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    Author(s): Dennis M. MayJohn S. Vissage
    Date: 1989
    Source: Resour. Bull. SO-142. 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 1989 survey of the west unit of Tennessee revealed the following:
    • Timberland now covers 1,970.0 thousand acres, an 8.5 percent decline since 1980.
    • Bottomland hardwood types fell 14.4 percent since 1980.
    • Timberland acres in other federal ownership doubled to 71.2 thousand acres.
    • Timberland acres held by farmers fell 22.6 percent to 678.5 thousand acres.
    • Sawtimber-sized stands have increased and now comprise 58.9 percent of all timberland acres.
    • Hardwood growing stock numbers are down 23.7 percent and softwood growing stock numbers are up 12.5 percent since 1980.
    • Volume in grade 1 and 2 trees fell 25.3 percent since 1980.
    • Net growth is up for growing stock and sawtimber even through mortality increased 23.6 percent for growing stock and 51.6 percent for sawtimber.
    • Hardwood removals dropped by more than half, while softwood removals more than doubled.

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    May, Dennis M.; Vissage, John S. 1989. Forest statistics for West Tennessee counties - 1989. Resour. Bull. SO-142. New Orleans, Louisiana: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 38 p.

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