We all know the common uses of trees: lumber, paper, mulch, heating, and other well-known forest products. However, did you know trees can be used for creating a product that is stiffer than Kevlar® and used for making incredible things like replacement tendons, ballistic glass or coatings to keep food fresh longer? The substance it all starts with is called nanocellulose. Made of plant matter (wood pulp or other), nanocellulose is lightweight and non-toxic made from nanosized cellulose fibrils. The Forest Service created this video that explains how the Forest Products Laboratory produces the product and the applications for it.