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…

Timber REITs: PCH Dividend and Harvest Reductions Demonstrate Prudent Asset Management

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Years ago, I held shares in Crown Pacific Partners, a timberland-owning firm headquartered in Portland, Oregon.  During market declines in the late 1990s, the firm subsidized its shareholder distributions through borrowing and cash generated from non-organic business activities.  In other more…

Do Timber REITs Lead or Ride the Coattails of Investor Interest in Real Estate Markets?

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Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported on the rush of investors buying into publicly-traded real estate investment trusts (“Real-estate investors target neighborhood that is looking up,” Wall Street Journal, 11/15/11).  According to Citigroup Global Markets, investors, year-to-date, invested 18% more…

What Can Marching Bands Teach Us About Tracking Wood Demand and Timber Markets?

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When tracking wood demand and timber markets, we look not only to the past and to the future for guidance, but also to the side – peripherally – to gauge performance across markets and sectors.  Heather Clark, our Customer Relations more…