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    Author(s): John F. Kelly; F. Dee Hines
    Date: 1987
    Source: Resour. Bull. SO-126. 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 14 counties in the Mississippi Delta unit indicated the following changes since the previous survey in 1977:
    • Timber area, now covering 1,388.3 thousand acres, has decreased 6 percent.
    • Forest industry-owned timberland decreased 127.9 thousand acres, or 49 percent; other public land increased 70.3 thousand acres.
    • The oak-gum-cypress forest type decreased by 87.1 thousand acres, or 10 percent; it now accounts for 55 percent of total timberland.
    • Sawtimber stands increased 70.4 thousand acres, and now account for 70 percent of all timberland.
    • Hardwood growing-stock volume increased 23 percent, and now accounts for 93 percent of all volume; hardwood sawtimber similarly increased by 26 percent.
    • Softwood growing-stock volume increased 24 percent; sawtimber volume increased 50 percent.
    • Net growth of hardwood growing stock increased 21 percent; net growth of softwood growing stock did not change.
    • Removals of growing stock decreased 31 percent, with the decrease attributable to hardwoods.

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    Kelly, John F.; Hines, F. Dee. 1987. Forest statistics for Mississippi Delta counties - 1987. Resour. Bull. SO-126. New Orleans, Louisiana: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 39 p.

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