North Carolina's forests, 1990

  • Authors: Brown, Mark J.
  • Publication Year: 1990
  • Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)
  • Source: Resour. Bull. SE-142. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 101 p.
  • DOI: 10.2737/SE-RB-142

Abstract

Since 1984, area of timberland in North Carolina declined by less than 1 percent and currently totals 18.7 million acres. Nonindustrial private forest landowners control 76 percent of the State's timberland. Volume of softwood growing stock increased 4 percent, and hardwood growing-stock volume also increased 4 percent. Softwood net annual growth rose 18 percent to 590 million cubic feet, whereas hardwood growth declined 9 percent to 570 million cubic feet. Annual removals of softwood and hardwood growing stock increased 19 and 36 percent, respectively. Annual softwood mortality leveled off, while hardwood mortality nearly doubled.

  • Citation: Brown, Mark J. 1990. North Carolina''s forests, 1990. Resour. Bull. SE-142. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 101 p.
  • Keywords: Timberland, forest ownership, timber volumes, timber growth, timber removals, timber mortality
  • Posted Date: January 1, 2000
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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