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    Author(s): John F. Kelly; F. Dee Hines
    Date: 1987
    Source: Resour. Bull. SO-127. New Orleans, Louisiana: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 38 p.
    Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)
    Station: Southern Forest Experiment Station
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    The 1987 survey of the 14 counties in the Central Mississippi unit indicated the following changes since the previous survey in 1977:
    • Timberland area, now covering 4,097.0 thousand acres, has increased 6 percent.
    • Forest industry-owned timberland increased 112.5 thousand acres or 13 percent.
    • Pine forest types decreased by 11 percent.
    • Oak-pine and oak-hickory forest types increased by 12 and 41 percent respectively.
    • Sapling-seedling stands increased 29 percent; poletimber stands decreased 15 percent; sawtimber stands increased 4 percent.
    • Planted area increased 275.6 thousand acres, a 90 percent increase.
    • Softwood growing-stock volume decreased 2 percent; softwood sawtimber volume increased 12 percent.
    • Hardwood growing-stock volume increased 20 percent; hardwood sawtimber volume increased 29 percent.
    • Net growth of softwood growing stock decreased 21 percent.
    • Net growth of hardwood growing stock increased by 22 percent.
    • Removals of growing stock increased 34 percent. Softwood removals increased 36 percent; softwood removals now exceed growth. Hardwood removals increased by 31 percent.
    • Mortality of growing stock increased 87 percent.

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    Kelly, John F.; Dee Hines, F. 1987. Forest statistics for Central Mississippi counties - 1987. Resour. Bull. SO-127. New Orleans, Louisiana: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 38 p.

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