Causes and Costs of Unused Wood Production Capacity

(Dr. Dale Greene, University of Georgia, in collaboration with Louisiana State University and University of Maine)
Main causes of unused wood production identified as market-driven (quotas, closures, “turn-time” issues), regulations (mandatory and voluntary), mechanical problems, labor-related (amount and quality), uncontrollable weather impacts, planning shortfalls, and individual stand/tract issues.

KEY FINDINGS: See FRA Technical Releases 03-R-2 Impact of Varying Mill Demand on Logging Production and Cost and 03-R-3 Does Being a Preferred Supplier Affect Logging Production and Cost