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Is planting pine trees on idle fields a good investment?

Economic analysis has shown that returns on investment when planting pines on old fields will generate REAL rates of return between 10 and 17 percent, depending on site quality. Yes, planting pines on old fields is an excellent investment for landowners.

 


 

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A close-up photo of a pine tree’s damaged bark
Filed Under: Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Disaster Relief, Forestry, Forest Management April 19, 2024

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Forest landowners in Mississippi can now join the state’s farm owners who suffered production loss due to last year’s drought in applying for federal emergency loans.

A piece of pine tree bark with Ips beetle grooves.
Filed Under: Natural Resources, Forestry, Forest Management, Forest Pests, Urban and Community Forestry February 5, 2024

RAYMOND, Miss. -- As drought takes its toll on Mississippi’s trees, foresters encourage landowners and homeowners to be on the lookout for pine bark beetles as spring arrives.

Christmas trees of various sizes stand at Worthey Tree Farm in Amory, Mississippi.
Filed Under: Agriculture, Crops, Christmas Trees November 15, 2023

RAYMOND, Miss. -- Michael May expects to see tree growth impacted for at least the next three years on his Chunky, Miss., Christmas tree farm after this year’s severe to exceptional drought conditions that spanned most of the state.

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