Forest Products

Countless products are being produced from planted trees on a large scale and are present in consumers’ everyday lives


Flowers, fruit, leaves, bark, wood, and resin are present in our homes and everyday lives; for example, wood for the construction sector, furniture manufacturing, various types of papers to produce books, notebooks, packaging, toilet paper, napkins, in addition to products such as medicines and cosmetics.

The sector also invests heavily in innovation and technology to develop alternatives to the use of fossil fuels and finite resources, in efforts to move toward a low-carbon economy.

Besides their productive functions, planted trees play an important role in providing environmental services: they avoid deforestation of natural habitats and protect biodiversity, they preserve the soil and river sources, they recover degraded areas, they are sources of renewable energy, and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, since they naturally store carbon.


Forest products are included in a dazzling array of products ranging from barbecue sauce, ice cream, syrups, cream, juice, dog food, enamels, medication capsules, natural insect repellents, disinfectants, soap, purification filters, clothing, textiles, cosmetics and diapers to more obvious products such as pencils, paper, packaging, wood panels, laminate flooring, books and notebooks. They also are used to produce fuels, solvents, adhesives, inks, preservatives, carbon fibers, energy, and asphalt roll roofing, among many other products.