Some 38,811,000 ha (95,902,000 acres), or 43.9% of Tanzania's total land area, is classified as forest. There are about 13,000,000 ha (32,000,000 acres) of permanent forest reserves. Small plantations for fast-growing trees have been established in these reserves. On the islands, remains of former forests are found only in two reserves.
Production in 2000 included about 23.1 million cu m (815 million cu ft) of roundwood, with 90% used as fuel wood. Sawn wood production was 24,000 cu m (847,000 cu ft) that year.