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"Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine." This bumper sticker saying relates well to recent developments in fo rest products and their potential impact on forest landowners in the South.

Change is inevitable-and very important changes are occurring today in how the trees-we grow are processed and used in the US and around the world. These changes have the potential for very dramatic changes in timber markets in the US South, where there are millions of acres of commercial forestland. Changes in timber markets, of course, affect landowners' profits from timber growing, and they may therefore impact our objectives for growing timber and management strategies for reaching those objectives.


Bullard, S.H. 2002. Engineered wood products may dramatically impact timber markets in the southern U.S. South Carolina Forestry, November, pp. 25-26.



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