Forestation and Growth
- Missouri’s forests extend over 14 million acres. That’s 32% of Missouri’s total 44.1 million acres.
- 85 percent of Missouri’s forested areas are privately owned.
- 15 percent of Missouri’s forested areas are publicly owned.
- Red and white oaks, and the hickories, make up nearly three fourths of Missouri’s forest’s.
Growth vs. Harvest
- Annual Growth 1.9 billion board feet
- Annual Harvest 546 million board feet
(Source: MDC 2009 TPO Survey)