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Title: North Carolina's forests, 1990

Author: Brown, Mark J.;

Date: 1990

Source: Resour. Bull. SE-142. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 101 p.

Publication Series: Resource Bulletin (RB)

Description: 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.

Keywords: Timberland, forest ownership, timber volumes, timber growth, timber removals, timber mortality

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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.


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