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Forest2Market Report Shows Increased Demand for Wood Fiber Leads to Forest Growth

New report shows forest inventory has more than doubled since 1953, a result of best practices instituted by the forest products industry in response to increased demand for forest products.

As the debate about the carbon benefits of generating electricity in Europe from wood pellets manufactured in the southern United States continues, a new Forest2Market report shows that growth in demand for forest products (i.e., lumber, paper, packaging and wood pellets) has led to greater forest productivity and a significant increase in the amount of forest inventory available for storing carbon.