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    Between 1977 and 1986, area of timberland in Virginia declined from 16.0 to 15.4 million acres. Volume of softwood growing stock increased by 5 percent, and volume of hardwood growing stock increased by 11 percent. Softwood net annual growth decreased by 7 percent, and hardwood growing-stick growth decreased by 1 percent. Softwood removals remained almost unchanged whereas removals of hardwood growing stock fell by 6 percent. Softwood growth exceeded removals by 11 percent, and hardwood growth exceeded removals by about two to one.

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    Bechtold, William A.; Brown, Mark J.; Tansey, John B. 1987. Virginia''s Forests. Resour. Bull. SE-95. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 95 p.


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