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Date: May, 2003
Southern Pine Beetle Situation

The Southern Pine Beetle situation is the best it has been in years. Statewide the number of infestations has decreased 59 infestations




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Curious about the forest products industry in Alabama

• 68% of the state is Forest Land (22 million acres)
    • 71% owned by private (non-industrial) landowners
    • 6% owned by the public
    • 23% owned by forest industry

• Ranked 3rd in US Reforestation in 1999
    • 228,300 acres of new trees planted

• People: Over 170,000 workers in Forest Products Industry
    • 10% of state’s total workforce

• Economic Impact: Generates $13 billion for state each year
    • Generates $4.2 billion of state’s wages each year

• #1 industry in the state

 
Things We Get From Trees



   Did you know that more than 5,000 common products come from wood?

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