Minnesota Forests' Products

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What things come from trees?

28,000 people in Minnesota's forest products industry make paper for books, magazines, brochures, computer printers and more. We make lumber, siding panels
and engineered wood products for building homes, including oriented strand board. We also make industrial packaging for many commercial applications.

To learn which Minnesota companies produce these products that are used all over the world, click the various products in this photo.

5,000 other products are made from trees. Learn about more products»

Leaves and needles

  • Pine Oil
  • Cedar Oil

Pulpwood

  • Books
  • Calendars
  • Menus
  • Postage Stamps
  • Telephone Directories
  • Cellophane*
  • Film*
  • Shatterproof Glass

Saps, Gums & Resins

  • Crayons*
  • Hair Spray*
  • Shaving Cream*
  • Eyeglass Frames*
  • Maple Syrup*
  • Chewing Gum*
  • Medicine*
  • Paint*
  • Football Helmets*

Roots

  • Oil
  • Tea

Trunk

  • Toothpicks
  • Furniture
  • Plywood
  • Veneer
  • Shingles*
  • Musical Instruments
  • Shoe Heels
  • Popsicle Sticks

Bark

  • Dyes
  • Adhesives*
  • Flavorings*
  • Mulch
  • Fuel

Sawdust

  • Composition Board
  • Filler for Linoleum
  • Plastics*
  • Soil Conditioner
  • Fuel Briquettes
  • Pulp

*Made from cellulose, oils and resins, the natural wood chemicals that are by-products of the papermaking process.

Source: TAPPI Public Outreach and American Forest & Paper Association

Did You Know?

Trees absorb carbon, and finished products store it! These products made from wood are 50% carbon by weight.

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