Growth in Abundance
Alabama plays a leading role in the nation forestry industry with the second largest commercial timberland base in the United States with 23 million acres of forest. A number of industry leaders provide over 119,000 timber production and wood processing.
The State of Alabama continues to be one of the nation’s leading producers of forest products, ranking #2 in pulp production, #2 in paper and paperboard. These well-managed forests are currently growing about 40% more timber than is being harvested, providing plenty of opportunity for new wood-using industries.