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Which of the following is not a forest product?
(i) Gum
(ii) Plywood
(iii) Sealing wax
(iv) Kerosene

Last updated date: 20th Jun 2024
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Hint: A forest products are obtained from forests to directly consume or for commercial purposes like paper, lumber, or forage for livestock. The major forest products are timber, fuel wood, and a number of other non-wood products.

Complete Answer:
- Forest products consist of matter which are obtained from a forest for commercial utilization like paper, lumber and firewood and also “specific forest products” like medicinal herbs, fungi, consumable nuts and fruits, and other natural components.
- Any product or substances which are obtained from the forestation for direct consumption or commercial use are said to be forest products. Gums are obtained from the woody elements of plants or in seed coatings.
- From the thin layers or the pile of wood, plywood is manufactured. Sealing wax is made from beeswax. So, these are the products of the forest.
 - Kerosene is not the forest product because it is a fossil fuel.

Thus, the correct option is (iv) i.e. Kerosene.

Note: Forests not only absorb carbon dioxide and give oxygen but also perform an important role in our environment. Forests are important to prevent soil erosion, maintain the ecosystem, control pollutants and so on. Honey is a forest product that gives many profits. The dense, golden-brown liquid is formed by the honey bee (Apis dorsata) from nectar obtained from many plants.