Alabama’s Timberland Acreage Increases to 23 Million Acres

2014 Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data shows that timberland in Alabama has increased to an all-time high of 23 million acres, an increase of 360,000 acres since the year 2000. FIA data also shows that for every ton of timber harvested, 1.55 tons of new growth are added to Alabama forests each year. Total timber volume has increased 18.7 percent since 2000 to a total of 1.17 billion tons. Softwood timber volume (primarily pine species) has increased 31.1 percent, while hardwood timber volume has increased 7.6 percent. For the full report pertaining to the current status of Alabama’s forest resources, visit www.forestry.alabama.gov/PDFs/alabamaForestResourceReport.pdf.

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