The general term non-timber forest products embraces many different products. How can we categorize them?

Non-timber forest products are classified in many ways. One useful method organizes them into major product categories based on markets. In general, there are five major categories of products: edible and culinary, specialty wood, floral, medicinal and dietary supplements, and landscaping. The following sections provide information on some of the products within each category:

  • Edible and Culinary: Edible and culinary products harvested from the forests include mushrooms, ferns, and the fruits, leaves, and roots of