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Forest statistics for the Southern Mountains of Virginia, 1992Author(s): Michael T. Thompson
Source: Resour. Bull. SE-130. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 58 p.
Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)
Station: Southeastern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionSince 1986 the area of timberland remained stable at 3.0 million acres. Nonindustrial private forest landowners control 83 percent of the timberland in the region, Rare than 27,000 acres are harvested annually, while 17,000 acres were regenerated by artificial and natural means. Volume of hardwood graving stock increased by 5 percent to 4.8 billion cubic feet. Volume of softwood growing stock declined by 4 percent to 617 million cubic feet. Net annual growth of hardwood growing stock declined by 26 percent to 99 million cubic feet. Net annual growth of softwood growing stock declined by 9 percent to 20 million cubic feet. Annual removals of hardwood growing stock more than doubled and now total 61 million cubic feet. Softwood removals are sewn times those in the previous period and now total 23 million cubic feet. Annual mortality of hardwoods increased 38 percent to 36 million cubic feet, whereas softwood mortality remained stable at 7 million cubic feet.
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CitationThompson, Michael T. 1992. Forest statistics for the Southern Mountains of Virginia, 1992. Resour. Bull. SE-130. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 58 p.
Keywordstimberland, forest ownership, timber volume, timber growth, timber removals
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