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Red Crossbill, percna subspecies

APPENDIX 2

Distribution of productive forestland (i.e., economically viable) on the island of Newfoundland by dominant tree species and age class, and the areal percentage of forested land in Newfoundland.

 

Dominant tree species Distribution (ha) by age class Total (ha)

Total non-productive

forest (ha)b

Percent area of forested

insular Newfoundlandc

1 2 3 4 5+ No agea
Balsam fir 398 967 291 929 236 100 177 354 408 727  1 513 076 29.5
Black spruce 177 773 173 660 115 500 147 245 346 842  961 021 19
Softwood/hardwood 57 237 44 473 36 436 41 899 82 147  262 192 5
Hardwood/softwood 10 191 15 400 10 610 15 571 43 674  95 446 2
White spruce 25 299 3 875 0 0 0  29 174 0.6
White birch 7 214 3 086 2 669 8 873 23 446  45 289 0.9
Red pine 128 0 0 0 0  128 0.0
Other 182 418 182 418 3.5
Softwood-dominated 659 405 513 937 388 036 366 498 837 716 2 047 100 39.5
Total 676 810 532 424 401 315 390 942 904 836 182 418 3 088 745 2 130 300

a   Recently disturbed forestland (cutover, wildfire, insect killed) that currently has no forest cover but is expected to revert to forest.

b   Non-productive forest is considered non-harvestable, but may be relevant Red Crossbill habitat.

c   Total area of forested land in Newfoundland is ~5.2 million hectares.

 

Notes:

1.       Total productive forestland for insular Newfoundland is ~3 million hectares. Total non-productive forestland for insular Newfoundland is ~2 million hectares. Insular Newfoundland is ~11.2 million hectares in size.

2.       Total forest cover, including productive and non-productive forestland, for insular Newfoundland = 5.2 million hectares.

3.       Softwood-dominated forest at age classes 3–5 (i.e., cone-bearing) combined with non-productive softwood forest = 32.5% coverage of insular Newfoundland.

4.       Non-intensively inventoried land for insular Newfoundland = ~3.2 million hectares.

5.       In the case of mixed stands (mixture of hardwoods and softwoods), the leading species is not shown.

6.       Age classes are in 20-year increments (e.g., “1” = 0–20 years, “2” = 21–40 years).

7.       The data set reflects the forest as artificially updated to December 2005 for the 2006–2010 wood supply analyses.

8.       The data do not include the two national parks or those parts of the island that remain uninventoried.

9.       The break-out of the age class “5” into multiple categories up to age class “8” has not been completed for all districts. Therefore, the table shows “5+.”

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