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Forest statistics for southeast Georgia, 1988Author(s): Tony G. Johnson
Source: Resour. Bull. SE-104. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 58 p.
Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)
Station: Southeastern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionSince 1981, area of timberland in Southeast Georgia increased less than 1 percent and now totals 7.2 million acres. About 39 percent of the timberland is under forest industry control. Pine plantation acreage increased by 37 percent to 2.5 million acres. New pine stands were established annually on 155,000 acres, exceeding pine stands harvested by 4 percent. Number of softwood stems and larger diameter classes. Volume of softwood growing stock declined less than 1 percent to 4.9 billion cubic feet. Volume of hardwood growing stock was up 4 percent to 3.3 billion cubic feet. Net annual growth of softwoods dropped from 442 to 331 million cubic feet. Net annual growth of hardwoods declined 18 percent to 92 million cubic feet. Annual removals of softwood growing stock was down 19 percent and exceeded net growth by 2 percent. Hardwood removals averaged 74 million cubic feet annually. Annual mortality of softwood growing stock averaged 26 million cubic feet, a drop of 39 percent. Annual mortality of hardwood growing stock increased by 14 percent to 26 million cubic feet.
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CitationJohnson, Tony G. 1988. Forest statistics for southeast Georgia, 1988. Resour. Bull. SE-104. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 58 p.
Keywordstimberland, forest ownership, timber volume, timber growth, timber removals
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