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    Author(s): Thomas A. AlbrightBrett J. ButlerSusan J. CrockerCassandra M. KurtzTonya W. Lister; William H. McWilliams; Patrick D. MilesRandall S. MorinMark D. NelsonRachel RiemannJames E. SmithChristopher W. Woodall
    Date: 2018
    Source: Resour. Bull. NRS-118. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 114 p.
    Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    This report constitutes the third full report of annualized inventory on Ohio forest land and summarizes field data collected from 2011 through 2016. Ohio has 8.0 million acres of forest land containing 103 tree species and 50 forest types. Net cubic-foot and sawtimber volumes continued to increase, as did the area occupied by large diameter stands. Growing-stock volume remained stable overall, though it decreased 3 percent on private land since 2006. The net-growth-to-harvest-removals ratio dropped from 2.3:1 in 2011 to 1.6:1 in 2016. Invasive insects have had a substantial impact on Ohio's forests, particularly for ash species. Additional information on land-use change, fragmentation, ownership, forest composition, structure, age, carbon stocks, regeneration, invasive plants, insect pests, and the possible future of Ohio's forests is also presented. Sets of supplemental tables are available online at and contain: 1) tables that summarize quality assurance and 2) a core set of tabular estimates for a variety of forest resources.

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    Albright, Thomas A.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Lister, Tonya W.; McWilliams, William H.; Miles, Patrick D.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Riemann, Rachel; Smith, James E.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2018. Ohio Forests 2016. Resour. Bull. NRS-118. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 114 p.


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    inventory, land use, fragmentation, forest statistics, forest land, timberland, forest ownership, forest regeneration, volume, carbon, growth, removals, mortality, forest health, timber product, forest pest, invasive plant, Ohio

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