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Average Annual Mortality of Growing-Stock Trees per Acre of Timberland, 2002



This map shows the spatial distribution of the average annual mortality of growing-stock trees per acre of timberland, by county, in the area comprising the Northern Research Station. The average is roughly 11 cubic feet per acre yearly .

Use this map only to identify broad spatial trends. At the time of assessment, data were not available for interior Alaska, the Pacific Basin, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and a small number of counties in the lower 48 states


USDA Forest Service, 2002 RPA data, available at:


USDA Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis.


USDA Forest Service, 2002 RPA data and the National Atlas of the United States.


Growing stock trees - Live trees of commercial species which meet specified standards of quality and vigor. Trees classified as growing stock are commercial species of good form that are at least 5.0 inches diameter breast height (dbh) (4.5 feet). Trees not classified as growing stock are classified as cull trees.






Last Modified: 03/29/2007