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 fulfill many economic, social, and environmental needs. Working forests form the foundation of the timber industry that supports more than 101,000 workers and generates $5.5 billion in wages annually. Our working forests sustain the 3rd largest manufacturing industry in Washington. We support active, sustainable forestry to promote revenues, taxes, jobs and produce renewable wood products for society.