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.

Maple Syrup

Christmas Tree

KWM Article

Shiitake Mushrooms

Fruit and Nut Production

Medicinal Plants