Alabama Timberland Acreage Is Up to 23 Million Acres

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Alabama Timberland Acreage Is Up to 23 Million Acres

A 2014 study by the Forest Inventory & Analysis (FIA) shows that the amount of timberland in Alabama has increased to an all-time high of 23 million acres, or 69% of Alabama’s total area. That’s an increase of 360,000 acres since the year 2000.

The only states in the nation having more timberland than Alabama are Georgia and Oregon.

Approximately 94% of Alabama’s timberland is privately-owned and 6% of timberland is publicly owned. Forest industries (companies that own a wood processing plant) own approximately 7% of Alabama’s timberland while 87% is owned by the non-industrial private sector.

The mix may surprise some people too. Alabama forests are comprised of 43% hardwood stands, 43% softwood stands (mostly pine), and 14% mixed hardwood/pine stands.

Click here for more information and the full report from the Alabama Forestry Service.

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By | 2017-05-18T22:55:06+00:00 July 20th, 2015|Estate & Trust, News & Events, Timber|0 Comments

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