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Florida Agricultural Facts, 1998 Edition



Standing Timber Volume --- 1994 (Cubic Feet)

Softwood Species

Volume

Slash Pine

Longleaf Pine

Loblolly Pine

Sand Pine

Pond Pine

Shortleaf Pine

Spruce Pine

(Pine subtotal)

Cypress

Cedar

(Cypress/Cedar subtotal)

3,998,887,000

1,179,882,000

674,808,000

425,595,000

170,091,000

59,797,000

37,398,000

6,546,458,000

2,660,279,000

98,118,000

2,758,397,000

All Softwood (subtotal)

9,304,855,000

Hardwood Species

Volume

Oaks

Tupelo/Black Gum

Magnolia/Bays

Sweetgum

Maple

Ash

Other Hardwood

1,678,351,000

1,519,532,000

765,094,000

527,787,000

412,419,000

378,629,000

382,629,000

All Softwood (subtotal)

5,664,561,000

Total Volume

14,969,561,000




Trees Planted

Year

Number Planted

Cumulative Total

1997-98

1996-97

1995-96

1994-95

1993-94

1992-93

1991-92

1990-91

1989-90

1988-89

1987-88

1986-87

129,332,000

130,571,700

138,085,670

115,623,000

137,782,620

145,663,370

132,660,500

106,471,463

164,903,241

158,506,993

194,420,662

184,377,552

5,848,408,407

5,778,802,426

5,648,230,726

5,510,145,056

5,394,522,056

5,256,739,436

5,111,076,066

4,978,179,483

4,871,708,026

4,706,804,785

4,517,208,427

4,322,787,765

1928-86

3,638,531,588 4,138,410,213

Source: Florida Division of Forestry



Five-Year Average Annual Forest Harvest*

Pulpwood

Softwood

Hardwood

Total

3,976,163 cords

378,414 cords

4,354,577 cords

Sawlogs

Softwood

Hardwood

Total

777,165,000 board feet

13,624,000 board feet

790,789,000 board feet

Veneer Logs

Softwood

Hardwood

Total

100,576,000 board feet

8,922,000 board feet

109,498,000 board feet

Poles and Pilings

Posts

Total

320,300 pieces

1,620,000 pieces

1,940,300 pieces

Industrial Wood (Residue, Fuelwood)

Softwood

Hardwood

Total

16,528,000 cubic feet

395,000 cubic feet

16,923,000 cubic feet

Board Feet: equivalent to piece of lumber 1" x 12" x 12"
Cubic Feet: equivalent to piece of wood 12" x 12" x 12"
Cord: equivalent to stack of wood 4' x 4' x 8'
* Source: U.S. Forest Service 1987 Forest Inventory-Florida



1997 Value of Forest Industry

Value of Timber Harvested

Forest Value Added (transporting, labor, and infrastructure)

Value of Forest Products Manufactured

$429,991,489

$3,364,612,174

$8,569,033,982

Forest Industries Payroll

$1,252,200,000

Source: 1997 Florida Forest Grown



Forest Protection: Wildfire on Protected Forest and Wildlands

Year

Number of Fires

Acres Burned

Average Acres Per Fire

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

1992

4,027

4,180

3,343

3,600

4,680

4,324

146,122

93,849

48,491

180,048

80,485

82,948

36.28

22.45

14.53

50.01

17.20

19.02

1991

1990

1989

1988

1987

3,985

6,665

7,291

5,915

5,171

85,948

249,912

645,331

193,878

75,167

21.82

37.50

88.51

32.78

14.54

10-year Average

4,915

173,606

31.84




Forest Protection: Causes of Wildfires --- 1997

Cause

Number Fires

Percent of Fires

1996 Acres Burned

Percent Burned

Incendiary

Debris Burning

Lightning

Unknown

Miscellaneous**

Children

Equipment

Campfires

Smoking

Railroad

1,065

873

525

512

342

290

216

89

59

56

26.0

22.0

13.0

13.0

8.0

7.0

5.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

69,135

9,597

32,306

10,097

8,101

923

13,068

1,161

224

1,510

47.0

7.0

22.0

7.0

5.0

0.0

9.0

1.0

2.0

0.0

Total

4,027

100.0

146,122

100.0

* Debris Burning includes escaped trash fires

** Miscellaneous includes some 20 different causes, such as downed power lines, faulty electric fences, motor vehicles, etc.

Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Forestry



Forestry Facts

There are 16,549,012 forest acres in Florida, covering 47.8 percent of the states 34,558,261 acres.

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