Virginia's Forests

  • Authors: Bechtold, William A.; Brown, Mark J.; Tansey, John B.
  • Publication Year: 1987
  • Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)
  • Source: Resour. Bull. SE-95. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 95 p.
  • DOI: 10.2737/SE-RB-95

Abstract

Between 1977 and 1986, area of timberland in Virginia declined from 16.0 to 15.4 million acres. Volume of softwood growing stock increased by 5 percent, and volume of hardwood growing stock increased by 11 percent. Softwood net annual growth decreased by 7 percent, and hardwood growing-stick growth decreased by 1 percent. Softwood removals remained almost unchanged whereas removals of hardwood growing stock fell by 6 percent. Softwood growth exceeded removals by 11 percent, and hardwood growth exceeded removals by about two to one.

  • Citation: Bechtold, William A.; Brown, Mark J.; Tansey, John B. 1987. Virginia''s Forests. Resour. Bull. SE-95. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 95 p.
  • Keywords: timberland, forst ownership, timber volume, timber growth, timber removals
  • Posted Date: June 1, 2006
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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