By: Juliana, Maranatha, Yasmeen & Nick. FACTS:. Forests cover 42%of Canada Russia and Brazil have more forestland than Canada Forests provide an essential renewable resource-timber During spring runoff, trees hold water in the soil, preventing flooding Forests provide habitat for animals
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The other 22% are mixed forests
containing both coniferous and
properly can be profitable
areas where trees
forests are accessible
Boreal Forest Region
(Soft wood is used for house construction and paper making)
Taiga Forest Region:
West Coast Forest Region:
Mixed Forest Region:
Is the fastest and cheapest logging method, where every tree is removed .
Involves clear-cutting part of a forest. Seed-bearing trees are left standing so their seeds can regenerate the logged area.
Is a method, less disruptive to the forest environment, but very costly due to required time and care of the trees. This consists of harvesting only mature trees of the desired size, type and quality.
The two most important products of Canada's forests are lumber, pulp and paper.
Lumber (the Industry):
BC is the leading plywood producer because of its tall, knot-free, easily unrolled (''peeled'') logs.
Pulp and paper:
Is found in every province except PEI. Canada is the second largest producer of pulp and paper and the first largest exporter.