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A preview of West Virginia's forest resourceAuthor(s): Joseph E. Barnard; Teresa M. Bowers
Source: Research Note NE-249. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 11p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionForest land occupies 75 percent of the total land area of West Virginia. Sixty percent of the forest land is classified in the oak-hickory forest type and only 6 percent in all the softwood forest types. Since 1961, growing-stock volume increased 24 percent. Yellow-poplar increased 39 percent in volume and is now the prevalent species in the State.
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CitationBarnard, Joseph E.; Bowers, Teresa M. 1977. A preview of West Virginia''s forest resource. Research Note NE-249. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 11p.
KeywordsForest surveys (West Virginia), forest area, resources (timber), statistics (forestry)
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