Tennessee

State by State Industry Statistics

  • 52% of the state is Forest Land (13.6 million acres)
    • 80% owned by private (non-industrial) landowners
    • 12% owned by the public
    • 8% owned by forest industry
  • Replanted 8,181 acres of new trees in 1999
  • TN forests are mostly naturally regenerating hardwoods
  • People: 75,000 workers in Forest Products Industry
  • Economic Impact: Generates $5 billion annually in payroll for the state
  • For more information, contact the Tennessee Forestry Association.

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