This resource update provides an overview of forest resources in east Texas derived from an inventory conducted by the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program at the Southern Research Station in cooperation with the Texas A&M Forest Service. These estimates are based on field data collected using the FIA annualized sample design and are updated yearly. The 254 counties of Texas are consolidated into seven FIA survey units-Southeast (unit 1), Northeast (unit 2), North Central (unit 3), South (unit 4), West Central (unit 5), Northwest (unit 6), and West (unit 7). East Texas, the focus of this report, is made up of units 1 and 2 with a total of 43 counties, while central and west Texas consist of units 3 through 7 covering the remaining 211 counties (fig. 1).
Brandeis, Thomas J. 2015. Forests of East Texas, 2014. Resource Update FS-60. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 4 p.