Non-Timber Forest Products

Non-Timber Forest Products

What are Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP)?

Kentucky’s woodlands can provide many products beyond timber.  NTFP are considered any commodity obtained from the forest that does not incorporate harvesting trees.  Some examples of these type of products are: nuts, mushrooms, medicinal plants, and maple syrup.  Many of these non-timber products can be cultivated and harvested on an annual basis providing more frequent income than timber sales. In many instances, these non-timber forest products can be compatible and complimentary to traditional timber management.


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Non-timber Forest Products Publications
Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup

Maple trees can be found all over Kentucky to produce maple syrup.

Maple Syrup Resources
Shiitake Mushrooms


There are many different types of mushrooms growing in Kentucky.

Mushroom Resources
Fruit and Nuts

Nuts and Fruit

Fruit and nut production in KY comes in various forms.

Nut and Fruit Resources
Medicinal Plants

Medicinal Plants

Woodlands contain many medicinal plants.

Medicinal Plant Resources

Contact Information

Thomas Poe Cooper Building 730 Rose Street Lexington, KY 40546-0073