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    In 2008, a harvest and utilization study was conducted on 80 operations throughout Alabama. There were 2,100 total trees measured; 1,433 or 68 percent were softwood, while 667 or 32 percent were hardwood. Results from this study showed that 88 percent of the total softwood volume measured was utilized for a product, and 12 percent was left as logging residue. Seventy-five percent of the total hardwood volume measured was utilized for a product, while 25 percent was left as logging residue.

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    Bentley, James W.; Johnson, Tony G. 2008. Alabama harvest and utilization study, 2008. Resour. Bull. SRS-141. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 24 p.


    FIA, growing stock, logging residue, nongrowing stock, overutilization, product, removals, underutilization

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