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Table 3 Land Classification System

From: The national forest inventory in China: history - results - international context

Class name Description
Forest land Arboreal forest Forest land with a minimum area of 667 m2, a minimum width of 10 m, and a minimum crown cover of tree species of 20 %
Bamboo forest Forest land composed of bamboos with a minimum dbh of 2 cm
Open forest land Forest land with a crown cover of tree species of 10–19 %
Shrub land Forest land with a minimum crown cover of shrub species of 30 %, including two sub-classes: special shrubs and general shrubs
Other forest land Unclosed afforestation land, nursery land, clear-cut land, burned forest land, and planned forest land
Non-forest land Cropland Cultivated land, farmland
Grazing land Pasture, rangeland, grassland
Inland water Lakes, rivers, and other water bodies
Built-up land Industry and commerce, mining, traffic and transport, tourist facilities, dwellings and parking sites, gardens and parks
Other land Unused and unproductive non-forest land