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    Author(s): John F. Kelly; F. Dee Hines
    Date: 1987
    Source: Resour. Bull. SO-124. New Orleans, Louisiana: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 39 p.
    Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)
    Station: Southern Forest Experiment Station
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    The 1987 survey of the 17 counties in the South Mississippi unit indicated the following changes since the previous survey in 1977:
    • Timberland area, now covering 4,329.0 thousand acres, is approximately the same.
    • Publicly owned land, excluding National Forest lands which did not change, increased by 90.5 thousand acres; forest industry lands decreased by 114.o thousand acres.
    • Pine forest types decreased by 9 percent, all due to decline of the longleaf-slash pine type.
    • Oak-pine and oak-hickory forest types increased by 5 percent and 24 percent respectively.
    • Sapling-seedling stands decreased by 5 percent; poletimber stands and sawtimber stands increased by 4 percent and 6 percent respectively.
    • Planted area increased by 347.2 thousand acres and now accounts for 24 percent of all timberland.
    • Softwood growing-stock volume increased by only 2 percent.
    • Hardwood growing-stock volume increased by 25 percent.
    • Net growth of softwood growing stock decreased by 8 percent.
    • Net growth of softwood growing stock decreased by 8 percent.
    • Net growth of hardwood growing stock increased by 39 percent.
    • Removals of growing stock increased 16 percent. Softwood removals increased only 12 percent, but are now about equal to net growth hardwood removals increased by 34 percent.

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    Kelly, John F.; Dee Hines, F. 1987. Forest statistics for South Mississippi counties - 1987. Resour. Bull. SO-124. New Orleans, Louisiana: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 39 p.

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