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Is replanting after timber harvest a good investment?

Analysis shows that landowners can earn between 7 and 10 percent REAL rate of return on investment by replanting pine seedlings after timber harvest on site index (base age 50) lands of 80 to 100 without cost-share assistance.

 

 

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A piece of pine tree bark with Ips beetle grooves.
Filed Under: Natural Resources, Forestry, Forest Management, Forest Pests, Urban and Community Forestry February 5, 2024

RAYMOND, Miss. -- As drought takes its toll on Mississippi’s trees, foresters encourage landowners and homeowners to be on the lookout for pine bark beetles as spring arrives.

Christmas trees of various sizes stand at Worthey Tree Farm in Amory, Mississippi.
Filed Under: Agriculture, Crops, Christmas Trees November 15, 2023

RAYMOND, Miss. -- Michael May expects to see tree growth impacted for at least the next three years on his Chunky, Miss., Christmas tree farm after this year’s severe to exceptional drought conditions that spanned most of the state.

A wide path goes straight through pine timberland.
Filed Under: Forestry, Carbon Credits, Forest Management October 11, 2023

Some Mississippi landowners selling carbon offsets through a company geared to smaller tracts of land have lost that source of income this year.
Curtis VanderSchaaf, a forester with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said the one-year harvest deferral program previously offered by the Natural Capital Exchange, or NCX, has ended.

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