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Forest statistics for Arkansas' delta counties - 1988Author(s): F. Dee Hines
Source: Resour. Bull. SO-133. New Orleans, Louisiana: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 45 p.
Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)
Station: Southern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionThe 1988 survey of the Arkansas Delta showed the following changes since the 1978 survey:
- Timberland area now covers 1,899.0 thousand acres, up 4 percent since 1978.
- forest industry-owned timberland decreased 11 percent, other privately owned timberland increased 7 percent.
- Area covered by the loblolly-shortleaf forest type is up to 26 percent.
- Oak-pine forest type showed a 20-percent decrease in acreage.
- bottomland hardwood forest types increased by 38.0 thousand acres, 3 percent.
- Sawtimber stands increased 9 percent, poletimber stands decreased 5 percent, sapling-seedling stands decreased 3 percent.
- Plantations now cover 53.2 thousand acres, an increase of 116 percent.
- softwood volumes have increased, 23 percent for growing stock, 14 percent for sawtimber.
- Hardwood volumes have increased 26 percent for growing stock, 31 percent for sawtimber.
- Softwood growth and removals, growing stock and sawtimber, have increased.
- Hardwood growth on growing stock is down, growth on sawtimber is up.
- Removals of hardwood, both growing stock and sawtimber, have decreased substantially.
- Mortality estimates are up.
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CitationDee Hines, F. 1988. Forest statistics for Arkansas'' delta counties - 1988. Resour. Bull. SO-133. New Orleans, Louisiana: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 45 p.
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