Definition: Removals

Forestry

The volume of all trees, living or dead, that are felled and removed from the forest, other wooded land or other felling sites. It includes natural losses that are recovered (i.e. harvested), removals during the year of wood felled during an earlier period, removals of non-stem wood such as stumps and branches (where these are harvested) and removal of trees killed or damaged by natural causes (i.e. natural losses), e.g. fire, windblown, insects and diseases. Please note that this includes removals from all sources within the country including public, private, and informal sources. It excludes bark and other non-woody biomass and any wood that is not removed, e.g. stumps, branches and tree tops (where these are not harvested) and felling residues (harvesting waste). It is reported in cubic metres solid volume underbark (i.e. excluding bark). Where it is measured overbark (i.e. including bark), the volume has to be adjusted downwards to convert to an underbark estimate.
Source:
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), European Commission (Eurostat), International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), Joint Forest Sector Questionnaire (2010), Definitions
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