potential Impact on timber markets and forest landowners as the U.S. wood products industry adjusts – ex.
More engineered wood products means shift in demand from larger trees (veneer and sawlogs) to smaller trees (pulpwood,
thinnings); wider range of desirable species (ex. more hardwoods) as new conversion and manufacturing technology is “less species
specific”;shorter rotations; ……. Also, more use for EWPs
hopefully will help compensate for loss of pulpwood demand in areas where pulp
( researchers, Universities, equipment manufactures, governments?,etc.) don’t work with our
industry to help them to become more competitive, there will be big consequences for
stumpage values, and land valuations.
line – U.S. wood products industries (both solid wood and pulp and paper) losing competitive
position in world markets –Some of the impacts include shifting
international trade flows; reduced profitability at home; lower domestic
stumpage prices?; and a rethinking of forest land as a strategic asset.