Virginia harvest and utilization study, 2007
In 2007, a harvest and utilization study was conducted on 81 operations
throughout Virginia. There were 2,016 total trees measured; 1,086 or
54 percent were softwood, while 930 or 46 percent were hardwood. Results
from this study showed that 86 percent of the total softwood volume
measured was utilized for a product, and 14 percent was left as logging
residue. Seventy-nine percent of the total hardwood volume measured was
utilized for a product, while 21 percent was left as logging residue.