United States Department of Agriculture
Results of the 2000 annual inventory of Iowa show that there are as estimated 2.5 million acres of forest land; 3.2 billion cubic feet of all live volume on timberland; and 87 million dry tons of all live aboveground tree biomass on timberland. Known pathogens and pests in Iowa's forets include oak wilt and gypsy moth.
The North Central Research Station's Forest Inventory and Analysis Program began fieldwork for the fourth forest inventory of Iowa in 1999. This inventory initiates a new annual inventory system. This Research Note contains preliminary estimates of Iowa's forest resources prepared from data gathered during the first year of the inventory.