Sales of timber increasing in Wisconsin

In northwest Wisconsin, United States (U.S.), according to The Associated Press, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest may well exceed selling 123 million board feet of timber before the end of the fiscal year for 2017, the largest amount of timber sold since the 1990s.

This rise is noted as it marks the fifth consecutive annual increase for the forest, which is now coming close to its maximum yield, which stands at 131 million board feet per year, according to Fox 21 KQDS.

Paul Strong, Supervisor of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest credits the growth to the increased authority given to the National Forest Service under the 2014 U.S. Farm Bill as well as policies that allow organisations to eliminate smaller trees and keep the timber.


Source: The Associated Press, Fox 21 KQDS