Alabama harvest and utilization study, 2008
In 2008, a harvest and utilization study was conducted on 80 operations throughout Alabama. There were 2,100 total trees measured; 1,433 or 68 percent were softwood, while 667 or 32 percent were hardwood. Results from this study showed that 88 percent of the total softwood volume measured was utilized for a product, and 12 percent was left as logging residue. Seventy-five percent of the total hardwood volume measured was utilized for a product, while 25 percent was left as logging residue.