The amount of forestland in east Texas has been estimated at 11.8 million acres, with approximately 2.5 million acres classified as pine plantations. The majority ofthese plantations are owned by forest industry (71 percent), while non-industrial private forest landowners represent the next largest shareholder (23 percent). Pine plantations are typically managed to produce timber, so information is needed to make informed management decisions. Growth is one piece of information that managers often rely upon in their decision-making process.
Coble, Dean W. and Cheng, Shiaolin, "Project Report No. 64, Observed Growth and Yield of Loblolly and Slash Pine Plantations in East Texas" (2004). Informal Project Reports. 6.