Selling Timber? 4 Tips for Finding a Qualified Logger

Posted by Joe Clark on 10/28/14 10:00 AM

One of the most important decisions timberland owners face when selling timber is the choice of a qualified logger to conduct the cutting operations. Each time the stand is entered, from the first thinning all the way through to final harvest, stand quality and the long-term environmental and aesthetic qualities of the overall property can be affected, either for good or bad.

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Topics: supply chain


Wood Supply Sources in the US South

Posted by Javon Carter on 10/28/14 9:16 AM

The fragmented nature of timberland ownership across the US South can make it difficult to identify wood suppliers. Non-industrial private forest (NIPF) landowners – whose primary business or means of income comes from a source other than timberland ownership – own a majority of the forestland in the Southern United States.

NIPF landowners own forestland for any number of reasons that range from recreation to conservation to a way to pass land down to their heirs. The varied ways NIPF landowners make use of their land is reflected in the range of acres – dominated by upland hardwoods – they own.

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Topics: wood supply - US South


Forestry Related Industry Performance - September 2014

Posted by Suz-Anne Kinney on 10/27/14 7:00 AM

This post on forestry related industry performance is excerpted from Forest2Market's monthly Economic Outlook, a 24-month forecast of macroeconomic indicators. For a comparison of last month's numbers, see Forestry Related Industry Performance - August 2014.

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Topics: forest industry performance


Wisconsin Forestry Practices Study

Posted by Fred Souba on 10/23/14 2:00 PM

Forest policies in Wisconsin have been evolving rapidly in recent decades. There has been much debate regarding the effects that changing policies have on current forest-based operations and potential future growth in Wisconsin’s forest products industry. Large, important information gaps exist regarding the costs and benefits of forest policies, regulations and guidelines in Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin FY2014-2015 Budget included funding for a study of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) forestry and forest fire prevention practices. The Wisconsin Forestry Practices Study is intended to obtain research results that will help guide decisions and policy development for long-term capital investment in forest-based manufacturing industries while ensuring the conservation of biodiversity.

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Topics: Midwest forest products industry


Understanding Wood Supply

Posted by LeAndra Spicer on 10/22/14 4:16 PM

When it comes to securing sustainable wood supply, a thorough analysis of forest resources is the only way to truly understand what is available in a given wood basin. A heavily forested area can create the illusion that a region enjoys ample feedstock supply, yet not all trees visible to the eye are available for harvest.

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Topics: supply chain, procurement zone


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