Table 2.6 - Average and total storage of carbon in live trees on timberland in the South Central, by forest type and productivity class, 1987
Volume of
growing stock
Volume of
solid wood
Forest type and productivity class Area of timberland Softwood Hardwood Softwood Hardwood Average carbon storage in trees Total carbon storage 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 16 6 29 17 60,025 301
20 to 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 11 16 6 29 17 60,025 301
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 1,031 22 1,793 63 39,415 16,467
50 to 85 538 272 13 479 36 18,756 4,577
20 to 50 59 30 0 52 0 17,240 462
Total 1,518 1,333 34 2,324 97 31,195 21,480
Loblolly-shortleaf pine (planted)
85 + 3,548 3,324 237 5,818 671 31,457 50,625
50 to 85 1,494 707 54 1,245 152 16,102 10,912
20 to 50 179 40 3 70 8 7,480 607
Total 5,217 4,071 295 7,133 834 26,272 62,170
Longleaf-slash pine (natural)
85 + 953 1,401 91 2,464 254 55,841 24,139
50 to 85 978 955 36 1,698 99 35,932 15,940
20 to 50 242 122 6 218 16 18,946 2,080
Total 2,173 2,480 134 4,383 373 42,831 42,217
Loblolly-shortleaf pine (natural)
85 + 13,250 21,458 2,862 37,511 8,175 60,060 360,969
50 to 85 5,250 5,225 737 9,065 2,093 37,076 88,291
20 to 50 901 521 90 904 256 22,593 9,234
Total 19,400 27,202 3,690 47,477 10,527 52,103 458,492
Oak-pine
85 + 10,271 7,444 5,016 13,059 14,257 50,060 233,222
50 to 85 5,685 2,601 1,848 4,548 5,183 32,257 83,180
20 to 50 1,412 437 379 760 1,065 24,494 15,688
Total 17,363 10,484 7,245 18,371 20,511 42,177 332,172
Oak-hickory
85 + 14,317 2,090 11,848 3,677 33,225 50,526 328,119
50 to 85 14,297 1,042 10,473 1,838 29,383 42,991 278,796
20 to 50 7,517 222 4,283 386 12,274 33,252 113,379
Total 36,130 3,356 26,602 5,904 74,875 43,950 720,260
Oak-gum-cypress
85 + 10,563 1,599 13,344 2,773 37,659 68,131 326,435
50 to 85 4,666 1,123 4,356 1,925 12,496 54,462 115,267
20 to 50 601 176 360 300 1,075 39,795 10,848
Total 15,830 2,895 18,061 4,993 51,234 63,024 452,537
Elm-ash-cottonwood
85 + 735 29 1,041 50 3,028 73,063 24,359
50 to 85 279 13 162 22 480 31,338 3,966
20 to 50 60 0 44 0 134 38,988 1,062
Total 1,073 42 1,246 72 3,639 60,334 29,365
Maple-beech-birch
85 + 15 0 19 0 52 65,590 448
50 to 85 33 4 32 7 88 53,100 796
20 to 50 11 0 12 0 33 56,407 283
Total 60 4 63 7 174 56,063 1,527
Non-stocked timberland
85 + 42 0 0 0 0 0 0
50 to 85 47 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 to 50 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 102 0 0 0 0 0 0
All timberland
85 + 54,615 38,376 34,478 67,149 7,380 55,092 1,364,783
50 to 85 33,273 11,960 17,720 20,860 50,035 39,890 602,029
20 to 50 10,991 1,546 5,177 2,686 14,862 30,818 153,643
Total 98,879 51,882 57,375 90,692 162,277 47,279 2,120,520