Kentucky's hardwood resource.

J. W. Stringer, D. S. Powell

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Old-growth forests that once covered the state were destroyed by land clearing that began in the mid-18th century. With the decline in harvesting intensity and the increase of sound strip mine reclamation, the forests are slowly recovering. Today forests occupy about half of the land area in the state, the distribution being concentrated in the mountainous eastern portion. Volume growth is good, with growing stock accruing 2.5 times as fast as it is being removed. Improved management and utilization would markedly increase the hardwood resource and the volume and quality of timber that could be drawn from it.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-487, 492, 541
JournalJournal of Forestry
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry
  • Plant Science


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