This report contains the findings of a 2003 canvas of all primary wood-using plants in Kentucky, and presents changes in product output and residue use since 2001. It complements the Forest Inventory and Analysis periodic inventory of volume and removals from the State’s timberland. The canvass was conducted to determine the amount and source of wood receipts and annual timber product drain, by county in 2003, and to determine interstate and cross-regional movement of industrial roundwood. Only primary wood-using mills were canvassed. Primary mills are those that process roundwood in log or bolt form or as chipped roundwood. Examples of industrial roundwood products are saw logs, pulpwood, veneer logs, poles, and logs used for composite board products. Mills producing products from residues generated at primary and secondary processors were not canvassed. Trees chipped in the woods were included in the estimate of timber drain only if they were delivered to a primary domestic manufacturer.
Bentley, James W.; Lowe, Larry. 2006. Kentucky''s timber industry - an assessment of timber product output and use, 2003. Resour. Bull. SRS-105. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 50 p.