Financial Criteria in Forestry, Part II: Which Do We Use and When?

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This post introduces research and topics that will be addressed in the Q2 2024 Forisk Research Quarterly (FRQ), which includes forest industry analysis and timber price forecasts for North America. When deciding where to allocate limited capital, we benefit by more…

Break-Even Analysis for Forest Carbon Contracts

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This post is the fourth in a series related to the Q2 2021 Forisk Research Quarterly (FRQ), which includes forest industry analysis, timber price forecasts and featured research on forest carbon. Markets facilitate trade between buyers and sellers; they assign value more…

Softwood Lumber Production in Eastern Canada: A Closer Look

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Over the past decade, Eastern Canada has consistently been the fourth-largest installed base of regional softwood lumber manufacturing capacity in North America, behind the U.S. South, the U.S. West, and Western Canada. However, the region has gained importance as a more…

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…

Forest Finance: When is the “Current Stand Approach” Useful for Valuing Timberlands?

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When talking about timberland investing while having a beer or standing over the hood of a truck, not when signing checks or allocating capital….. A reasonable estimate of a forest’s current economic value equals the standing merchantable volume multiplied by the more…