Forest sector contribution to Ghana’s GDP declined from 6% in the 1990s to 4% in 2014 as exports of timber and other forest products decreased from 11 to 1.3% of merchandize trade flows (Birinkorang et al., 2014), mainly due to declining natural forest stocks. Deforestation rate is high, at about 2% (FAO, 2010). Contributing factors include over dependence on natural forests for national economic growth (timber and mineral exploitation), poor forest governance (e.g. inadequate official capacity and poor representation of local people’s rights in forest resources) and anthropogenic factors at the local level (like population growth, agricultural expansion, fuelwood cutting, illegal exploitation) as well as climate related adversities (e.g. drought and wildfire).