Production of lumber and building materials in Fiscal Year 2013 generated $311 million (up from $297 million in Fiscal Year 2012), and supplied 7.5% percent of Maryland's overall tax receipts.
Pines, Gunpowder Falls State Park, south of Bradshaw, Baltimore County, Maryland, October 2000. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
The fifth largest industry in the State, the forest industry has a value of about $4 billion. In 2014, the industry generated 5,132 forestry-related jobs, with a payroll of $236.8 million. In western Maryland, forestry provides the greatest source of revenue for Garrett and Allegany counties, and the largest number of forestry-related jobs in the State.
Loblolly pine forest, Assateague Island National Park Seashore (Worcester County), May 2015. Photo by Sarah A. Hanks.
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
ST. MARY'S COUNTY
Source: Forest Service, Department of Natural Resources
Sales & Use Tax Summary Report, Comptroller of Maryland
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