Infographic: Canada forest facts 2016

With the third-largest forest area in the world, Canada’s forests and forest industry make significant contributions to the economy and to reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs).

See this infographic for Canada’s contributions by the numbers.

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Key facts about Canada’s forests and forest industry illustrated in an infographic with six photos: (1) a forest superimposed by a globe to show that Canada has the third-largest forest area in the world after Russia and Brazil; (2) a forest symbolizing that all public lands harvested must be regenerated and that over 540 million seedlings were planted in 2014; (3) a log in the forest symbolizing that the forest industry contributed $22.1 billion to the gross domestic product in 2015; (4) a tree planter symbolizing that there was 201,645 jobs in the forest industry in 2015 and that 9,500 were in Indigenous communities; (5) a cargo boat symbolizing that nearly 7% of all Canadian exports are from the forest industry, there are also small flags of the U.S. China and Japan showing them as the top 3 forest product export destinations in 2015; (6) wood pellets and soil under the following three facts: The forest industry reduced direct carbon emissions by 44% by substantially cutting fossil fuel use between 2000 and 2013. Forests remove ¼ of all emissions from fossil fuel use every day. Bioenergy from forest biomass produces 42% to 52% less greenhouse gas emissions than is produced by energy from traditional fossil fuels.
 
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Key facts about Canada’s forests and forest industry illustrated in an infographic with six photos: (1) a forest superimposed by a globe to show that Canada has the third-largest forest area in the world after Russia and Brazil; (2) a forest symbolizing that all public lands harvested must be regenerated and that over 540 million seedlings were planted in 2014; (3) a log in the forest symbolizing that the forest industry contributed $22.1 billion to the gross domestic product in 2015; (4) a tree planter symbolizing that there was 201,645 jobs in the forest industry in 2015 and that 9,500 were in Indigenous communities; (5) a cargo boat symbolizing that nearly 7% of all Canadian exports are from the forest industry, there are also small flags of the U.S. China and Japan showing them as the top 3 forest product export destinations in 2015; (6) wood pellets and soil under the following three facts: The forest industry reduced direct carbon emissions by 44% by substantially cutting fossil fuel use between 2000 and 2013. Forests remove ¼ of all emissions from fossil fuel use every day. Bioenergy from forest biomass produces 42% to 52% less greenhouse gas emissions than is produced by energy from traditional fossil fuels.