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A preview of Kentucky's forest resource

Author(s):

Joseph E. Barnard
Teresa M. Bowers

Year:

1977

Publication type:

Research Note (RN)

Primary Station(s):

Northern Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Northeastern Research Station

Source:

Research Note NE-234. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 11p.

Description

Forty-eight percent of the total land area of Kentucky is forest. Sixty-three percent of this forest land is the oak-hickory forest type and 47 percent of the forest area supports sawtimber stands. There has been a 23-percent increase in the volume of growing stock and a 24-percent increase in the volume of sawtimber since the 1963 inventory. Total volume of growing stock is 11.4 billion cubic feet, and the sawtimber component is 27.6 billion board feet.

Citation

Barnard, Joseph E.; Bowers, Teresa M. 1977. A preview of Kentucky''s forest resource. Research Note NE-234. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 11p.

Publication Notes

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https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/19262