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NC Timber Profile

Volume of Saw Timber on North Carolina Timberland

SOFTWOOD HARDWOOD
Yellow Pines 35% Tulipwood 12%
Eastern White Pine 3% White Oaks 11%
Eastern Hemlock 1% Red Oaks 11%
Spruce, Fir, Cypress, Cedar 2% Maples 5%
Sweetgum 5%
TOTAL 41% Tupelo and Blackgum 5%
Hickory 4%
Beech 1%
Ash 1%
Black Locust 1%
Other Eastern Hardwoods
(Cherry, Walnut, Hackberry,
Basswood, Sycamore, etc.)
4%
TOTAL 59%
Source: U.S. Forest Service, USDA
Geographically, there are 4.4 million forested acres in the mountains; 5.8 million acres in the Piedmont; and 9.1 million acres in the coastal plain. Regarding commercial timberland, the mountains have 3.9 million commercial acres, the Piedmont 5.8 million, and the coastal plain 9 million.
Region Map of North Carolina
Source: North Carolina Forestry Association
 

 

 

 

 

NCDA&CS Markets Division, Tom Slade, Director
Mailing Address: 1020 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1020
Physical Address: 2 W. Edenton Street, Room 402, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3100; FAX: (919) 733-0999