Forest Inventory Data Retrieval August 26, 2009
John Pemberton, Division of Forest Resource Management, Virginia Department of Forestry
John.Pemberton@dof.virginia.gov (434) 977-6555
Inventory Date:
2007 (2002-2007)         8th Forest Inventory of Virginia
Area of Interest:
Commonwealth of Virginia
Resource of Interest:
All Forest Resources
Key Facts:
Forest Area (acres)
        15,243,239 60.2% Commercial Timberland
            481,576 1.9% Reserved & Unproductive Forest Land
        15,724,816 62.1% Total All Forest land
        25,316,608 100.0% All lands
Commercial Timberland Ownership (acres)
        12,906,708 84.7% Private
         2,336,531 15.3% Public
Forest Types on Timberland  (acres)
Pine Types         3,123,368 20.5%
Mixed Hardwood/Pine Types         1,562,550 10.3%
Oak/Hickory Types         9,482,245 62.3%
Maple/Beech/Birch Types            327,852 2.2%
Bottomland Hardwood Types            628,204 4.1%
Nonstocked              87,012 0.6%
Net Volume of Live Trees on Timberland (million cubic feet) 
Softwoods       7,408,573.8 23.4%
Hardwoods      24,290,115.8 76.6%
All species      31,698,689.6 100.0%
Annual Change in Growing Stock on Timberland (million cubic feet)
  Net Growth  Removals G/R Ratio Mortality
 Softwoods              386,655            331,797               1.17                996
 Hardwoods              559,846            442,614               1.26              1,108
All Species             946,501            774,411               1.22              2,104
 Source: USFS Mapmaker Application    http://www.ncrs2.fs.fed.us/4801/fiadb/