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Forest statistics for Central Tennessee counties - 1989Author(s): Dennis M. May; John S. Vissage
Source: Resour. Bull. SO-144. New Orleans, Louisiana: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 42 p.
Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)
Station: Southern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionThe 1989 survey of the Central Unit of Tennessee revealed the following:
- Timberland now covers 2,416.3 thousand acres, an increase of 14 percent since 1980.
- Ninety-five percent of the unit’s timberland is privately owned.
- Cedar and mixed cedar-hardwood stands occupy 456.1 thousand acres of timberland.
- Oak-hickory forests account for 79 percent of the unit’s timberland.
- Area in sawtimber-sized stands increased by 250 thousand acres with most of the increase in oak-hickory forest types.
- The number of hardwood growing-stock trees fell 17 percent, while softwood numbers increased 26 percent.
- Hardwood growing-stock volume climbed 55 percent to 2,304.7 million cubic feet and softwood growing-stock volume climbed 74 percent to 138.1 million cubic feet.
- Softwood sawtimber volumes more than doubled and hardwood sawtimber volumes increased by two-thirds since 1980.
- Hardwood sawtimber quality declined since 1980. Net growth increased for both growing stock and sawtimber despite a doubling in mortality.
- Removals increased for both growing stock and sawtimber but were concentrated in the sawtimber portion of the inventory.
- Growth exceeds removals by roughly 3 to 1.
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CitationMay, Dennis M.; Vissage, John S. 1989. Forest statistics for Central Tennessee counties - 1989. Resour. Bull. SO-144. New Orleans, Louisiana: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 42 p.
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