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North Carolina's forests, 1990Author(s): Mark J. Brown
Source: Resour. Bull. SE-142. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 101 p.
Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)
Station: Southeastern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionSince 1984, area of timberland in North Carolina declined by less than 1 percent and currently totals 18.7 million acres. Nonindustrial private forest landowners control 76 percent of the State's timberland. Volume of softwood growing stock increased 4 percent, and hardwood growing-stock volume also increased 4 percent. Softwood net annual growth rose 18 percent to 590 million cubic feet, whereas hardwood growth declined 9 percent to 570 million cubic feet. Annual removals of softwood and hardwood growing stock increased 19 and 36 percent, respectively. Annual softwood mortality leveled off, while hardwood mortality nearly doubled.
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CitationBrown, Mark J. 1990. North Carolina''s forests, 1990. Resour. Bull. SE-142. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 101 p.
KeywordsTimberland, forest ownership, timber volumes, timber growth, timber removals, timber mortality
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