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September 2005  - The Logging and Sawmilling Journal


Logging & Sawmilling Journal’s

Prince Edward Island Forestry FAQ's


Total Area: 600,000 hectares

Land Area: 600,000 hectares

Forest and other wooded land: 300,000 hectares



Private 91 per cent

Provincial 8 per cent

Federal 1 per cent


Forest Type

Softwood 24 per cent

Hardwood 29 per cent

Mixed wood 47 per cent


Annual Allowable Cut (2001) 500,000 cubic metres

Harvest (volume) industrial roundwood (2002) 400,000 cubic metres

Harvest (area) industrial roundwood 4,903 hectares

Area defoliated by insects and beetle-killed trees (2002) Not Available

Number of fires (2003) 14

Area burned (2003) 12 hectares


Prince Edward Island Industry FAQs

Value of exports (2003) $13 million

Softwood lumber $11.7 million

Other paper and paperboard $45,841

Converted paper $32,497

Other products $1.2 million


Major Export Markets (2003)

United States $12.8 million

European Union $200,000


Value of Shipments Wood Products

Manufacturing (2001) $46.2 million


Number of establishments:

Wood products manufacturing (2001) 15

Direct employment: 740


Wages and Salaries

Wood products manufacturing (2001) $8 million

Logging Not available



Natural Resources Canada's State of Canada's Forests Report 2003/04.



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