Potential residual biomass in mature pine stands of the Midsouth, U.S.A.

  • Authors: Rosson, J.F.
  • Publication Year: 1989
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Biomass


The extent, location, and ownership of residual woody biomass available on mature pine timberland prior to the harvest of log-size pine was determined for the Midsouth States. Most of this residual is on non-industrial private timberland. Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua L.) and loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) are the dominant species in the residual. Stems of all species < 25 cm in diameter comprise most of the residual (66%). A preharvest biomass operation may be the most efficient way to take advantage of these substantial levels of woody biomass.

  • Citation: Rosson, J.F., Jr. 1989. Potential residual biomass in mature pine stands of the Midsouth, U.S.A. Biomass 20(3-4):145-154
  • Keywords: forest inventory, forest ownership, woody biomass, mature
  • Posted Date: October 6, 2014
  • Modified Date: June 15, 2015
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