Official Concept and Definition
refers to land with an area of more than 0.5 hectare and tree crown cover (or equivalent stocking level) of more than 10 percent. The trees should be able to reach a minimum height of 5 meters at maturity in situ. It consists either of closed forest formations where trees of various storeys and undergrowth cover a high proportion of the ground or open forest formations with a continuous vegetation cover in which tree crown cover exceeds 10 percent. Young natural stands and all plantations established for forestry purposes, which have yet to reach a crown density of more than 10 percent or tree height of 5 meters are included under forest.
|Indicators / Statistics Being Generated||Forestry|
|PSA Board Resolution||PSA Board Resolution No 01, Series of 2017 - 111
|Statistical Domain||Economic Statistics|
|Statistical Activity||Agriculture, forestry, fisheries|