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Turkey USDA Hardwood Mission to Pennsylvania. August 2011. D. Wayne Bender PA Hardwoods Development Council PA Department of Agriculture. Pennsylvania : The Keystone State. Major Cities : Philadelphia (5 th Largest city in U.S.), Pittsburgh, Harrisburg

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turkey usda hardwood mission to pennsylvania

Turkey USDA Hardwood Mission to Pennsylvania

August 2011

D. Wayne Bender

PA Hardwoods Development Council

PA Department of Agriculture

pennsylvania the keystone state
Pennsylvania: The Keystone State
  • Major Cities: Philadelphia (5th Largest city in U.S.), Pittsburgh, Harrisburg
  • Ports: Philadelphia, New York/Newark, Baltimore
  • Population: 12.7 million
  • Largest rural population in USA
pennsylvania s forest
Pennsylvania’s Forest
  • Largest Volume of Hardwood Timber in U.S.
  • 60% Forested - 6.9 million hectares
  • Concentrate sawlog sized timber
  • 70 species
  • Timber Output: 70% Sawlogs 25% Pulpwood
most abundant species by sawtimber
Most Abundant Species (by sawtimber)
  • Red Maple/Soft Maple 15.2%
  • Northern Red Oak 12.6%
  • White Oak 11.7%
  • Black Cherry 11.2%
  • Hard Maple 7.2%
  • Poplar (Tulipwood) 5.0%
  • White Ash 5.0%
  • Birch 2.7%
  • All other hardwood 17.8% Including Hickory - 2.0%, Walnut - 0.3%
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Wood Volume

Millions of Board Feet, 1955-2002

Year of Inventory

pa hardwood stands for quality why
PA Hardwood Stands For Quality WHY?
  • Growth to Harvest Rate: 2.25 – 1
  • Even-aged Forest, 90% Hardwoods
  • Climate
  • Mountain Regions
  • Soil Nutrients
  • Sustainable Forest Initiative
  • Long Term Stable Timber Supply
pa s forest product industry
PA’s Forest Product Industry
  • PA Leads the nation in production of hardwood lumber – 10% of USA supply
  • Capable of producing 1.1 billion board feet of lumber annually – down 40-50% in 2008 and 2009
  • 2,400 forest product companies with nearly 62,000 employees in 2010
  • Leads nation in export of hardwood lumber and wood products - $1.1 billion in 2010
  • Variety of experienced exporting companies
leading products
Lumber

Veneer

Squares and panels

Mouldings

Flooring

Cabinetry

Doors

Logs

Paper

Furniture

Leading Products:
top importers of pennsylvania hardwood lumber
CANADA

CHINA

MEXICO

ITALY

GERMANY

SPAIN

UNITED KINGDOM

SWEDEN

JAPAN

FRANCE

TAIWAN

EGYPT

VIETNAM

SAUDI ARABIA

SOUTH KOREA

GREECE

Top Importers of Pennsylvania Hardwood Lumber
top importers of pennsylvania hardwood logs
CHINA

HONG KONG

ITALY

GERMANY

CANADA

VIETNAM

JAPAN

TAIWAN

TURKEY

UNITED KINGDOM

INDONESIA

PORTUGAL

BELGIUM

U.A.E.

MALAYSIA

SOUTH KOREA

Top Importers of Pennsylvania Hardwood Logs
pennsylvania hardwood is 1
Pennsylvania Hardwood is #1
  • Largest volume of hardwood timber in USA – 89 billion board feet of standing sawtimber
  • PA leads the USA in hardwood lumber production – up to 1.1 billion board feet/year
  • PA is the Black Cherry Capital of the World
  • PA leads the USA in hardwood lumber exports
  • PA has North America’s largest Forest Stewardship Council certified forest.
resources to help you trade with pa companies
Resources To Help You Trade With PA Companies
  • Overseas Authorized Trade Representatives : Mr. Seth Vogelman
  • PA Regional Export Network
  • PA Hardwoods Development Council:

Mr. Keith Craig, Mr. Wayne Bender

  • 2,400 Committed, hardworking companies
for assistance in pennsylvania contact

For Assistance in Pennsylvania, Contact:

Mr. Wayne Bender

PA Hardwoods Development Council

PA Department of Agriculture

2301 N. Cameron Street, Room 308

Harrisburg, PA 17110-9408

TEL: 1-717-772-3751

FAX: 1-717-705-0663

E-Mail: dbender@pa.gov

for assistance in turkey contact
For Assistance in Turkey, Contact:

Mr. Seth Vogelman

Building 2, Har Hotzim Technology Park

PO Box 45005

91450 Jerusalem, ISRAEL

TEL: 972-2-571-0199

FAX: 972-2-571-0713

E-Mail: seth.vogelman@atid.edi.com