The Russian Timber Resources

Topics: Russia, Siberia, Forest Pages: 2 (789 words) Published: August 16, 2010
European Region of Russia
The European Russian Region accounts about 22 percent of the Stocked forest land and 24 percent of the growing stock of Russia, or 166 million hectares and nearly 20 billion cubic meters. While containing one-fifth of Russia's coniferous growing stock and forested land, a more favourable climate and longer history of human development translates into some two-fifths of the total Russian deciduous forested area and growing stock being sequestered in European Russia. The coniferous resource, accounting for more than 60 percent of the forested land and two-thirds of volume in European Russia, amounted to 103 million hectares of stocked forest land and 13.9 billion cub meters of growing stock. The deciduous resource of 7.2 billion cubic meters is supported on 62 million hectares. The forests of European Russia can be credited with annual growth of almost 350 million cubic meters. Only two thirds is considered accessible in the short and medium to long terms. Low site, reserve forest, multiple-use and access problems all conspire to limit the potential by thirty percent to 225 million cubic meters in the short to medium term. Adding the 21 million cubic meters of annual harvest possibly available in the medium to long term provides some 246 million cubic meters potentially available. Western and Eastern Siberia

Western and Eastern Siberian Regions, located between European Region and the Russian Far East, accounts for 42 percent of the stocked forest land and 49 percent of the growing stock of Russia, or 324 million hectares and nearly 40 billion cubic meters. The Russian deciduous inventory located in West Siberia, amounting to 19 percent of the stocked forest area and 22 percent of the growing stock. Only 11 percent of the coniferous inventory is located in the economic region. The West Siberian coniferous resource, accounting for more than 60 percent of the forested land and two-thirds of her volume, is contained on 59 million...
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