Forest Products - Non-Timber

Woodland can be the source of many non-timber products which can be both a source of income and increase the value of your property. These products include:

  • Christmas trees, brush, wreaths and related products
  • Maple products
  • Specialty wood
  • Mineral and aggregate deposits
  • Berries & Nuts
  • Mushrooms
  • Ginseng
  • Ground Hemlock


Christmas Tree Council of Nova Scotia
Hilden, NS 902-895-6914

Cobequid Christmas Tree Producers Assoc.
Colchester Co, NS 902-893-3729

Lunenburg Co. Christmas Tree Producers
New Germany, NS 902-644-2605

Northeastern Christmas Tree Association
Antigonish Co, NS 902-783-2020

Nova Scotia Christmas Tree Specialists / Information
- online
NS Department of Natural Resources
902-922-4009 (Central, Eastern, Cape Breton)
902-543-0638 (Western)

Solutions - Mushrooming Industry - Non-Timber Forest Products
- Online
Canadian Forestry Service

Producting Shiitake Mushrooms: A Guide for Small-Scale Outdoor Cultivation on Logs
- North Carolina State University

Non-Timber Forest Products
Virginia Tech Department of Wood Science and Forest Products, the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station and the Top of the Ozarks RC&D in Missouri collaborated to develop and operate the first web site devoted to gathering information on non-timber products and markets.

Specialty Forest Products: It's all in the Selling
- University of Minnesota, Extension Service

NSDNR Woodlot Management Home Study Program
- Online or Mail
Module - Getting More From Your Woodlot
Module 10A – Managing Woodlot Finances