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Table 1 Surface area (km2) and standing wood volume (Mm3) of the most common tree species in French forests

From: Carbon costs and benefits of France’s biomass energy production targets

Species name Area (km2) Volume (Mm3)
Quercus robur 21,180 294
Quercus petraea 16,140 268
Quercus pubescens 14,480 93
Quercus ilex 6560 23
Fagus sylvatica 14,080 253
Castanea sativa 7280 109
Carpinus betulus 5500 83
Fraxinus excelsior 6530 83
Other hardwood 19,460 420
Total hardwood 111,210 1626
Pinus pinaster 10,520 94
Pinus sylvestris 9160 91
Pinus laricio 1900 Not given
Pinus nigra 1800 10
Pinus halepensis 2390 17
Abies alba 5880 180
Picea abies 5670 131
Pseudotsuga menziesii 3990 71
Other softwood 3170 296
Total softwood 44,480 890
Total 155,690 2516