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Top Forisk Blog Posts from 2023: Forest Finance, Lumber Leaders, and Mass Timber

Visitor traffic on the Forisk Blog in 2023 increased 12.8% over 2022. Thank you for reading and sharing this content with others! Here are top posts from 2023, along with a few popular posts by topic:

  1. Pros and Cons of Using Net Present Value (NPV)
    1. Published in May 2020, this post generated the most traffic for the third consecutive year. It addresses the advantages and disadvantages of applying and interpreting NPV generally and for forestry investments.
    2. Note: I cover this and related finance applications and investment topics in the upcoming “Applied Forest Finance” (virtual) workshop on March 14th, 2024.
  2. Top 10 North American and U.S. Lumber Producers
    1. Posted by Amanda Lang in January 2023, this popular, annually-updated snapshot of softwood lumber capacity comes from Forisk’s database of North American forest industry capacity.
  3. Top 10 North American Structural Panel Producers
    1. This May 2021 post, which ranked 5th on this list last year, includes rankings and capacities for plywood and OSB producers in North America based on data from Forisk’s Forest Industry Capacity database.
  4. Mill Investments and Closures in the U.S. South
    1. The first “newcomer” to the 2023 list, Amanda Lang posted this in August. The overview includes a map of mill-by-mill investments and closures for 2021 through 2026 in the U.S. South.
  5. Mass Timber Production in North America
    1. This July 2023 post includes analysis from Pat Jolley and Amanda Lang, along with a map of mass timber facilities in North America.

Top 2023 Blog on Forest Operations

Worrying Signs from Logging Employment Trends by Shawn Baker (August 2023)

Top 2023 Blog on Wood Fiber Markets and Pulp Mills

Pulp Mill Slowdown: What is Going On? by Amanda Lang and Stephen Wright (May 2023)

Top 2023 Blog on Timberland Investments

Timberland and Timber REIT Investment Performance by Brooks Mendell (January 2023)

Top 2023 Blog on Forest Carbon

Timberland Discount Rates and Forest Carbon as a Residual Land Use by Brooks Mendell (April 2023) Note: forest carbon is a topic in the March 14th, 2024 “Applied Forest Finance” workshop.

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