Canadian Forest Service Publications

Forest Biomass: Resource Assessment Tools. 2013. Bernier, P.; Paré, D. NRCan, CFS, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Québec, Que. Branching out from the Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre. No. 84. 1 p.

Year: 2013

Available from: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 35126

Language: English

Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)

CFS Availability: Order paper copy (free), PDF (download)

Abstract

How much biomass is contained in the branches, trunk, foliage and bark of a tree or in a stand? How many nutrients does this biomass contain? Researchers from the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) have developed on-line calculation tools to answer these questions.

Plain Language Summary

This publication reports on research work focusing on calculation tools developed to estimate the quantity of biomass of a tree or a forest stand.

Based on various measurements taken during forest inventories (e.g., height and diameter), these tools are used to estimate the quantity of available dry mass and its nutrient content. Determination of the potential for producing biomass for energy purposes will enhance Canada’s environmental reputation in this field and help develop the bioenergy industry.

Branching Out is a series of plain language fact sheets describing Laurentian Forestry Centre research projects.

Also available under the title:
Biomasse forestière : des outils d'évaluation de la ressource. L’éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No 84. (French)

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