Forest carbon loss as a result of logging for raw log exports
THE EXPORT OF RAW LOGS, mainly to China, accounts for 8 to 10 percent of all clearcut logging in BC. Most logs for export are cut on the coast, where nearly one in three trees cut ends up on a ship. The required logging results in a significant release of forest carbon. Between 2008 and 2019, approximately 96 megatonnes of forest carbon was released in order to export raw logs (see year by year account below).
Logs being loaded on a log carrier in the Port of Stewart (Photo by Port of Stewart)