A major decision in hardwood forest management is the type of final products to produce. Until recently, the only options in many areas of the South for hardwoods were sawtimber products-crossties, dimension lumber, and veneer, for example. In the past ten years, however, hardwood markets have changed dramatically. Across much of the South, hardwood pulpwood is now in very high demand.
Ezell, Andy and Bullard, Steven H., "Pulpwood vs. sawtimber: A “quick and dirty” economic analysis of hardwood timber management" (1997). Faculty Publications. 96.