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Forest statistics for Central Georgia, 1989Author(s): Michael T. Thompson
Source: Resour. Bull. SE-105. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 51 p.
Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)
Station: Southeastern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionSince 1982, area of timberland in Central Georgia has increased 2.5 percent and now totals 7.2 million acres. Nonindustrial private owners control 68 percent of the region's timberland. The annual rate of stand regeneration more than doubled and averaged more than 217,000 acres each year. Number of live 2-inch softwood trees increased 17 percent. Volume of softwood growing stock fell by 8 percent to 4.3 billion cubic feet. Volume of hardwood growing stock increased by 3 percent to 4.3 billion cubic feet. Net annual growth of softwoods dropped 17 percent to 217 million cubic feet. Hardwood growth was down 8 percent to 157 million cubic feet. Softwood removals increased 4 percent, exceeding growth by 24 percent. Hardwood removals averaged 139 million cubic feet annually, with net growth exceeding removals by 13 percent. Mortality of softwood growing stock was down 13 percent to 51 million cubic feet, whereas mortality of hardwood growing stock increased by 28 percent to 38 million cubic feet.
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CitationThompson, Michael T. 1989. Forest statistics for Central Georgia, 1989. Resour. Bull. SE-105. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 51 p.
Keywordstimberland, land use trends, timberland ownership, timber volume, timber growth, timber removals
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