Accession Number PB2013-110495
Title Forest Health Highlights in South Carolina, 2012.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 3p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract South Carolinas forests cover 12.9 million acres, more than 67% of the states land area. The majority of the states forested land, some 11.4 million acres, is in nonindustrial private ownership, while approximately 613,000 acres are in national forests. Forestry is the most important manufacturing industry in South Carolina, providing 44,708 jobs and the total economic impact of South Carolinas forest industry is $17.45 billion annually. South Carolinas forests are also prized for their scenic beauty, supporting tourism and outdoor recreation and providing wildlife habitat from the Appalachian Mountains in the upstate to the lowcountry of the Atlantic Coastal Plain. Major forest types in the state include oak-hickory, loblolly and shortleaf pine, mixed oak-pine, and oak-gum-cypress. Longleaf and slash pine forests, historically much more wide-ranging, now comprise 4% of the states forests, while other minor types account for an additional 6%.
Keywords Damage assessment
Diseases
Diseases and pests
Ecosystems
Forest health
Forest management
Forests and forestry
Insects
Maps
Natural resources management
South Carolina
Surveys
Tables(Data)

 
Source Agency Forest Service Engineering Staff Washington DC
NTIS Subject Category 48D - Forestry
57P - Pest Control
57C - Botany
Corporate Author South Carolina Forest Commission, Columbia.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1323
Contract Number N/A

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