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A preview of Maryland's forest resourceAuthor(s): Douglas S. Powell; Teresa M. Bowers
Source: Research Note NE-252. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 7p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionThe 1976 forest survey of Maryland shows that the State has 2.5 million acres of commercial forest land, a decline of 13 percent since 1964. Ninety percent of it is in private ownership; 56 percent in sawtimber stands; 46 percent in the oak-hickory forest type. Timber volume has increased to 3.5 billion cubic feet of growing stock and 8.2 billion board feet of sawtimber. Seventy-three percent of the growing-stock volume is in sawtimber stands and 49 percent is in oak-hickory types. In a State that is dominated by hardwoods, loblolly pine is the single species with the most volume. Net growth exceeds removals for the State as a whole, but overcutting is occurring in certain units and in certain species.
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CitationPowell, Douglas S.; Bowers, Teresa M. 1978. A preview of Maryland''s forest resource. Research Note NE-252. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 7p.
KeywordsForest survey, timber resource, forest area, timber volume, growth, removals, forestry statistics
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