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All living forest biomass is the organic material both above-ground and below-ground, e.g., trees, crops, grasses, tree litter, roots etc. Carbon is one portion of the content of forest biomass; thus a ratio (usually approximately 0.47-.05) is used with this indiator to estimate the carbon storage in living forest biomass.

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Planted forest, Thousand hectares Above-ground biomass in forest per hectare (tonnes per hectare) Proportion of forest area within legally established protected areas (%) Forest area, change/yr

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