Forest Markets and Products
Oklahoma’s forests support an annual 2.8 billion-dollar wood products industry. Oklahoma Forestry Services works to enhance and expand existing forest resources and wood-using industries through its efforts in forest utilization and marketing. Statistics on the forest and paper industry in Oklahoma and other states is available from the American Forest and Paper Association under their website’s State Economic Brochures link.
In terms of traditional forest product markets, landowners with marketable timber should first contact a professional forester for advice. Trees have real value so landowners are well advised to work with a trained professional to make sure their interests are well served during all phases of a timber sale – not only to get the best price, but also to make sure that forest regeneration needs and water quality best management practices are considered.