Forestry  4forests.GIF (95362 bytes)

About 40% of Central America is forested.

Guatemala had a large forest, but a great portion of it was cut and used for firewood and construction lumber. Only mahogany and cedar wood is now left of this once diverse forest. The forest is declining at a rate of 222,000 acres annually.

In Honduras the important industrial woods are pine, mahogany, ebony , walnut, and rosewood.

Nicaragua has a small industry which utilizes oak and pine wood.

In El Salvador massive deforestation has occurred.  There is only 5% of the forest left.

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