Forest Products

Oregon’s forests grow an amazing array of products! Forest-based products range from the obvious – solid wood 2x4s, for example – to the obscure, including truffles growing beneath the litter layer on the forest floor. Take a look at the following list of forest products. While some may contain non-forest products as part of their composition, most consist entirely of materials from the forest.

Non-Timber Forest Products

  • Foods – mushrooms, truffles, berries, wild honey, nuts, seeds, tree saps and resins, bulbs, ferns
  • Medicinal/dietary supplements
  • Essential oils – for lotions, air fresheners, soaps, aromatherapy products
  • Floral/ornamental products – moss, cones, evergreen boughs, basketry materials, dyes
  • Landscaping and restoration plants – plants and seed
  • Unique household items – branch furniture, western redcedar dog beds, carvings, Christmas trees
  • Specialty millwork – blanks for musical instruments and lathe work
  • Ecotourism
  • Carbon sequestration credits
  • Cosmetics

Timber-Based Wood Products

  • Solid wood products – dimensional lumber, beams, utility poles, fence posts, firewood
  • Engineered wood products – plywood, laminated veneer lumber
  • Reconstituted wood products – particle board, fiberboard
  • Paper products – printing paper, newspaper, cardboard, lamp shades, egg cartons
  • Paper by-products –  adhesives, rayon (for textiles), cellophane, pharmaceuticals
  • Energy products – biomass (sawmill residue and woods waste), heating pellets
  • Millwork – doors, windows, flooring, cabinets, furniture, siding, pencils

For more information on medicinal, ornamentals, and other non-timber forest products, visit these web pages:

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Oct 2021

BCSW Fall Mini Tour - Krause Family Tree Farm - Rita Adams Property - Sept 16th - 9am - Details to be determined! - 10/16/2021 at 9:00 am
NEOSWA Neighbor to Neighbor Tour - 10/30/2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Nov 2021

Benton Chapter Monthly Meeting - 11/01/2021 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ODF Board of Forestry - November 3/4 - 11/03/2021 - 11/04/2021 at All Day
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Benton Chapter Monthly Meeting - 12/06/2021 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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DSWA Annual Dinner - 01/25/2022 at 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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2022 State OSWA Convention - Jun 23-25, 2022 - Corvallis, Oregon - 06/23/2022 - 06/25/2022 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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BCSW Annual Summer Picnic - Castle Family Forest - 07/23/2022 at 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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BCSW Annual Summer Picnic - Castle Family Forest - 07/23/2023 at 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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