What to do?

Larry Caldwell larryc at teleport.com
Mon Aug 24 12:00:23 EST 1998


In article <1998082322561000.SAA22176 at ladder03.news.aol.com>, 
wudman69 at aol.com says...
 
> The above post is not indicitive of the Southern U.S.  Timber or timberland  in
> the South is a viable and fairly safe investment.  Many areas of the south are
> harvesting plantation wood on a 20-25 year rotation.  Here in Virginia, we are
> commercially thinning stands of loblolly pine as early as 12 years of age. 
> Many investors are taking advantage of these opportunities in the South.    

Short rotation timber is just biomass, with little intrinsic value or 
biomass.  There's nothing to do with a 12-year tree but feed it into a 
chipper or maybe make a $2 fencepost.

It's true that the south is a great area for growing pulp.  At $20 to $30 
a ton, you better have a lot of it.

-- Larry



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