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Forest Industry Facts - Forestation and Growth

Forestation

  1. Missouri's forests extend over 14 million acres. That’s 32% of Missouri’s total 44.1 million acres.
  2. 85 percent of Missouri's forested areas are privately owned.
  3. 15 percent of Missouri's forested areas are publicly owned.
  4. Red and white oaks, and the hickories, make up nearly three fourths of Missouri’s forest's.

Growth vs. Harvest

  1. Annual Growth 1.9 billion board feet
  2. Annual Harvest 546 million board feet

(Source: MDC 2009 TPO Survey)