Forestry & Wood Products

Lumber Yard

The forestry and wood products industry is vitally important to the economy of Tennessee, accounting for nearly 4% of economic activity and generating over $24 billion in output annually. Over 50% of Tennessee is covered in forest, much of which comprised of hardwoods. Tennessee ranks 3rd in the nation for hardwood lumber production.

The Business Development Division, in partnership with the Division of Forestry, has resources to assist businesses in the forest products industry. Contact us today to learn more.

Current Surveys

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is conducting a survey of sawmills, landscape mulch and compost manufacturers to identify potential vendors of high carbon materials such as sawdust, bark, chips and mulch that could be used to compost livestock carcasses, if a livestock disease or natural disaster occur. Respondents are asked to indicate if they would be interested in selling material, and if so, what quantities could be available for sale. The survey is voluntary, and will aid in Department planning efforts.

For More Information Contact: 

P.O. Box 40627
Nashville, TN 37204