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Growing stock

Definition:

Volume of all living trees in a given area of forest or wooded land that have more than a certain diameter at breast height. It is usually measured in solid cubic metres (m3).

It includes the stem from ground level or stump height up to a given top diameter, and may also include branches above a certain diameter.

Source: GreenFacts, based on FAO Forestry Department Terms and definitions 

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Growing stock provides information on existing wood resources but also a basis for estimating the amount of carbon contained. The world’s total growing stock is estimated at 434 billion m3, of which some 30% are found in South America.

Source: GreenFacts

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GreenFacts Summary on Forests:

Translation(s):

Español: Madera en pie
Français: Matériel sur pied

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