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Title: Forest statistics for Arkansas' delta counties - 1988

Author: Dee Hines, F.;

Date: 1988

Source: Resour. Bull. SO-133. New Orleans, Louisiana: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 45 p.

Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)

Description: The 1988 survey of the Arkansas Delta showed the following changes since the 1978 survey:

  • Timberland area now covers 1,899.0 thousand acres, up 4 percent since 1978.
  • forest industry-owned timberland decreased 11 percent, other privately owned timberland increased 7 percent.
  • Area covered by the loblolly-shortleaf forest type is up to 26 percent.
  • Oak-pine forest type showed a 20-percent decrease in acreage.
  • bottomland hardwood forest types increased by 38.0 thousand acres, 3 percent.
  • Sawtimber stands increased 9 percent, poletimber stands decreased 5 percent, sapling-seedling stands decreased 3 percent.
  • Plantations now cover 53.2 thousand acres, an increase of 116 percent.
  • softwood volumes have increased, 23 percent for growing stock, 14 percent for sawtimber.
  • Hardwood volumes have increased 26 percent for growing stock, 31 percent for sawtimber.
  • Softwood growth and removals, growing stock and sawtimber, have increased.
  • Hardwood growth on growing stock is down, growth on sawtimber is up.
  • Removals of hardwood, both growing stock and sawtimber, have decreased substantially.
  • Mortality estimates are up.

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Dee Hines, F. 1988. Forest statistics for Arkansas'' delta counties - 1988. Resour. Bull. SO-133. New Orleans, Louisiana: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 45 p.


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