Canadian Forest Service Publications

Inventory of forest biomass left after logging in Western Canada. ENFOR Project P-28. Special Report SR-17. 1984. Bélanger, J.; Dumont, J.-M.; Bélanger, G. Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada, Ottawa. 45 p.

Year: 1984

Issued by: National Capital Region

Catalog ID: 19942

Language: English

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Two forest stands located in the province of Alberta, Canada, one of white spruce and one of lodgepole pine, were inventoried for their residual forest biomass following tree-length logging.

In addition to estimating the quantity of fuel available for energy the study was also intended to compare the effectiveness of two sampling methods; the transect method and the weighing method.

The main results are as follows: Lodgepole pine (weighing) 34.25 ODt/ha (oven-dry tons/hectare); (transect) 32.21 ODt/ha White spruce (transect) 40.93 ODt/ha