Forestry & Logging

Forestry & Logging

Overview

The 8,600 companies in the US forestry and logging industry are involved in natural resource management and harvesting. Companies may own and manage the land and harvest the trees and plants, or provide contracted services to public and private landowners. Approximately 1.5 billion trees are harvested annually in the US.

Worker Injuries And Fatalities

The logging industry has made efforts to reduce its injury rates.

Pest Infestations

The spread of invasive plants, diseases, and insects that target woodlands are growing and destroying stands of timber in the US.