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Title: Domestic fuelwood use in Louisiana

Author: Rudis, Victor A.;

Date: 1986

Source: Proceedings 3rd Southern Biomass Energy Research Conference; 1985 March 12-14;Gainesville, FL:New York:Plenum Press: 43-55.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: A telephone survey of Louisiana households and commercial vendors of domestic fuelwood was conducted in 1984 to assess domestic fuelwood use and sources of production.Twenty-two percent of the households surveyed used fuelwood during the 1983-84 heating season.Domestic fuelwood production amounted to 981,000 m3, an amount comparable to 10% of Louisiana's 1982 pulpwood production.The survey also pointed out differences in total production by type of producer, condition and species of trees used, land use class, ownership class, and geographic regions.Of the total fuelwood produced, 71% was cut or collected directly by households, while the remaining 29% was cut or collected by tree service companies, other companies, and other individual vendors.The majority of fuelwood came from live trees, primarily oaks, and was cut from private woodlands.Production was greatest in northern parishes near major cities.

Keywords: Consumption, producers, woody biomass, firewood.

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Rudis, Victor A. 1986. Domestic fuelwood use in Louisiana. Proceedings 3rd Southern Biomass Energy Research Conference; 1985 March 12-14;Gainesville, FL:New York:Plenum Press: 43-55.


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