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Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine. This "bumper sticker" saying relates well to recent developments in forest 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 U.S. and around the world. These changes have the potential for very dramatic changes in timber markets in the U.S. 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 our management strategies for reaching those objectives.


Bullard, S.H. 2002. Engineered wood products and their potential impacts on forest landowners in the South. Tree Talk 25(4):21, 23.



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