Page 12

COMMODITY CORNER Oklahoma trees As Americans celebrate the impact trees make during Arbor Day in April, we take a look at the ways that trees impact Oklahoma, and particularly, our state’s agriculture and natural resources industries. Whether decorative, fruit-bearing, lumber-yielding or beyond, trees make an impact in our state that contribute to our everyday lives.

The forestry industry contributed

to Oklahoma’s economy in 2015.

Forests comprise

of Oklahoma’s 43.6 million acres.

Forestry supports

jobs for Oklahomans.

Oklahoma had

peach farms producing of peaches in 2012. Pecan trees require before fully producing nuts.

Oklahoma pecan farmers produced

pounds of pecans in 2015.

Oklahoma-grown Christmas trees require

before they are ready to decorate homes.

SOURCES: OSU COOPERATIVE EXTENSION, USDA CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE, USDA NASS, OKLAHOMA FORESTRY SERVICES, US PECANS.

12 — Oklahoma Country

Oklahoma Country – Spring 2018  

Oklahoma Country is the official magazine of Oklahoma Farm Bureau. Our spring issue highlights the importance of the state agriculture sales...

Oklahoma Country – Spring 2018  

Oklahoma Country is the official magazine of Oklahoma Farm Bureau. Our spring issue highlights the importance of the state agriculture sales...