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Carbon in United States Forests and Wood Products, 1987-1997: State-by-State Estimates
by Richard A. Birdsey & George M. Lewis

North Carolina Estimate for 1987-1997

Timberland
18,749
18,694
18,639
-11
-11
-11
Other forest land
43
43
44
0
0
0
Reserved timberland
489
552
615
13
13
13
White-red-jack pine
225
228
231
1
1
1
Spruce-fir
28
19
11
-2
-2
-2
Longleaf-slash pine (planted)
231
207
184
-5
-5
-5
Longleaf-slash pine (natural)
364
296
228
-14
-14
-14
Loblolly-shortleaf pine (planted)
1,360
1,619
1,878
52
52
52
Loblolly-shortleaf pine (natural)
4,266
3,971
3,677
-59
-59
-59
Oak-pine
2,293
2,435
2,577
28
28
28
Oak-hickory
7,246
7,099
6,952
-29
-29
-29
Oak-gum-cypress
2,349
2,404
2,459
11
11
11
Elm-ash-cottonwood
394
283
172
-22
-22
-22
Maple-beech-birch
192
196
200
1
1
1
Aspen-birch
0
0
0
0
0
0
Other forest types
0
288
576
58
58
58
Non-stocked
334
243
153
-18
-18
-18
White-red-jack pine
26.2
28.0
29.8
0.37
0.37
0.37
Spruce-fir
2.7
1.9
1.0
-0.17
-0.17
-0.17
Longleaf-slash pine (planted)
10.9
10.3
9.7
-0.13
-0.12
-0.13
Longleaf-slash pine (natural)
19.4
16.7
14.1
-0.53
-0.52
-0.52
Loblolly-shortleaf pine (planted)
79.7
96.0
112.9
3.26
3.37
3.31
Loblolly-shortleaf pine (natural)
278.0
267.6
257.0
-2.09
-2.11
-2.10
Oak-pine
154.5
167.8
182.0
2.67
2.83
2.75
Oak-hickory
543.4
545.9
547.9
0.50
0.41
0.45
Oak-gum-cypress
184.7
189.8
195.2
1.03
1.07
1.05
Elm-ash-cottonwood
28.4
20.6
12.3
-1.57
-1.65
-1.61
Maple-beech-birch
22.8
23.4
24.0
0.13
0.12
0.12
Aspen-birch
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.00
0.00
0.00
Other forest types
0.0
17.7
35.6
3.54
3.57
3.56
Non-stocked
12.7
9.2
5.7
-0.70
-0.70
-0.70
Biomass
557.7
567.0
576.4
1.87
1.87
1.87
Forest floor and coarse woody debris
88.6
89.7
90.8
0.23
0.21
0.22
Soils
590.8
595.1
599.4
0.87
0.86
0.86
Wood products and landfills
126.3
143.1
160.7
3.35
3.53
3.44
National Forest
94.8
97.9
101.6
0.62
0.73
0.67
Other Public
75.8
80.7
85.4
0.98
0.95
0.96
Forest Industry
151.2
154.4
158.5
0.64
0.81
0.72
Other Private
1,041.4
1,061.8
1,081.7
4.08
3.99
4.03
 
1987-1992
1992-1997
1987-1997
Biomass
0.0
-3.5
-6.2
-0.70
-0.55
-0.62
Forest floor and coarse woody debris
0.0
-0.6
-1.2
-0.12
-0.12
-0.12
Soils
0.0
-1.7
-3.1
-0.34
-0.29
-0.31
Wood products and landfills
0.0
1.5
3.2
0.30
0.34
0.32