North Carolina’s forests, 2007

Abstract

The principal findings of the eighth forest survey of North Carolina are presented. In 2007, forests covered 18.6 million acres of the State, of which 18.1 million were classified as timberland. Oak-hickory was the most common forest-type group and covered 7.3 million acres of the timberland. The second most common forest-type group was loblolly-shortleaf pine, which covered 5.3 million acres of timberland. Nonindustrial private forest ownerships controlled 78 percent of the State’s timberland. Hardwood tree species accounted for 65 percent of the all-live wood volume that occurred on the State’s timberland. Total net growth of all-live trees on timberland averaged 1.5 billion cubic feet and removals averaged >1.1 billion cubic feet.

  • Citation: Brown, Mark J.; New, Barry D.; Johnson, Tony G.; Chamberlain, James L. 2014. North Carolina’s forests, 2007. Resour. Bull. SRS-RB-199. Asheville, NC: USDA-Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 112 p.
  • Keywords: FIA, forest health, forest ownership, timber growth, timber product output, timber removals, timber volume, timberland
  • Posted Date: August 22, 2014
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2014
  • Requesting Print Publications

    Publication requests are subject to availability. Fiscal responsibility limits the hardcopies of publications we produce and distribute. Electronic versions of publications may be downloaded, distributed and printed.

    Please make any requests at pubrequest@fs.fed.us.

    Publication Notes

    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
    • Our online publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat. During the capture process some typographical errors may occur. Please contact the SRS webmaster if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
    • To view this article, download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.