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Accession Number PB2013-110499
Title Forest Health Highlights in Virginia, 2012.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 6p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Virginias forests cover 15.7 million acres, more than 62% of the states land area. The majority of the states forested land, some 10 million acres, is in non-industrial private ownership, while approximately 1.6 million acres are in national forests. Virginias forests are prized for their scenic beauty, supporting tourism and outdoor recreation and providing wildlife habitat from the Appalachian Mountains to the lowlands of the Atlantic Coastal Plain. Major forest types in the state include oak-hickory, loblolly-shortleaf pine, and mixed oak-pine. Other minor types account for 6% of this acreage. The most abundant tree species by volume is tulip poplar, followed by loblolly pine, chestnut oak, white oak and red maple. The most abundant trees species by number of trees is red maple, followed by loblolly pine, tulip poplar, sweetgum, and blackgum. Nearly 85% of Virginias forests are natural, while 15% are planted. A number of tree species have undergone a significant decline from historical abundance, including table mountain pine, pitch pine, shortleaf pine, eastern hemlock, Atlantic white cedar, and longleaf pine. Restoration efforts are underway for many of these species.
Keywords Damage assessment
Diseases and pests
Forest health
Forest management
Forests and forestry
Natural resources management
West Virginia

Source Agency Forest Service Engineering Staff Washington DC
NTIS Subject Category 48D - Forestry
57P - Pest Control
57C - Botany
Corporate Author Virginia Dept. of Agriculture and Commerce, Richmond.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1323
Contract Number N/A

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