Leaders in Forest Economics to Provide a Detailed Outlook on the Forest Industry in Georgia and the Southern U.S.
On Sunday, July 24, at the 2016 GFA Annual Conference, Forisk Consulting will provide a detailed outlook on the forest industry in Georgia and the Southern U.S., focusing on macro economic drivers, wood markets and timber supply and operational challenges.
The session will include presentations by Brooks Mendell, Amanda Lang and Shawn Baker on (1) Macro Drivers and Capital Investment; (2) Wood Markets and Timber Supplies in Georgia; and (3) Forest Operational Challenges in Georgia Relative to other U.S. Regions.
On Sunday, July 24, Annual Conference Keynote Speaker Paul Davis, Vice President of Southern Timberlands for Weyerhaeuser Company, will discuss “the new Weyerhaeuser” following the company’s historic merger with Plum Creek earlier this year.
In February of 2016, Weyerhaeuser nearly doubled its timber acreage in the U.S. with an $8.8 billion merger with Plum Creek, creating the world’s biggest timberland and forest products company. Prior to the merger, Weyerhaeuser did not own any land in Georgia, now the company has acquired more than 790,000 acres.
Paul, who is responsible for managing the company’s 7.2 million acres in 11 states across the U.S. South, will provide an overview of the merger as well as his perspective on the future of forestry in the U.S. South.