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Table 5 Species composition for the baseline, and differences by scenario for a) stands less than 60 years of age in 2070 and b) stands greater than 180 years within the timber harvesting landbase

From: Climate change mitigation in British Columbia’s forest sector: GHG reductions, costs, and environmental impacts

Species Baseline area in 2070 (Mha) Change in area for harvest less minus baseline (Mha) Change in area for restricted harvest minus baseline (Mha)
Stands less than 60 years of age
 Lodgepole pine 4.64 − 0.14 − 0.12
 Spruce 2.23 − 0.10 − 0.13
 Douglas-fir 1.29 − 0.07 − 0.04
 Western hemlock 1.01 − 0.04 − 0.01
 Subalpine fir 1.00 − 0.06 − 0.05
 Aspen 0.74 − 0.04 − 0.04
 White spruce 0.73 − 0.05 − 0.07
 Engelmann spruce 0.54 − 0.03 − 0.02
 Redcedar 0.40 − 0.02 0.00
 Amabilis fir 0.20 0.00 0.00
 Western larch 0.16 − 0.01 0.00
 Other 0.41 − 0.02 − 0.02
 Total 13.35 − 0.57 − 0.50
Stands greater than 180 years
 Spruce 0.94 0.07 0.12
 Subalpine fir 0.77 0.04 0.04
 Lodgepole pine 0.71 0.05 0.09
 Douglas-fir 0.68 0.03 0.04
 White spruce 0.51 0.03 0.07
 Western hemlock 0.49 0.03 0.01
 Engelmann spruce 0.33 0.02 0.02
 Redcedar 0.29 0.02 0.00
 Aspen 0.25 0.01 0.03
 Black spruce 0.08 0.00 0.01
 Amabilis fir 0.06 0.00 0.00
 Other 0.17 0.01 0.01
 Total 5.27 0.32 0.43