From planting and growing trees, to manufacturing wood and paper products to supply our home improvement and grocery stores, the forest products sector is a series of integrated segments that work together to supply renewable and recyclable carbon friendly products that we all use each day.
About two-thirds of Washington’s forestland is publicly owned, while the remaining one-third is privately owned.
This diversity allows Washington’s forests to serve diverse economic, social, and environmental purposes. Working forests form the bedrock of the timber industry, employing over 101,000 individuals and contributing $5.5 billion in annual wages. This sustains the third-largest manufacturing sector in the state. Our commitment to active and sustainable forestry not only boosts revenues, taxes, and job opportunities but also produces renewable wood products that benefit society.