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Presented to the USIPA Conference 2012 by Suzanne Hearn from Forest2Market

Presented to the USIPA Conference 2012 by Suzanne Hearn from Forest2Market

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  • 1. Sustainability:US South Forests Presentation To: USIPA Conference 2012 Presented By: Suzanne Hearn Forest2Market
  • 2. US South Forestry
  • 3. US South-Forested Area Acres HaState (millions) (millions)Alabama (AL) 23.0 9.3Arkansas (AR) 18.7 7.6Florida (FL) 16.0 6.5Georgia (GA) 24.3 9.8Louisiana (LA) 14.0 5.7Mississippi (MS) 19.8 8.0North Carolina (NC) 18.6 7.5Oklahoma (OK) 9.2 3.7South Carolina (SC) 13.1 5.3Tennessee (TN) 13.9 5.6Texas (TX) 13.2 5.3Virginia (VA) 15.7 6.4Totals 199.5 80.7
  • 4. EU Equivalent – Forested AreaCountry and Area (Million Ha) Roughly the Equivalent of:United Kingdom 3 OklahomaItaly 9 AlabamaGermany 11 South Carolina + TennesseeFrance 16 Florida + GeorgiaSpain 18 Texas Louisiana + Virginia + LouisianaFinland 22 Arkansas + Mississippi + North CarolinaSweden 28Other EU 49EU-27 156.0
  • 5. US South-ProductionState Removals (million cubic meters)Alabama 39Arkansas 25Florida 15Georgia 40Louisiana 26Mississippi 30North Carolina 27Oklahoma 3South Carolina 25Tennessee 11Texas 21Virginia 15Total 278 83%EU-27 336
  • 6. US South: Relative Productivity UK+EU-27 USArea 156.0 81.0 52%Production 336.0 278.0 83%Productivity 2.2 3.4 37%
  • 7. Volume and Hectares by Ownership ©2012 Forest2Market®, Inc. 8
  • 8. NIPF – Individual Owners NIPF Estimated ATFS Tree Estimated ATFS Tree Acres Farm Acres Individuals FarmsState (millions) (millions)Alabama (AL) 368,000 16.6 3.09 2,657Arkansas (AR) 204,933 9.2 1.20 2,701Florida (FL) 300,000 8.0 1.10 1,136Georgia (GA) 650,000 17.1 2.98 2,737Louisiana (LA) 148,000 11.3 1.61 1,823Mississippi (MS) 350,000 13.9 1.90 3,900.0North Carolina (NC) 500,000 14.7 0.30 930Oklahoma (OK) 70,500 7.4 0.10 132South Carolina (SC) 174,667 11.5 1.33 2,137Tennessee (TN) 246,667 11.1 0.20 499Texas (TX) 185,220 8.3 0.80 2,371Virginia (VA) 230,267 10.4 0.94 1,953Totals 3,428,253 139.5 15.55 22,976 ©2012 Forest2Market®, Inc. 9
  • 9. Inventory (m3)/Removals (%) by Age-Class ©2012 Forest2Market®, Inc. 10
  • 10. Inventory (m3)/Removals (%) by Age-Class Private Owner ©2012 Forest2Market®, Inc. 11
  • 11. Growth to Removals ©2012 Forest2Market®, Inc. 12
  • 12. US South Ports ©2012 Forest2Market®, Inc. 13
  • 13. US South Forest Facts• 111 years of responsible production forestry• Current positive growth-to-removal ratios in most natural wood basins – Two wood basins in the path of Hurricane Katrina are recovering – Hardwood and softwood species• Vast majority of the standing timber owned by individuals – approximately 139 of 199 million acres and a scant few of those acres are certified. ©2012 Forest2Market®, Inc. 14
  • 14. US South Forest Facts• Average private tract size = 28 – 45 acres• Many different ownership objectives among them are: – Recreation / Hunting – Income / Savings / Affordable hedge – Average harvest tract size is 50 – 1000 acres.• Natural regeneration is common with NIPFs ©2012 Forest2Market®, Inc. 15
  • 15. US South Forest Facts• Steep hill to climb to increase certification from current rates*: – SFI 10% – ATFS 7% – FSC 1%• Little economic incentive for the majority of owners to seek certification*Southern Group of State Foresters ©2012 Forest2Market®, Inc. 16
  • 16. US South Forest Facts• Strong personal property protections• Clear titles and a robust judiciary for owner rights• Strong mandatory and voluntary Best (Harvest) Management Practices – Protect air, water and soil – Above 95% compliance rates in all states as reported by independent auditors ©2012 Forest2Market®, Inc. 17
  • 17. US South Forest Facts• Majority of the harvest crews hold SFI logger certifications• Strong national protections for endangered species enforced by United States Fish & Wildlife Service• United States Forest Service tracking US Forest inventory, growth/removal rates ©2012 Forest2Market®, Inc. 18
  • 18. ContactSuzanne HearnVice-President, Sales and MarketingOffice: 704.540.1440, ext. 17suzanne.hearn@forest2market.com Scan with your mobile phone for contact informationForest2Market®, Inc.14045 Ballantyne Corporate Pl., Ste. 150Charlotte, NC 28277Website: www.forest2market.comBlog: http://blog.forest2market.com ©2012 Forest2Market®, Inc. 19