- Hardwoods are employed in a large range of applications including (but not limited to): construction, furniture, flooring, utensils, etc.
Hardwood trees planted for timber production,
wildlife habitat, riparian buffers, native woodland
restoration, windbreaks, watershed protection,
erosion control, and conservation are susceptible to damage or even death by various native and exotic fungal or bacterial diseases.
- Glyphosate injury to hardwood seedlings is becoming more common as this product becomes more widely used in the agricultural industry.
Market & Report
- As the trees get bigger and the price of hardwood continues to increase, the internal rate of return for the investors is, conservatively, more than 20% per year over the 25 years that it takes the trees to mature. The stock market tends to return about 10% annually over the same time period.
- The average price for hardwood sawtimber stumpage in Tennessee during some period is greater than $175 per thousand board feet (MBF).
- It is reported that 2000 hectares of plantation will be established every year for five years under the NSW Governmentís Hardwood Plantation program.
- A large selection of hardwoods, from black acacia to red eucalyptus to Brazilian cherry, Parmenterís high volume milling operation ó which has seen its share of ups and downs, including surviving an electrical fire