Timber Management and Harvest
A $5.7 Billion Industry
Missouri was a leader in lumber production at the turn of the century when the Ozarks' pine forests were logged. Through forest protection and management, Missouri is once again a leader in forest products, including charcoal, barrels, walnut nutmeats and shell products, and red-cedar gift items. These businesses employ more than 32,000 people and contribute $5.7 billion each year to Missouri's economy.
If you're in one of Missouri's wood-products businesses, this section helps you find best practices and help for managing, harvesting and protecting your woodlot and forest resources.