Forests of Kentucky, 2013

  • Authors: Oswalt, Christopher
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Publication Series: Resource Update (RU)
  • Source: Resource Update FS-109. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station.


This resource update provides an overview of forest resource attributes for Kentucky based on an annual inventory conducted by the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program at the Southern Research Station of the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the Kentucky Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry. These estimates, along with Web-posted supplemental tables, will be updated annually. For more information regarding past inventory reports for Kentucky, inventory program information, field sampling methodology, and estimation procedures, please refer to the citations at the end of this report. The estimates presented in this update are for the measurement year 2013 with comparisons made to data reported in 2012. The sample plot population in Kentucky consists of 4,356 plots of which 2,465 contained a forested condition, collected across a period of 5 years. Approximately 98.7 percent (2,433 plots) of forested plots were measured previously with an average of a 5-year remeasurement period. The data used in this publication were accessed from the FIA database (FIADB) at in September of 201

  • Citation: Oswalt, C.M. 2017. Forests of Kentucky, 2013. Resource Update FS-109. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 4 p.
  • Posted Date: March 7, 2017
  • Modified Date: December 15, 2017
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