Forest Economics Spreadsheet for Timber Contesters and Owners of Private Woodlands

Check out the new forest economics spreadsheet at www.timbercontest.com.  It has the right amount of detail for one to start investigating the impacts of certain items on investment returns.  Please experiment with the spreadsheet and post questions and comments here.

Here is a link to the appropriate page at the Northeast Timber Growing Contest website:

Northeast Timber Growing Contest - Resources Page

The model is rather simple in that it neglects many cost-related inputs, but some might find even this simple analysis an eye opener.  Realizing outsized investment returns while managing the entire rotation cycle is not straightforward.  Please report your findings and suggest ways to improve the model. 

If you'd like more information on the timber contest and how it can help people meet their management objectives, please let me or Peter know.  Thanks!

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