We’re excited to announce the introduction of the Wood Demand Research Program to the CFB community. The Center for Forest Business, along with Timber Mart-South, has long tracked timber prices and timberland transactions across the Southeast – but thanks to a recent database gift by Dr. Brooks Mendell of Forisk Consulting in March of this year, we will now be able to provide information about the demand of raw forest products on a continuous basis in conjunction with our traditional data collection efforts.
Mendell decided to donate the program to UGA because he felt the Center would be better able to take advantage of the data it offers. “We are thrilled with this match,” he said. “Our Wood Demand Research Program has grown in size and scope, and we recognized a benefit in donating it to the Center for Forest Business, which has the resources to expand the use of this data to benefit the forest industry and forest owners.”
The new database will be managed by Dr. Tim Sydor, who previously earned a Ph.D. in Forest Economics from the Center’s program at Warnell. Tim previously managed this database at Forisk and we look forward to a seamless transition and his contributions to the database in its’ new home in the Center for Forest Business. We hope that, along with our traditional data collection efforts, the database will allow us to further explore the behavior of forest products economics on a local level and provide timberland investors, industry participants and academia with a more localized view of their forest and the various factors that are affecting supply and demand of forest products in their area.
You can view the first edition of the Wood Demand Report by clicking here.
Additionally, you can learn more about the program and get more information by emailing Tim Sydor at firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning him at 706-542-5079.