Definition: Forest available for wood supply

Forestry

Forest where any legal, economic, or specific environmental restrictions do not have a significant impact on the supply of wood (FAO definition).

Forests available for wood supply are forests where no legal, economic, or environmental restrictions have a bearing on the supply of wood; it is here that large volumes of commercial wood are generally harvested (Eurostat, "Forestry in the EU and the world. A Statistical Portrait" (2011)).
Source:
Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UNECE)/ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Terms and Definitions, "Temperate and Boreal Forest Resources Assessment 2000", United Nations, July 1997
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