Steady sales continue to be reported in general across the country, and concentration yards are clocking consistent demand from both export and domestic markets.
With every spring comes a yellow dust that coats our homes, our cars, and for some, the cause of our seasonal allergies. While this may seem like an annoyance for we humans, for trees it is a crucial springtime ritual. And it is with the help of millions of honey bees that this job is done quickly and effectively!
FORECON recently attended the annual Forest Landowners Association’s National Conference in Asheville, North Carolina where hundreds of participants from across the country gathered to understand and talk about the various issues and opportunities that are currently affecting forest landowners. Front and center in the discussion was the current political impact the new administration may have on the many issues that continually affect the ownership and management of private forestland and woodlots. This month, we look at several of the current topics of interest to forest landowners.
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This past year (2016) saw very healthy increases in the demand for quality US hardwoods, particularly in the export markets. Nation-wide export volumes exceeded 2015 volumes by approximately 11%, with Asian demand reported to be better than expected (China alone imported 24% more than they had in 2015.) Though European hardwood demand tailed off slightly in the fourth quarter, exports to the UK, Germany, and Portugal were up in 2016.