Timberland Investments and the Strategic Role of Technology

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Mid-way through a ninth year of increasing housing starts and growing lumber consumption, timberland investors and forest owners in the U.S. South continue to struggle with flat and, in certain local markets, falling sawlog prices. Previous posts discuss how this more…

Forisk Forecast: Six Reasons Why Timber Prices in the South Do Not Track U.S. Housing Starts Today

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This is the fourth in a series related to Forisk’s Q2 2017 forest industry analysis and timber price forecasts for the United States. From 2009 through 2016, U.S. housing starts increased 112%, a compound annual rate exceeding 11%. Over this more…

Silvicultural Practices of Large Timberland Owners and Managers

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This post includes data from featured research in the Q2 2016 Forisk Research Quarterly (FRQ). In Spring 2016, Forisk conducted its third biennial survey regarding current management trends and common silviculture practices for the largest timberland owners and managers in more…