- 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.
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