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Leading Economic Indicators that Affect Stumpage Prices

There are several leading economic indicators that affect the value of lumber and consequently stumpage values of hardwood timber: Housing starts Consumer Confidence Index Unemployment Rate

  • Hardwood Timber Year in Review

2016 Hardwood Timber Year in Review

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.

  • How are timber proceeds taxed

How are timber proceeds taxed?

This is a complex issue with numerous ramifications, pitfalls and planning opportunities.  Note, the following is merely an overview and professional tax advice is [...]

  • (L to R: Brock Sanner, Forecon Office Manager; Andy Johnson, P.E., CPESC, EcoStrategies; Andy Chapman, Licensed Surveyor; Matt Robinson, Licensed Surveyor)

Expert forestry consulting & civil engineering and land surveying for Titusville Pennsylvania

We are very pleased to officially announce the collaboration between our two professional service firms, now providing landowners in Pennsylvania with expert consulting forestry as well as civil engineering and land surveying services!

FORECON News

2016 Hardwood Timber Year in Review

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.

Expert forestry consulting & civil engineering and land surveying for Titusville Pennsylvania

We are very pleased to officially announce the collaboration between our two professional service firms, now providing landowners in Pennsylvania with expert consulting forestry as well as civil engineering and land surveying services!

FORECON Goes to D.C. to Promote Private Forest Landownership

Forest Landowners Association FORECON is honored to be associated with the Forest Landowners Association, a national association that promotes the benefits that [...]

Full Time Forest Technician; Oak Hill, WV

The Oak Hill, West Virginia Office of FORECON, Inc. has an immediate opening for a highly-motivated, full time Forest Technician Principle Duties Include: Boundary maintenance Timber [...]

3001, 2017

990 Acres; Clay County, West Virginia

This is a large tract that holds many different game species. The tract consists of mostly hardwood cover with hemlock is a lot of the drainage [...]

3001, 2017

1,231 Acres; Clay County, West Virginia

The Elk River runs along a portion of the northern border of this relatively large tract. This lease would be perfect for a larger lease group, [...]

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