Methodology for Assessing Forest Biomass

Recent concerns with energy security, energy costs, rural economies, and environmental concerns have increased interest in the use of forest biomass for energy. Forest biomass can be obtained directly from the forest in the forms of trees and portions of trees, and from forest product manufacturing facilities in the form of by-products such as bark, sawdust, shavings and other residues. This report provides instructions on the use of various Forest Inventory Analysis data to perform forestry biomass assessments and lists several methods of estimating the availability of biomass from forest sources.

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