Industry of the Southern Pine Woods
|The Industry of the southern pine woods relies heavily on recreation and pine products. This industry makes up two-thirds of the economy. Pine trees rake in millions of dollars a year. Not only are trees sold for lumber, but for disposable daipers, paints, turpentine, cleaners, and bedding for small animals.
Pine trees are practical, they can be used to cover land or block a view from a road. Some tree farmers use trees to provide habitat for deer or other animals. To find more information, go to the tree farms link.
Why is the pine industry a good business? Go outside and look around, pines are everywhere. One in every ten pine trees is perfect. If you have 10,000 trees, then you've got at least a thousand good trees in 25 years. If one tree is worth fifty dollars, then you've got 50,000 dollars. The tree prices are rising, so more people are selling more trees in a short amount of time instead of waiting, in case the price falls. To find more information on timber prices go to Timbermart South.