Table 2.7 - Average and total storage of carbon in live trees on timberland in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, 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+ 2,164 3,080 888 6,383 1,894 50,971 50,034
50 to 85 3,760 4,323 1,727 9,149 3,782 46,833 79,879
20 to 50 2,144 2,076 1,017 4,468 2,307 43,721 42,523
Total 8,067 9,480 3,631 20,002 7,980 47,122 172,426
Spruce-fir
85+ 1,558 2,068 437 4,500 1,015 45,279 31,989
50 to 85 5,659 7,191 1,397 15,849 3,369 43,304 111,146
20 to 50 2,794 3,050 569 6,718 1,368 36,826 46,666
Total 10,007 12,310 2,407 27,069 5,760 41,829 189,875
Loblolly-shortleaf pine
85 + 791 659 246 1,504 549 45,314 16,254
50 to 85 808 538 242 1,191 530 37,424 13,723
20 to 50 1,105 631 173 1,323 359 26,286 13,176
Total 2,704 1,827 660 4,016 1,435 35,153 43,117
Oak-pine
85 + 841 532 736 1,127 1,566 60,284 22,999
50 to 85 1,600 897 1,236 1,944 2,682 54,430 39,505
20 to 50 1,097 596 697 1,256 1,504 47,156 23,464
Total 3,539 2,022 2,668 4,321 5,750 53,510 85,898
Oak-hickory
85 + 10,330 333 14,225 712 30,419 59,034 276,615
50 to 85 15,838 609 21,090 1,290 45,081 57,244 411,247
20 to 50 10,560 648 12,480 1,360 26,401 50,975 244,166
Total 36,730 1,591 47,795 3,363 101,901 55,943 932,038
Oak-gum-cypress
85 + 61 0 57 0 121 35,768 990
50 to 85 149 87 145 196 307 56,854 3,840
20 to 50 233 56 267 123 545 50,144 5,290
Total 444 144 470 320 976 50,457 10,153
Elm-ash-cottonwood
85 + 1,218 37 1,394 81 3,009 44,308 24,485
50 to 85 2,279 45 1,805 96 3,866 30,364 31,389
20 to 50 1,382 37 918 81 1,963 25,817 16,185
Total 4,879 119 4,117 258 8,838 32,560 72,059
Maple-beech-birch
85 + 6,511 986 8,666 2,064 17,961 55,363 163,508
50 to 85 12,971 2,091 15,685 4,407 32,708 51,229 301,415
20 to 50 9,663 1,782 9,776 3,860 22,124 47,651 208,856
Total 29,145 4,861 34,129 10,335 72,797 50,971 673,836
Aspen-birch
85 + 541 72 428 155 929 27,922 6,847
50 to 85 1,454 212 1,180 463 2,646 29,784 19,636
20 to 50 1,248 187 979 413 2,327 30,572 17,300
Total 3,240 471 2,589 1,030 5,906 29,814 43,810
Non-stocked timberland
85 + 19 0 1 0 2 2,147 19
50 to 85 225 1 4 2 8 877 89
20 to 50 159 0 4 0 9 1,096 79
Total 402 1 9 2 19 1,026 187
All timberland
85 + 24,028 7,766 27,074 16,524 57,455 54,477 593,739
50 to 85 44,744 15,995 44,517 34,588 94,992 49,857 1,011,869
20 to 50 30,381 9,065 26,880 19,605 58,907 44,824 617,706
Total 99,153 32,825 98,470 70,714 211,352 49,436 2,223,398