The Politics of Forestry- was- Re: State Forestry
sylva at iname.com
Sat Jan 3 15:57:42 EST 1998
Ron Wenrich <woodtick at lebmofo.com> wrote:
>Joseph Zorzin wrote:
>> Forestry on private land is also a failure in that the VAST majority of
>> private forest land is NOT managed.
Well the problem is the same on my side of the pond.
I have snipped the beginning of Ron's comments though they are
In real terms in UK timber prices have been in decline for a century,
the recent restocking has been very heavily subsidized to create a
strategic reserve which is now deemed unnecessary.
The decline is both from import and alternative material substitution.
>Landowners are really missing the boat as a market force. They are too fragmented to make
>much difference in timber supply. Landowners should unite and co-op for services. The
>landowner only receives about 10% of the final market price for their resource. No wonder
>they feel like they are getting ripped off! In Sweden, the landowner association even owns
>their own sawmill.
Here again I was given to believe the UK was the worst in repect of
lowest standing prices and highest finished goods prices with lots of
Mr. Tenpercenters in between.
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