The origin, the composition, the function, the application and the developing trend of the Internet of Things (IOT) were reviewed. The application of internet of things would greatly improve the information technology in logistics. The internet of things supported by RFID and sensor technology has been applied in the area of logistics. A framework of three technical systems of sensing, communication and network, and intelligence has been established. The present technology of internet of things in logistics of forest industry was analyzed. The application cases of the internet of things in timber storage, wood transportation and logistics of forestry biomass materials were shown with their system composition, management function and development.