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Highlight application/x-troff-ms Eight facts about Europe’s forest ecosystems
Europe is one of the few regions of the world where forest cover has increased over the last century. To mark International Day of Forests (21 March), the European Environment Agency (EEA) takes a look at Europe’s valuable forest ecosystems.
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Figure Volume of non-decomposed dead wood (m3 ha-1)
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SOER Key fact Trees help tackle climate change
Over one year a mature tree will take up about 22 kilograms of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and in exchange release oxygen. Each year, 1.3 million trees are estimated to remove more than 2500 tonnes of pollutants from the air.
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Figure Trend data showing the number of large trees (> 70 cm in southern and central Europe and > 50 cm in northern Europe) per 100 ha forest area for six European countries
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Figure Share of forest area by number of tree species
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Figure Decreasing the size of clear-cuts as shown in a middle boreal forest landscape in Halsingland, Sweden
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Animation (swf) Green tip - the tree
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Figure Octet Stream Number of large trees (defined as >70 cm in southern and central Europe and >50 cm in northern Europe) per 100 ha for countries with available time-series data
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Figure Forest area covered by introduced, non-native, tree species.
Of the forest area dominated by introduced tree species, 13 % have become invasive species with impacts on forest biodiversity conservation (MCPFE, 2007 in EEA, 2008)
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