Table 2.12 - Annual average and tote/ accumulation of carbon in live trees on timberland in the Southeast, by forest type and productivity class, 1987
Net annual growth of growing stock Net annual growth of solid wood
Forest type and
productivity class
Area of timberland Softwood Hardwood Softwood Hardwood Average carbon accumulation
in trees
Total carbon accumulation
in trees
(1,000 ac) (1,000,000 cu ft) (1,000,000 cu ft) (Lbs/ac) (1,000 metric tons)
White-redjack pine
85+ 365 27,156 4,453 45,094 9,653 2,050 339
50 to 85 98 3,817 1,706 6,344 3,697 1,501 67
20 to 50 18 541 133 901 290 926 8
Total 480 31,514 6,293 52,339 13,641 1,900 414
Spruce-fir
85+ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
50 to 85 9 334 234 549 496 1,769 7
20 to 50 9 184 53 302 112 652 3
Total 18 518 287 852 608 1,213 10
Longleaf-slash pine (planted)
85 + 1,347 136,003 2,119 228,651 5,026 3,392 2,073
50 to 85 3,671 240,567 2,554 405,873 6,188 2,195 3,655
20 to 50 623 21,591 74 36,322 194 1,146 324
Total 5,641 398,161 4,746 670,847 11,406 2,365 6,051
Loblolly-shortleaf pine (planted)
85 + 1,693 139,981 4,587 231,900 10,055 2,432 1,868
50 to 85 3,929 186,303 7,842 309,130 17,107 1,416 2,523
20 to 50 290 7,425 84 12,418 183 736 97
Total 5,913 333,707 12,510 553,446 27,338 1,673 4,488
Longleaf-slash pine (natural)
85 + 1391 142,392 8,384 239,640 20,017 3,653 2,305
50 to 85 3267 211,437 8,950 356,546 21,396 2,263 3,354
20 to 50 1501 49,216 619 82,922 1,455 1,099 748
Total 6160 403,046 17,953 679,109 42,868 2,293 6,407
Loblolly-shortleaf pine (natural)
85 + 5,799 492,490 89,394 818,134 196,041 3,054 8,032
50 to 85 7,600 459,696 67,771 763,305 148,459 2,084 7,185
20 to 50 1,487 50,274 5,574 83,323 12,193 1,109 748
Total 14,886 1,002,460 162,739 1,664,763 356,695 2,364 15,965
Oak-pine
85 + 2,713 88,178 97,651 146,659 215,672 2,534 3,118
50 to 85 5,453 130,259 111,487 217,174 248,653 1,610 3,982
20 to 50 143 22,401 11,865 37,467 26,390 830 539
Total 9,598 240,840 221,004 401,304 490,718 1,755 7,639
Oak-hickory
85 + 7,186 30,426 444,649 50536 968,430 2,794 9,108
50 to 85 15,013 50,756 606,656 84,502 1,333,547 1,859 12,662
20 to 50 3,155 8,999 85,789 14,985 187,658 1,262 1,807
Total 25,351 90,179 1,137,093 150,021 2,489,632 2,050 23,576
Oak-gum-cypress
85 + 2,727 21,400 162,622 35,622 361,592 2,584 3,196
50 to 85 7,056 80,724 286,811 135,649 666,904 1,993 6,379
20 to 50 1,684 25,791 30,136 43,675 72,356 1,168 892
Total 11,467 127,915 479,570 214,946 1,100,853 2,013 10,468
Elm-ash-cottonwood
85 + 681 1,606 44,240 2,664 97,139 2,556 790
50 to 85 706 926 30,431 1,535 67,319 1,701 545
20 to 50 34 33 844 55 1,803 95 15
Total 1,422 2,565 75,516 4,253 166,261 2,092 1,349
Maple-beech-birch
85 + 67 351 4,086 577 8,740 2,569 78
50 to 85 157 386 7,408 641 15,879 1,959 140
20 to 50 13 46 462 76 996 1,516 9
Total 236 783 11,956 1,294 25,616 2,116 227
Non-stocked timberland
85 + 263 159 765 268 1,673 144 17
50 to 85 1,394 1,339 1,438 2,265 3,544 79 50
20 to 50 1,768 3,107 634 5,249 1,432 69 55
Total 3,423 4,605 2,837 7,783 6,649 79 122
All timberland
85 + 24,229 1,080,140 862,948 1,799,744 1,894,036 2,814 30,925
50 to 85 48,352 1,366,546 1,133,291 2,283,518 2,533,193 1,849 40,548
20 to 50 12,012 189,605 136,268 317,690 305,062 962 5,244
Total 84,595 2,636,292 2,132,506 4,400,954 4,732,288 1,999 76,717