Proportion of Land Area Covered by ForestEntry ID: geodata_2238
Land spanning more than 0.5 hectares with trees higher than 5 meters and a canopy cover of more than 10 percent, or trees able to reach these thresholds in situ. It does not include land that is predominantly under agricultural or urban land use.
1. Forest is determined both by the presence of trees and the absence of other predominant land uses. The trees should be ... able to reach a minimum height of 5 meters in situ. Areas under reforestation that have not yet reached but are expected to reach a canopy cover of 10 percent and a tree height of 5 m are included, as are temporarily unstocked areas, resulting from human intervention or natural causes, which are expected to regenerate.
2. Includes areas with bamboo and palms provided that height and canopy cover criteria are met.
3. Includes forest roads, firebreaks and other small open areas; forest in national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas such as those of specific scientific, historical, cultural or spiritual interest.
4. Includes windbreaks, shelterbelts and corridors of trees with an area of more than 0.5 ha and width of more than 20 m.
5. Includes plantations primarily used for forestry or protection purposes, such as rubberwood plantations and cork oak stands.
6. Excludes tree stands in agricultural production systems, for example in fruit plantations and agroforestry systems. The term also excludes trees in urban parks and gardens. The term is mainly related to FRA 2005 National Reporting Table T1.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Proportion of Land Area Covered by Forest
Dataset Release Date: 2010-10-04
Start Date: 1990-01-01Stop Date: 2010-12-31
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-01