Tennessee’s forests, 2009
This resource bulletin consolidates data from the eighth complete survey of Tennessee’s forest resources which was conducted during the period 2005–09 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program in coordination with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry. Data on the extent, condition, and classification of forest land and associated timber volumes, as well as growth, removals, and mortality rates are described and interpreted. Data on forest health and forest landowner characteristics are also evaluated. Estimates of forest resources are reported at multiple scales. The two most common scales discussed in this report are State and unit. The State of Tennessee is divided into five FIA units that approximate broad physiographical sections of the State. The five FIA units are labeled 1) West, 2) West Central, 3) Central, 4) Plateau, and 5) East.