Virginia Grown Forest Products
The Virginia Grown Forest Products program’s goal is to help landowners, loggers, wood product manufacturers and sellers, and other forest products-related businesses, associations and agencies promote the value of Virginia’s forest products to the general public and to the buyers and end users.
We offer Virginia Grown Forest Products Marketing Materials to help you grow and sustain your business!
Look for the Virginia Grown Forest Products logo where you shop. Also check out other Virginia Grown products at www.vdacs.virginia.gov/vagrown/
Why Buy Virginia Grown Forest Products?
Using Virginia forest products helps maintain healthy, sustainable, working forests, local jobs and an improved quality of life.
The Virginia Department of Forestry works with forest landowners to keep their forests healthy and sustainable. Programs are available to assist landowners with forest planning, management, harvesting and establishment.
Virginia’s forests have been continuously supplying benefits and products both here and abroad for centuries, and they keep on growing.
Introduction – Importance of forests, forest industry and products
Forestry and the wood products industry generate more than $23.4 Billion in total industrial output annually and provides employment for more than 144,000 Virginians. Every county benefits from and has businesses associated with forest-related products.
Most of Virginia’s 15 + million acres of forestland are privately owned by more than 373,600 individuals and families. These private holdings average less than 75 acres in size, but range from a few acres to thousands of acres. Virginia’s forests are very diverse and grow many valuable species, including red and white oaks, yellow poplar, yellow and white pines, hickory, maple, ash and black walnut. Virginia’s forest products are also very diverse and include logs, lumber, decking, houses, furniture, cabinets, flooring, custom furnishings, firewood, charcoal, paper and packaging, as well as foods, such as maple syrup, fruits, nuts and mushrooms.
Using forest products from Virginia helps support local landowners and businesses and maintains healthy, working forests. To help Virginia businesses and forests, look for this logo where you shop.