Just how much
do you know about this important resource in
What percent of North Carolina is forested?
Carolina has 19.3 million acres of forestland of
which 18.7 million acres are used to produce
timber. That's 610,000 more acres of timberland
today then was available in 1938 when the U.S. Forest
Service completed its first forest inventory.
2. Who owns the
majority of forestland in North Carolina?
||b. forest product
More than 77% of the state's
forestland is owned by private, non-industrial
landowners, most of whom own 100 acres or less.
Among this majority are farmers. Forest
industries own 13% and federal, state and local
governments own 10%.
3. What is North
Carolina's national rank in terms of total forest
Only Georgia, Alabama
and Oregon have more forestland than North Carolina.
4. In 1996-97, how many
trees were planted in North Carolina?
|a. 60.2 million
||c. 4.6 million
Carolinians planted a total of 109,814 acres of trees
in 1996-97 and naturally regenerated thousands of
other acres of trees through seeds and sprouts from
5. How much paper and paper
board does the average American use in a year?
|a. 250 lbs.
||b. 750 lbs.
||c. 1,525 lbs.
It takes the equivalent
of a 100-foot tall, 18 inch diameter tree to keep the
average American supplied for one year with paper
products, housing materials, furniture and other wood
6. What is the predominant
composition of tree species in North Carolina
||c. mixed pine and
Hardwood comprise 53% of
our state's forests. Mixed stands of oak and
pine make up 14%, and the remaining 33% is pine and
7. What was one of Congress'
primary purposes for creating the National Forest
|a. to provide
||b. to offer
provide a continuous supply of timber and
protect water flow
The Organic Act of 1897
authorized the president to designate and reserve
public lands "... to improve and protect the
forest within the boundaries, or for the purpose of
securing favorable conditions of water flows, and to
furnish a continuous supply of timber for the use and
necessities of citizens of the U.S."
8. How does North Carolina's
forest products industry compare to other
manufacturing industries in the state in terms of
|a. 2nd largest
||b. 5th largest
||c. 9th largest
The forest products
industry employs 144.100 people in North Carolina.
9. Which forest produces more
oxygen per pound of wood?
|a. a young forest
||b. a mature forest
A young, growing forest produces more
oxygen per pound of wood than a mature forest.
10. Which of the following do
not come from trees?
- air freshener
- ice cream
- football helmets
- chewing gum
of these products come from trees.