Forest Products

North Carolina’s forests, which produce a variety of wood and non-wood products, are the backbone of the state’s largest manufacturing industry. “Industrial demand incentivizes forest stewardship, which improves environmental diversity, forest health, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and the potential for landowners to receive future timber incomes,” according to N.C. State University’s publication North Carolina Forests and Forest Products Industry by the Numbers.


Wood is renewable biodegradable, recyclable, durable, versatile, energy efficient and extremely beautiful. Learn about some of the many products made from wood.


Forests are the source of many non-wood products including edible plants, landscaping materials, forest botanicals, paper, fabric and a variety of items that contain by-products from the paper-making process.