Nicaragua - Forestry



About 38.6% of Nicaragua is forested. The country has four distinct forest zones: deciduous hardwood, mountain pine, lowland pine, and evergreen hardwood. Nicaragua's largest remaining timber resources, in the evergreen hardwood zone, are largely inaccessible. Nicaragua is the southernmost area of natural North American pine lands. The most well-known cloud forest in Nicaragua is Selva Negra (Black Forest), in the Matagalpa region. In 2000, roundwood production totaled 5,984,000 cu m (211 million cu ft), with 96% burned as fuel wood. Sawn wood production was about 148,000 cu m (5.2 million cu ft) that year.

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