Southern pulpwood production, 2015
The South’s production of pulpwood decreased from 61.8 million cords in 2014 to 60.6 million cords in 2015. Roundwood production decreased by 260 thousand cords to 49.5 million cords and accounted for 82 percent of the South’s total pulpwood production. The use of wood residue dropped 8 percent to 11.2 million cords in 2015. Georgia and Alabama led the South in total production, with 10.1 and 9.6 million cords, respectively. In 2015, 79 mills were operating and drawing wood from the 13 Southern States.