Hawaii’s forests can be very productive. According to a 2001 University of Hawai`i survey, the state’s forest industry total value is estimated at 30.7 M including a retail sector of $23.9M. Click here to see this survey.
This may seem small in comparison with other areas of the world such as the Pacific Northwest, South America, or New Zealand. What makes Hawaii’s productivity unique, however, is its “value adding”.
By using a raw material such as wood, and by processing it to its highest level of value, a small amount of resource can result in tremendous benefits.
For more information about the forest industries of Hawai`i connect to the Hawai`i Forest Industry Association. www.hawaiiforest.org
Summary of Commercial Forest Products Activity in Hawai’i