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    In 2007, a harvest and utilization study was conducted on 81 operations
    throughout Virginia. There were 2,016 total trees measured; 1,086 or
    54 percent were softwood, while 930 or 46 percent were hardwood. Results
    from this study showed that 86 percent of the total softwood volume
    measured was utilized for a product, and 14 percent was left as logging
    residue. Seventy-nine percent of the total hardwood volume measured was
    utilized for a product, while 21 percent was left as logging residue.

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    Bentley, James W.; Johnson, Tony G. 2009. Virginia harvest and utilization study, 2007. Resour. Bull. SRS–163. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 27 p.


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

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