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Chapter 2: Current and Historical Trends in Use, Management and Disturbance of United States Forest Lands-Metric Unit Data
by Richard A. Birdsey & George M. Lewis

Table 5. Gain of forest land (afforestation) by region, conterminous U.S., 1907-19971.

  Northeast
3.0
3.1
3.6
2.2
1.3
1.3
14.5
  North Central
1.3
0.8
1.0
0.9
1.5
2.5
8.0
  Southeast
3.0
3.1
1.7
1.2
1.1
1.9
12.0
  South Central
5.0
5.0
2.3
2.8
1.7
2.9
19.7
  Great Plains
0.4
0.4
0.3
0.1
0.1
0.4
1.7
  Intermountain
0.3
0.3
1.2
0.9
0.7
1.1
4.5
  Pacific Coast
0.1
0.1
0.5
0.1
0.2
0.4
1.4
1From various USDA and Census reports (see text).


Users of these tables are kindly requested to cite their source:
Birdsey, Richard A.; Lewis, George M. 2002. Current and Historical Trends in Use,
Management and Disturbance of United States Forest Lands. IN: Kimble, John et al. (eds.),
The Potential of U.S. Forest Soils to Sequester Carbon and Mitigate the Greenhouse Effect.
Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press. XXX p.