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A Lumber Mill in Civilization V

Game Info[]

Advanced production improvement. Requires Construction.


The Lumber Mill allows the use of forest tiles without cutting the forest down. In flat, grassland areas devoid of hills, forests may turn into the only terrain with Production Production potential, and cutting them down will decrease this potential. That's where a Lumber Mill comes in handy. If playing as the Iroquois, Lumber Mills become part of a larger forest-based strategy. When used in conjunction with the forest tile production bonus of the Iroquois' unique building, the Longhouse, they can provide a massive boost to a city's Production Production.

Civilopedia entry[]

A lumbermill allows you to improve the production output of forest hexes.

Civilization V Improvements [edit]
Standard CampFarmFishing BoatsFortLumber MillMineOffshore PlatformOil WellPasturePlantationQuarryRailroadsRoadsTrading Post
Unique Brazilwood Camp BNW-only.pngChateau BNW-only.pngFeitoria BNW-only.pngKasbah BNW-only.pngMoai1Polder GodsKings5 clear.pngTerrace Farm1
Great People AcademyCitadelCustoms HouseHoly Site GodsKings5 clear.pngLandmarkManufactory
Scenario specific Hadrian's WallMotte and BaileyPontoon BridgeTipiWajo
1 Requires a DLC

GodsKings5 clear.png Valid only in the Gods & Kings expansion pack.
BNW-only.png Valid only in the Brave New World expansion pack.