GFC provides leadership, service, and education in the protection and conservation of Georgia’s forest resources. The owners of Georgia’s 24.5 million acres of forests invest in reforestation and careful forest management practices with an expectation of future benefits. The confidence in these future benefits drives further reforestation and forest retention. GFC’s Forest Utilization Department strives to deliver the real value of these benefits by maintaining and improving markets for forest-based goods and services.

The staff assist businesses and forest landowners by:

  • marketing Georgia’s forest resources to attract new industries
  • providing marketing, technical, and forest resource procurement support to existing industries
  • establishing new product development and markets for Georgia’s forest resources

Timber Product Output Reports

Timber Product Output (TPO) reports provide information on the production of forest products and the amount of timber removals within Georgia. Data collection for TPO reports involves a coordinated effort by the U.S. Forest Service Forest Inventory & Analysis (FIA) and GFC’s Forest Utilization staff. To estimate industrial uses of roundwood, all primary wood-using industries in a state are surveyed bi-annually. Primary wood-using industries include pulp mills, sawmills, veneer mills, composite panel mills (osb), and other industrial products mills.

Refer to the tab below for TPO reports in Georgia. A limited number of printed copies can be obtained by contacting GFC’s Forest Utilization staff. Information can also be obtained through a query of the Forest Service’s TPO site.

Georgia TPO Reports

TitleDescriptionDocument Type
GA Timber Product Output (TPO) Report – 1999This report contains the findings of a canvass of all primary wood-using plants in Georgia, and presents changes in product output and residue use over the last two years. PDF
GA Timber Product Output (TPO) Report – 2001This report contains the findings of a canvass of all primary wood-using plants in Georgia, and presents changes in product output and residue use over the last two years. PDF
GA Timber Product Output (TPO) Report – 2003This report contains the findings of a canvass of all primary wood-using plants in Georgia, and presents changes in product output and residue use over the last two years. PDF
GA Timber Product Output (TPO) Report – 2005This report contains the findings of a canvass of all primary wood-using plants in Georgia, and presents changes in product output and residue use over the last two years. PDF
GA Timber Product Output (TPO) Report – 2007This report contains the findings of a canvass of all primary wood-using plants in Georgia, and presents changes in product output and residue use over the last two years. PDF
GA Timber Product Output (TPO) Report – 2009This report contains the findings of a canvass of all primary wood-using plants in Georgia, and presents changes in product output and residue use over the last two years. PDF
GA Timber Product Output (TPO) Report – 2011This report contains the findings of a canvass of all primary wood-using plants in Georgia, and presents changes in product output and residue use over the last two years. PDF
GA Timber Product Output (TPO) Report – 2013This report contains the findings of a canvass of all primary wood-using plants in Georgia, and presents changes in product output and residue use over the last two years. PDF
GA Timber Product Output (TPO) Report – 2015This report contains the findings of a canvass of all primary wood-using plants in Georgia, and presents changes in product output and residue use over the last two years. PDF
Timber Buyers DirectoryThis list is made up of buyers/harvesters who have submitted information to GFC and is not meant as an endorsement of any individual or company. For a full list of Georgia Master Timber Harvesters (GAMTH), visit the GAMTH database.Page on GFC Website


Additional Helpful Resources

TitleDescriptionDocument Type
2018 GFC Forest Fact SheetPDF
2019 Georgia Primary Forest Products Manufacturers Location MapWood Using Industry Template All Mills by County.PDF
Georgia Carbon Registry FactsheetThe Georgia Carbon Registry provides forest landowners, municipalities, and public and private entities with an official mechanism for the development, documentation, and reporting of carbon emissions offset projects undertaken in Georgia.PDF
Georgia Carbon Sequestration RegistryThe Georgia Carbon Sequestration Registry is a non-profit program established by Georgia Senate Bill 356 in 2004 and is administered by the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) and the Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority (GSCCCA).External Website
Georgia Forestry LawsGFC is not liable for the distribution of out-of-date material. This document is not legal advice and cannot replace legal advice. Current Georgia Statutes are maintained by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, and can be accessed through their website. PDF
Georgia Harvest and Utilization Study (2004)FIA conducts logging utilization studies to relate TPO to inventory volume. This is done by visiting a cross-section of logging operations in a state to characterize the sites logged, trees cut, products taken, and residues left behind. This resource bulletin describes the principal findings of a harvest and utilization study conducted during the sixth and seventh inventories of Georgia’s forest resources. PDF
Georgia Harvest and Utilization Study (2009)FIA conducts logging utilization studies to relate TPO to inventory volume. This is done by visiting a cross-section of logging operations in a state to characterize the sites logged, trees cut, products taken, and residues left behind.This resource bulletin describes the principal findings of a harvest and utilization study conducted during the ninth inventory of Georgia’s forest resources. PDF
Georgia Pulpwood Production Fact Sheet (2009)This fact sheet is adapted from Southern Pulpwood Production, 2009. The full report presents the findings of a 100 percent canvass of pulpmills that drew roundwood or wood residues from the 13 Southern States during 2009. PDF
GFC Services HandoutOverview document of GFC's services and Area Contact informationPDF
Guiding Principles for a Practical and Sustainable Approach to Forest Carbon Sequestration Projects in the Southern U.S.Key issues surrounding the development and application of forest-based offset projects in the southern region of the United States are examined in this paper.External Website
Guiding Principles for Forest Carbon Sequestration – Executive SummaryThis paper examines the key issues surrounding the development and application of forest-based offset projects in the southern region of the United States and provides the Southern Group of State Foresters’ (SGSF) recommendations for how these issues should be addressed in federal climate policy, should legislation be enacted. PDF
Historical trends of timber product output in the SouthHistorical data of periodic canvasses of primary wood-using plants are presented for the 13 Southern States. External Website
Southern Pulpwood Production (2010)A 2010 analysis of pulpwood production across the 13 Southern States.External Website
Southern Pulpwood Production (2012)A 2012 analysis of pulpwood production across the 13 Southern States.External Website
Timber Buyers DirectoryThis list is made up of buyers/harvesters who have submitted information to GFC and is not meant as an endorsement of any individual or company. For a full list of Georgia Master Timber Harvesters (GAMTH), visit the GAMTH database.Page on GFC Website
Trends in Southern pulpwood production, 1953-2006An analysis of southern pulpwood production during a span of more than 50 years.External Website