Florida's forests, 2013
|Authors:||Mark J. Brown, Jarek Nowak, James T. Vogt|
|Station:||Southern Research Station|
|Source:||Resour. Bull. SRS–213. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of AgricultureForest Service, Southern Research Station.|
The principal findings from the five panels of the ninth forest survey of Florida are presented. In 2013, forests covered 17.3 million acres of the State, of which 15.4 million were classified as timberland. Longleaf-slash pine was the most common forest-type group and covered 5.3 million acres of the timberland. The second most common forest-type group was oak-gumcypress, which covered 3.0 million acres of timberland. Nonindustrial private forest ownerships controlled 66 percent of the State’s timberland. Softwood tree species accounted for 57 percent of the 20.8 billion cubic feet of all-live wood volume that occurred on the State’s timberland. Total net growth of all-live trees on timberland averaged 870 million cubic feet and removals averaged 570 million cubic feet.