Table 2.13 - Annual average and total accumulation of carbon in live trees on timberland in the South Central, 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+ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
50 to 85 11 302 71 544 196 9,445
20 to 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 11 302 71 544 196 944 5
Spruce-fir
85+ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
50 to 85 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 to 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Longleaf-slash pine (planted)
85 + 921 76,517 1,913 133,066 5,500 2,943 1,229
50 to 85 538 21,388 990 37,631 2,829 1,471 359
20 to 50 59 2,876 0 4,978 0 1,648 44
Total 1,518 100,781 2,901 175,674 8,323 2,371 1,633
Loblolly-shortleaf pine (planted)
85 + 3,548 257,010 20,678 449,817 58,663 2,470 3,975
50 to 85 1,494 63,407 5,250 111,714 15,030 1,463 991
20 to 50 179 3,358 356 5,898 986 666 54
Total 5,217 323,772 26,282 567,423 74,673 2,121 5,020
Longleaf-slash pine (natural)
85 + 953 61,700 3,441 108,079 9,636 2,417 1,045
50 to 85 978 39,244 1,683 69,549 4,625 1,484 658
20 to 50 242 5,488 305 9,764 837 857 94
Total 2,173 106,432 5,399 187,392 15,016 1,823 1,797
Loblolly-shortleaf pine (natural)
85 + 13,250 1,039,078 121,320 1,814,580 345,462 2,831 17,013
50 to 85 5,250 274,316 32,714 477,222 92,201 1,884 4,486
20 to 50 901 21,447 2,806 37,181 7,856 870 356
Total 19,400 1,334,841 156,839 2,328,983 445,516 2,484 21,855
Oak-pine
85 + 10,271 422,885 200,626 741,068 570,151 2,380 11,088
50 to 85 5,685 146,769 76,140 256,171 214,133 1,546 3,986
20 to 50 1,412 24,181 13,184 42,001 36,953 1,046 670
Total 17,363 593,284 289,953 1,038,259 821,248 1,998 15,736
Oak-hickory
85 + 14,317 197,248 442,601 346,698 1,243,671 2,150 13,965
50 to 85 14,297 84,926 365,235 149,226 1,027,448 1,609 10,433
20 to 50 7,517 12,970 119,883 22,493 343,483 958 3,267
Total 36,130 294,988 927,719 518,151 2,614,602 1,688 27,662
Oak-gum-cypress
85 + 10,563 41,538 378,215 72,230 1,070,278 1,927 9,232
50 to 85 4,666 23,142 101,521 39,825 288,365 1,242 2,628
20 to 50 601 5,027 12,063 8,579 34,449 1,249 340
Total 15,830 69,706 487,438 120,632 1,381,107 1,685 12,102
Elm-ash-cottonwood
85 + 735 818 33,574 1,400 99,955 2,406 802
50 to 85 279 637 6,242 1,082 18,476 1,221 155
20 to 50 60 0 2,084 0 6,034 1,755 48
Total 1,073 1,455 40,426 2,482 120,451 1,999 973
Maple-beech-birch
85 + 15 0 398 0 1,097 1,374 9
50 to 85 33 46 697 83 1,922 1,128 17
20 to 50 11 0 364 0 1,004 1,711 9
Total 60 46 1,458 83 4,020 1,280 35
Non-stocked timberland
85 + 42 517 702 914 1,984 1,321 25
50 to 85 47 642 821 1,123 2,274 1,381 29
20 to 50 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 102 833 1,522 1,448 4,255 1,078 50
All timberland
85 + 54,615 2,097,289 1,203,467 3,667,812 3,406,395 2,357 58,384
50 to 85 33,273 654,131 590,397 1,142,927 1,664,862 1,573 23,747
20 to 50 10,991 74,635 145,183 129,639 415,527 979 4,882
Total 98,879 2,826,053 1,939,046 4,940,375 5,486,782 1,937 86,868