Reports on Wood Products Industry in Vermont and New England:
History of Woodworking in Vermont 1791 to today
- 2015 Vermont Forest Fragmentation Report, April 2015
- The Economic Importance of Vermont's Forest-Based Economy 2013, Northeast State Foresters Association
- 2020 Vision: Vermont Wood Products Sector Strategic Plan Update, 2011
- The Economic Importance and Wood Flows from Vermont's Forests, 2007
- The Economic Impact of the Value-Added Portion of the Wood Products Industry in Vermont, 2006
- Carr Study Fact Sheet, 2006
- Branding Northern Forest Wood Products Executive Summary, 2004
Facts About the Industry:
- In 2006, the value-added wood products industry in Vermont:
- Supported 13,807 direct and indirect jobs in the state.
- Produced $1.83 billion in output with $0.85 billion in value added
- corresponding to 3.5% of Vermont’s total Gross State Product in that year.
- Generated $486 million in personal income in 2006 dollars.
- Generated $49.21 million in revenue to the state and a net fiscal benefit
- of $12.92 million.
- Forest products made in Vermont account for over $1 billion in sales annually.
- Finished furniture (both production and custom)
- Furniture components
- Cabinetry & architectural millwork
- Clapboards and flooring
- Toys & novelties
- Lumber, veneer & plywood
- Pallets, crates, and other packing and shipping materials
- Cutlery handles & other component parts
- Bowls, cutting boards & household accessories
- Birdhouses and feeders
Supporting Working Landscapes
- Forest land covers 80% of Vermont, with the majority of that being held by private non-industrial landowners. USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry
- Annual timber harvest is about 1/2 of annual growth. VT Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation
- Primary native species - Maple, birch, spruce and pine. VT Dept. Forests, Parks & Recreation.
- Other species utilized - Red oak, ash, and cherry.
Sources: VT Department of Economic Development or VWMA, except as noted otherwise