Is Reforestation a Profitable Investment?

— Written By Kristin Wing

Historically, reforestation has been a strong long-term investment for landowners. This publication assesses the pine reforestation investment based on current stumpage prices and associated costs to determine whether it still offers attractive returns. We review potential returns from typical pine plantations in the U.S. South. Southern pine reforestation can be an excellent long-term investment even under conservative management assumptions.

Inside you’ll find tips and important information needed to analyze a reforestation investment, such as costs of stand establishment and intensity of ongoing management activities, as well as how to actually analyze a reforestation investment.

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Contributing Extension Specialists:
Rajan Parajuli
Mark Megalos
Rick Hamilton