http://nfi.nfis.org)
Note: The Arctic ecozones (Arctic Cordillera, Northern Arctic, Southern Arctic), and the Taiga Plains and Hudson Plains ecozones located in Nunavut, are not inventoried. The total area amounts to 262,189.89 thousand ha.
1 Missing or unknown age class.