For buildings of the same name in other Tropico games, see Lumber Mill.
Lumber mills are industrial buildings in Tropico 5. Workers here take freshly cut logs and run them through saws to form flat, uniform, and much more usable planks of lumber. Planks can be sold off immediately or, if the island has a furniture factory, used to make furniture.Lumber Mills must be unlocked by researching "Planks".
- Dust Incinerator: (Cold War) For $2,500 and 100 megawatts of power, the mill can be equipped with an incinerator to get rid of sawdust that would otherwise be flushed into the atmosphere, decreasing pollution caused by the mill by 50%.
- Log Debarker: For $3,200, the mill can be equipped with a machine to rip the bark off logs, increasing its effectiveness by 30 but requiring 30% more logs due to the amount of wood wasted in the process.