FRA 2005 - national reporting tables
Specification of National Reporting Table T1
T1 Extent of Forest and Other wooded land
T1.1 RationaleThe information on the extent of 'Forest' and 'Other wooded land' is necessary for assessing state and change in forest resources on a global basis and for monitoring trends. It also establishes links between national and global classification systems.
T1.2 SpecificationUnits and reporting years
|Unit of reporting||1000 hectares|
|Area to which reported figures refer||Total area of country|
|Reporting years||1990, 2000 and 2005|
Categories and definitions
|Forest||Land spanning more than 0.5 hectares with trees higher than 5 meters and a canopy cover of more than 10 percent, or trees able to reach these thresholds in situ. It does not include land that is predominantly under agricultural or urban land use. |
|Other wooded land||Land not classified as ¿Forest¿, spanning more than 0.5 hectares; with trees higher than 5 meters and a canopy cover of 5-10 percent, or trees able to reach these thresholds in situ; or with a combined cover of shrubs, bushes and trees above 10 percent. It does not include land that is predominantly under agricultural or urban land use.|
|Other land||All land that is not classified as ¿Forest¿ or ¿Other Wooded Land¿.|
|Other land with three cover|
(Subordinated to ¿Other land¿)
|Land classified as ¿Other land¿, spanning more than 0.5 hectares with a canopy cover of more than 10 percent of trees able to reach a height of 5 meters at maturity. |
|Inland water bodies||Inland water bodies generally include major rivers, lakes and water reservoirs.|
Current and past definitions are available onFRA 2005 Terms ans Definitions
Reporting table template
|FRA 2005 categories||Area (1000 hectares)|
|Other wooded land|
|Inland water bodies|
|Total for country|
Internal consistencyThe sum of areas from these four main categories constitute the total area of the country and should match with internationally reported and validated national area, as maintained by the UN Statistical Division. (See Guidelines for Country Reporting).
The figures of total area of 'Forest' and 'Other wooded land' as presented in this table constitute the basis for reporting in many of the other reporting tables. For example, they should match with corresponding figures of total area in tables T2, T3 and T4.