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Getting The Bugs Out Of Hardwood’s Comeback

by Rick Fahr 3/9/2015 12:00 am

After historically low prices kept loggers from removing hardwoods from Arkansas forests for many years, something of a hardwood rebirth began recently. However, at least one timber expert has predicted that market pressures may reverse that trend soon. A significant threat to the industry, however, is an old one — insect infestation.

Turning Point for Timber as Demand Rises, Workforce Numbers Fall

by Jan Cottingham 11/25/2013 12:00 am

Some in the timber industry in Arkansas say they see demand for forest products slowly increasing but fear that a workforce decimated by recession won’t be able to meet that demand.

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