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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Division of Forestry
Resource Utilization and Marketing

The Forest Resource Utilization and Marketing (FRU) program supports Kentucky's forest product economy with market development, process improvement and adoption of new technologies.  Through the FRU program, the division strives to expand forest resources and wood industries.  Some of the services provided to the timber industry through FRU include the following:

  • Monitoring changes in the forest
  • Matching wood producers and wood users
  • Conducting industry surveys
  • Compiling and reporting data on quantities and species of wood
  • Compiling the Primary Wood Industries of Kentucky directory
  • Reporting timber products output
  • Monitoring trends in timber harvesting
  • Publishing a quarterly newsletter called "Growing Gold"
  • Offering technical assistance to mills and loggers to increase efficiency

Growing Gold:
The division's quarterly marketing bulletin "Growing Gold" features a listing of timber sales, desirable wood products, wood products for sale and services available.  To view or download Kentucky's Growing Gold Bulletin, please link to the Forestry Publications page and select from the list of Forest Markets and Products.  

Other Publications and Information:
Listings and locations of all primary and secondary wood industries in Kentucky, as well as a timber product output report are also available on the Forestry Publications page under Forest Industry and Resource Utilization Information.