Southern pine markets have changed dramatically in recent years. Our focus here is the changing forest economy, new price expectations, and new technologies for growing and utilizing pines. The major changes in southern pine markets are good news for forest landowners concerned with timber production-higher prices are increasing pine plantation returns, rotation lengths are decreasing, and the value of land in pine production is increasing.
Bullard, Steven H. and Daniels, Bob, "Higher prices and shorter rotations: Good news for pine plantation investors, but . . ." (1998). Faculty Publications. 94.