What’s the natural resource that gives us the ability to breathe clean air, provides a place for deer to trot and trout to swim, and wood for millions of uses? Forests, of course! October 17-23, 2022, is National Forest Products Week and the Georgia Forestry Commission is joining the US Forest Service and people across the country in recognizing the vital role forests play in our daily lives. Georgia is known as the #1 Forestry State in the Nation for many reasons. Its 22-million acres of commercially available timberland produces 217 product types through 194 mills across the state. The forest industry has an overall $39.1 billion impact on the state’s economy, is the state’s second largest employer, with wages and salaries totalling just over $9 billion, and generates $977 million in state tax revenue. …Georgia is the home of the largest wood pellet plant in the world, Enviva Partners LP Biomass in Waycross.