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    Author(s): F. Dee Hines
    Date: 1988
    Source: Resour. Bull. SO-131. 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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    The 1988 survey of the Ozark Unit in Arkansas showed several changes since the 1978 survey.
    • Timberland area now covers 5729.6 thousand acres, up 10 percent since 1978
    • Private ownership accounts for 4417.1 thousand acres, up 11 percent.
    • Area covered by loblolly-shortleaf forest type is up 16 percent.
    • Oak-pine forest types showed a 22 percent increase in acreage.
    • Bottomland hardwood forest types increased by 66.2 thousand acres, 48 percent.
    • Sawtimber stands increased 30 percent, poletimber stands increased 26 percent, sapling-seedling stands decreased 29 percent.
    • Plantation acreage is up 74 percent.
    • Softwood volumes have increased; 26 percent for growing stock, 25 percent for sawtimber.
    • Hardwood volumes have increased, 39 percent for growing stock, 54 percent for sawtimber.
    • Softwood growth and removals decreased for both growing stock and sawtimber.
    • hardwood growth estimates for growing stock and sawtimber are up substantially from the 1978 estimates.
    • Removals of hardwood growing stock have decreased, while removals of hardwood sawtimber have increased.
    • Mortality estimates are up more than 90 percent.

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    Dee Hines, F. 1988. Forest statistics for Arkansas'' Ozark counties - 1988. Resour. Bull. SO-131. New Orleans, Louisiana: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 45 p.

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