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Table 8--Area of timberland by State, forest management type, and year, Southern United Statesa

State and forest management type


Year


1952b


1962b


1970b


1982c


1989c


1999c


 

Thousand acres


Alabama


Planted pine


165


814


1,203


1,293


1,903


3,432


Natural pine


6,672


8,327


6,955


6,719


5,326


4,015


Oak-pine


5,803


4,839


4,982


5,081


4,426


4,522


Upland hardwoods


5,622


5,397


5,773


5,650


7,415


7,650


Lowland hardwoods


2,495


2,366


2,505


2,502


2,495


2,270


All types


20,757


21,743


21,418


21,244


21,564


21,889


Arkansas


Planted pine


55


161


256


436


1,193


1,839


Natural pine


4,481


4,690


4,180


3,867


2,999


3,238


Oak-pine


2,181


2,667


2,870


2,995


3,039


3,137


Upland hardwoods


8,500


8,351


7,779


6,568


7,269


7,127


Lowland hardwoods


4,410


4,102


2,947


2,825


2,733


3,018


All types


19,627


19,971


18,032


16,692


17,233


18,359


Florida


Planted pine


291


1,506


2,645


3,267


3,987


4,627


Natural pine


10,311


6,911


5,365


3,920


3,085


2,547


Oak-pine


751


1,137


1,558


1,320


1,116


1,463


Upland hardwoods


2,452


2,565


2,423


1,240


1,114


1,981


Lowland hardwoods


4,330


4,711


4,270


3,907


3,910


3,604


All types


18,135


16,830


16,261


13,654


13,212


14,222


Georgia


Planted pine


357


1,592


2,738


3,583


5,031


6,070


Natural pine


13,260


11,620


9,855


7,650


5,886


4,570


Oak-pine


2,266


3,604


3,674


2,921


3,048


3,567


Upland hardwoods


3,619


4,971


5,230


5,448


5,582


5,422


Lowland hardwoods


4,467


4,511


3,605


3,438


3,422


3,777


All types


23,969


26,298


25,102


23,040


22,969


23,406


Louisiana


Planted pine


103


893


1,274


1,406


1,471


2,16


Natural pine


4,625


4,575


4,022


3,651


3,505


2,837


Oak-pine


2,644


2,242


2,199


2,169


1,897


1,887


Upland hardwoods


2,046


1,800


1,734


1,680


2,165


2,079


Lowland hardwoods


6,621


6,526


5,901


5,292


4,747


4,741


All types


16,039


16,036


15,130


14,198


13,785


13,713


Mississippi


Planted pine


284


645


933


1,138


1,544


2,96


Natural pine


5,147


5,133


5,166


4,106


3,248


2,788


Oak-pine


4,309


3,305


3,162


3,434


3,470


3,218


Upland hardwoods


3,541


4,319


3,992


4,310


5,508


5,834


Lowland hardwoods


3,572


3,642


3,522


3,522


3,174


3,711


All types


16,853


17,044


16,775


16,510


16,944


18,515


North Carolina


Planted pine


96


359


762


1,004


1,614


2,093


Natural pine


8,607


7,962


7,084


5,724


4,626


4,103


Oak-pine


2,027


2,405


2,468


2,484


2,252


2,568


Upland hardwoods


5,653


6,248


7,010


7,249


7,001


7,169


Lowland hardwoods


3,199


3,015


2,806


2,595


2,629


2,624


All types


19,582


19,989


20,130


19,056


18,122


18,557


Oklahoma


Planted pine


6


33


50


49


250


474


Natural pine


728


732


751


766


706


624


Oak-pine


607


637


672


704


747


702


Upland hardwoods


3,406


3,063


2,696


2,369


2,600


2,591


Lowland hardwoods


328


427


451


424


439


504


All types


5,075


4,892


4,620


4,312


4,742


4,895


South Carolina


Planted pine


233


759


1,077


1,354


2,004


2,672


Natural pine


5,888


4,781


4,430


4,168


3,388


2,847


Oak-pine


834


1,454


1,794


1,716


1,533


1,893


Upland hardwoods


1,769


2,456


2,879


2,760


2,482


2,483


Lowland hardwoods


3,160


2,721


2,265


2,233


2,498


2,468


All types


11,884


12,171


12,445


12,231


11,905


12,363


Tennessee


Planted pine


106


297


317


317


357


458


Natural pine


1,693


1,164


1,019


1,035


1,041


1,011


Oak-pine


2,191


1,328


1,595


1,422


1,592


1,625


Upland hardwoods


7,610


9,536


9,192


9,396


9,588


9,927


Lowland hardwoods


951


1,040


698


790


682


850


All types


12,551


13,365


12,821


12,959


13,260


13,871


Texas


Planted pine


104


293


457


558


1,191


1,767


Natural pine


5,643


5,165


4,583


4,047


3,064


2,530


Oak-pine


2,178


2,314


2,458


2,591


2,365


2,502


Upland hardwoods


2,886


2,855


2,954


2,672


3,362


3,127


Lowland hardwoods


2,270


2,333


2,267


1,782


1,566


1,806


All types


13,081


12,960


12,719


11,650


11,548


11,732


Virginia


Planted pine


46


235


432


680


1,170


1,468


Natural pine


4,932


3,848


3,282


2,722


2,158


1,848


Oak-pine


1,297


1,569


1,753


1,921


1,682


1,932


Upland hardwoods


8,278


9,541


9,897


9,724


9,642


9,473


Lowland hardwoods


944


559


495


673


586


622


All types


15,497


15,752


15,859


15,720


15,238


15,343


All States



Planted pine


1,846


7,587


12,144


15,085


21,715


30,033


Natural pine


71,987


64,908


56,692


48,375


39,032


32,958


Oak-pine


27,088


27,501


29,185


28,757


27,167


29,016


Upland hardwoods


55,382


61,102


61,559


59,066


63,728


64,863


Lowland hardwoods


36,747


35,953


31,732


29,983


28,881


29,995


All typesd


193,050


197,051


191,312


181.265


180,522


186,865


Numbers in columns may not sum to totals due to rounding.


a Excludes Kentucky.


b Data for 1952, 1962, and 1970 are from The South's Fourth Forest (USDA Forest Service 1988).


c Data for 1982, 1989, and 1999 are based on FIA surveys conducted between 1972-1982, 1982-1989, and 1990-1999, respectively.


d Does not include Nonstocked acres.


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