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Forest Inventory & Analysis
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Net Volume of Hardwood Growing Stock Trees on Timberland, 2007


This map shows the spatial distribution of the nation’s hardwood growing stock trees five inches and larger as the total volume in cubic feet by county timberland area. Forty three percent of the volume of growing stock is hardwoods. The net volume of U.S.hardwoods is roughly 403 billion cubic feet.

Use this map only to identify broad spatial trends. At the time of assessment, data were not available for interior Alaska, the Pacific Basin, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and a small number of counties in the lower 48 states.



USDA Forest Service, 2007 RPA data, available at:


USDA Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis.


USDA Forest Service, 2007 RPA data and the National Atlas of the United States.


Growing Stock is defined as a classification of timber inventory that includes live trees of commercial species meeting specified standards of quality or vigor. Cull trees are excluded. When associated with volume, includes only trees 5.0 inches in diameter at breast height (dbh) (4.5 feet) and larger. Timberland is defined as forest land capable of producing crops of industrial wood (20 cubic feet per acre per year in natural stands) that is not withdrawn from timber utilization by statute or administrative regulation.


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Last Modified: March 31, 2009

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