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Forest statistics for the Northern coastal plain of South Carolina, 1992

Author(s):

Michael T. Thompson
Raymond M. Sheffield

Year:

1993

Publication type:

Resource Bulletin (RB)

Primary Station(s):

Southern Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Southeastern Forest Experiment Station

Source:

Resour. Bull. SE-135. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 55 p.

Description

Since 1988, area of timberland in the Northern Coastal Plain of South Carolina increased by 3 percent to 4.7 million acres. Nonindustrial private forest landowners control 67 percent of the region's timberland. Area classified as a pine type remained stable at 1.9 million acres. More than 116,000 acres were harvested annually, while 177,000 acres were regenerated by artificial and natural means. Volume of softwood growing stock decreased 26 percent to 2.5 billion cubic feet. Volume of hardwood growing stock declined 13 percent to 3.1 billion cubic feet. Extremely high mortality drove net growth downward. Net annual growth of softwoods declined 84 percent to 28 million cubic feet. Hardwood growth dropped 77 percent to 23 million cubic feet. Annual removals of softwood growing stock increased 9 percent to 175 million cubic feet; hardwood removals jumped 18 percent to 87 million cubic feet. Annual mortality of softwood growing stock was up eight times the level recorded in 1986, whereas hardwood mortality was up four times the previous level.

Citation

Thompson, Michael T.; Sheffield, Raymond M. 1993. Forest statistics for the Northern coastal plain of South Carolina, 1992. Resour. Bull. SE-135. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 55 p.

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