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Forest Inventory and Analysis Southern Research Station USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis Kentucky — 2004.

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1 Forest Inventory and Analysis Southern Research Station USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis Kentucky — 2004

2 1949, 1963, 1975, 1988, 2004 The current goal is to update the FIA data approximately every months. FIA will no longer collect periodic inventories years apart. All data are statistical estimates and have associated sampling errors that are available separately. Forest Inventories in Kentucky

3 State Wide Statistics, Kentucky 2004 Nonforest Hardwood Pine Mixed Hardwood & Pine

4 Land Area by Land Class, Kentucky million acre land base

5 Trends in Area of Timberland, Kentucky

6 Area of Timberland by Forest Type Group, Kentucky Oak-hickory Softwood Oak-pine Oak-gum-cypress & Elm-ash-cottonwood Maple-beech-birch & Aspen-birch Nonstocked

7 Trends in Area of Planted Stands by Forest Type, Kentucky 1.0% of timberland area 0.7% of timberland area

8 Area of Timberland by Ownership Class, Kentucky 11.6 million acres million acres

9 Area of Timberland by Other Private Ownership Class and Forest Tract Size Class, Kentucky 2004

10 Area of Timberland by Stand Size Class, Kentucky

11 Stand Age Structure on Timberland, Kentucky, 2004

12 Trends in Volume of Growing Stock Trees on Timberland, Kentucky NOTE: The 1949 and 1963 estimates were adjusted in The 1975 estimate was adjusted in 1988.

13 Trends in Volume of Growing Stock Trees on Timberland by Diameter Class, Kentucky

14 Trends in Volume of Sawtimber Trees on Timberland, Kentucky NOTE: The 1949 and 1963 estimates were adjusted in The 1975 estimate was adjusted in 1988.

15 Hardwood Sawtimber Volume on Timberland by Tree Grade, Kentucky

16 Average Annual Gross Growth and Mortality of Growing Stock Trees, Kentucky

17 Average Annual Net Growth and Removals of Growing Stock Trees, Kentucky Growth/ Removal Ratio

18 Average Annual Gross Growth, Mortality, and Removals of All Live vs Growing Stock Trees, Kentucky

19 Average Annual Gross Growth, Removals, and Mortality of Sawtimber Trees, Kentucky

20 Growth and Removals vs Total Volume of Growing Stock Trees on Timberland, Kentucky

21 Annual Removal Volume of Growing Stock Trees by Owner Class, Kentucky

22 Annual Removal Volume of Growing Stock Trees by Current Land Use, Kentucky Tree volume removed annually that was on timberland in 1988, but has since been converted to a nonforest land use. Tree volume removed annually since 1988 and land use is still in timberland.

23 Number of Growing Stock Trees on Timberland by Diameter Class, Kentucky

24 Percent Change in Number of Growing Stock Trees on Timberland by Diameter Class , Kentucky

25 Number of All Live Trees on Timberland by Diameter Class, Kentucky

26 Percent Change in Number of All Live Trees on Timberland by Diameter Class , Kentucky

27 Area of Timberland, Kentucky 1988 Timberland “bucket” was 12.3 million acres 2004 Timberland “bucket” was 11.6 million acres

28 Volume of Growing Stock Trees on Timberland, Kentucky 1988 Growing stock volume was 11.5 billion cubic feet 2004 Growing stock volume was 18.2 billion cubic feet

29 Average Annual Net Growth of Growing Stock Trees on Timberland, Kentucky 1988 Annual net growth was 384 million cubic feet 2004 Annual net growth was 469 million cubic feet

30 Average Annual Removals of Growing Stock Trees on Timberland, Kentucky 1988 Removals were 181 million cubic feet 2004 Removals were 312 million cubic feet

31 Summary, Kentucky % loss in forestland Gain in large size trees Increase in overall tree volume Slight gain in tree grade quality Growth and removal rates both increased with growth still outpacing removals

32 Jeff Turner: Phone (865) Ray Sheffield: Phone (828) Southern FIA web site National FIA web site US Forest Service Contacts

33 Thank you Kentucky field crew!


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