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Identifying aboveground wood fiber potentials in New York StateAuthor(s): Eric H. Wharton
Source: Resour. Bull. NE-82. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 25p.
Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionNew York forests are made up of more than just the growing stock that is measured during conventional forest inventories. A biomass inventory, completed in 1980, showed that New York commercial forest lands contain nearly 1,164.4 million green tons of aboveground tree biomass, or an average of 75.6 green tons per acre. Conventional growing stock accounted for 57 percent of the total wood fiber supply. The rest was nongrowing stock that includes cull trees, previously noncommercial tree species, small trees, and tree tops. Utilization studies conducted in New York showed that 1.7 million green tons of wood residues generated by harvesting and processing industrial wood products are not being used, but that such residues could be recovered for certain forest products. Standing aboveground tree biomass may be more expensive to recover than residues because of such physical and socioeconomic constraints as tract size, terrain condition, and the attitude of forest-land owners toward harvesting.
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CitationWharton, Eric H. 1984. Identifying aboveground wood fiber potentials in New York State. Resour. Bull. NE-82. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 25p.
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