Forest strives to provide the latest information regarding the issues and factors that relate to the productivity of our nations forests. From seedling to mature tree, we look at each of the issues that may effect the productivity of a forest.


Since the late 1990’s, dramatic changes have been experienced in forest industry, forestland ownership, global markets, and wood supply and demand (pulpwood, sawtimber, chips, etc.), both regionally and world-wide. Millions of nonindustrial private forest landowners (NIPFL’s), and those who assist them, wish to continue to achieve attractive rates of return on their forestland investments in these changing times. To accomplish that objective, an expanded knowledge of the factors that affect forest productivity is needed.

Intended audience:
Private non-industrial forest landowners or NIPFL’s (of which there are greater than 5 million in the southeastern U.S.), forestry consultants, state and federal foresters, natural resource managers, Extension agents, and other interested persons. This information is designed for users with various levels of forest productivity knowledge and interest from introductory to comprehensive.

Website Purpose:
To provide website visitors and forestland managers with the most current, unbiased, science-based, forest productivity information available in support of best management decisions on forestlands. A key objective of the website is that natural resource managers will be enabled and equipped to make better, cost-effective forest management decisions to optimize forest productivity. This website is not intended to take the place of a professional forester. For specific recommendations on a particular tract, contact a state agency service forester, consulting forester, Extension forester or forest industry landowner assistance forester.

Who “we” are:
The creators and designers of include university and private sector professionals interested in providing landowners, land managers and others with the most current and sound, scientific-based information available today. The Southern Regional Extension Forestry Office, The University of Georgia, the Potash and Phosphate Institute (PPI) and its Foundation for Agronomic Research (FAR) are the main collaborators of the project but the resources available on this website come from a variety of public and private sources. For more information contact Dr. David Dickens ( at (912) 681-5639 or Bill Hubbard ( at (706) 542-7813.


Potash & Phosphate Institute

The Foundation for Agronomic Research (FAR)

Southern Regional Extension Forestry

University of Georgia - Warnell School of Forest Resources