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17 In the information provided for the temperate and boreal component of the FRA2000, none of the forest area in Canada is classified as forest plantations. Consequently, Canada is not included in this analysis. However, under alternative definitions of forest plantations, up to 6.8 million hectares in Canada has been classified as forest plantation. For example, the Canadian Forest Service (1998) reports that 5.86 million hectares of forest was directly planted or seeded between 1981 and 1995.

18 In the temperate and boreal component of FRA 2000, the following clause has been added to the general terms and definitions of forest plantations used for all other countries:

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