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Title: Forest statistics for South Carolina, 1993

Author: Conner, Roger C.;

Date: 1993

Source: Resour. Bull. SE-141. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 52 p.

Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)

Description: Since 1986, area of timberland in South Carolina increased 2 percent to 12.4 million acres. Nonindustrial private forest landowners control 72 percent of the State's timberland. Area of softwood forest types increased 2 percent to over 5.5 million acres. More than 279,000 acres were harvested annually, while 372,000 acres were regenerated by artificial and natural means. Volume of softwood growing stock decreased 10 percent to 8.0 billion cubic feet. Hardwood growing-stock volume declined 5 percent to 8.7 billion cubic feet. Net annual growth of softwoods declined 23 percent to 344 million cubic feet. Hardwood growth dropped 27 percent to 182 million cubic feet. Annual removals of softwood growing stock increased 8 percent to 492 million cubic feet, and hardwood removals jumped 37 percent to 236 million cubic feet. Annual mortality of softwood growing stock was 253 million cubic feet, three times the softwood mortality reported in 1986. Hardwood mortality increased 153 percent to 154 million cubic feet.

Keywords: timberland, forest ownership, timber volume, timber growth, timber removals

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Conner, Roger C. 1993. Forest statistics for South Carolina, 1993. Resour. Bull. SE-141. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 52 p.


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