New Jersey's Forest
The International Year of Forests, 2011 celebrates sustainable forestry worldwide.
Sustainable forestry means that we use our forest resources wisely today to meet our current needs while maintaining forest health to ensure products and benefits for future generations.
Did you know that in New Jersey, forests are the greatest land use?
That means trees occupy more land than buildings or roads in our state. Our vast forest resource provides many benefits - from cleaner air and water to forest products such as cranberries, wood, medicine, paper, and mushrooms. Trees have also been shown to improve our health and well-being by calming our nerves and provide habitat for wildlife.