Healthy forests fuel Wisconsin's wood and paper products industry

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MADISON -- If you're looking for an example of a "growth" industry, look no further than Wisconsin's wood and paper products sector, which is benefiting from a steadily increasing supply of state-grown timber. - April, dubbed Forestry and Paper Products Month by the Legislature, offers an excellent opportunity to reflect on the positive impact of Wisconsin's 17 million acres of forested lands and its millions of urban trees. Together, the trees enhance our quality of life, help protect our waters, improve the soil, provide a wide range of wildlife habitat and supply the raw material for one of the state's most important economic drivers - the forest products industry, said Paul DeLong, chief state forester with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

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