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Definition: Removals for commercial use


Annual removals that generate revenue for the owner of the forest or other wooded land or trees outside the forest.
Includes:  Removals of wood destined for domestic consumption after further processing, e.g. into sawnwood, fencing or construction material.
Excludes:  Removals of wood for direct auto-consumption, e.g. of fuelwood.
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