• One acre of trees supplies enough oxygen to keep 18 people alive.
  • Leaf surfaces filter dust, ash and pollen from the air.
  • One healthy tree provides enough oxygen (450 pounds) in one growing season to keep one person breathing for one year.
  • For every pound of wood grown, 1 1/2 pounds of carbon dioxide are removed from the air and a little more than 1 pound of oxygen is produced.
  • On average, it takes one 100-foot tree per year to keep each American supplied with wood products.
  • The forest product industry is the fifth largest industry in Indiana, employing close to 50,000 individuals.
  • Over 120 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians depend on Indiana’s forests for cover, nesting and feeding.
  • Forests provide the primary hunting lands in Indiana.
  • Forty percent of the 97 million breeding birds in Indiana nest in the forest.
  • Private landowners own over 90 percent of Indiana’s forests.
  • Forests provide a vital role in preserving water quality by holding the soil in place, slowing water flow and filtering water of impurities.