Fun Facts

  • According to the U.S. Forest Service, more than 1 billion trees are planted each year in the U.S.
  • Forests and the products made from them store approximately 14% of all annual U.S. carbon dioxide emissions each year.
  • The recycling rate for paper and paper-based packaging has met or exceeded 63% every year since 2009.
  • The U.S. forest products industry accounts for approximately 4% of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufacturing nearly $300 billion in products annually.
  • The U.S. forest products industry employs approximately 950,000 men and women.
  • One-third of the U.S. is forested, totaling nearly 766 million acres.