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Forest products

fuel

Forest products, products derived from trees that since prehistoric times have provided food, shelter, clothing, and fuel. Most forest products are classified as wood, fiber, chemical, or fuel. From these, such things as lumber, paper, acetate, and charcoal are produced. About 1.5 million people are employed in the forest products industry in the United States. They produce about $120 billion worth of forest products annually.

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