According to the Department of Forestry (DoF), using the national definition of forest of >20% tree canopy cover, forest area in 2002 totalled 9.8 million hectares and 40% of the national land area. The FAO defines forest as >10% tree canopy cover and therefore estimates national forest cover as higher (16.4 million ha/69% of total land area, 2002 and 15.8 million ha/67% of total land area, 2010).