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The intensive pine plantation investment – From Planning to Execution to Harvest

November 16, 2021 @ 7:30 am - November 17, 2021 @ 4:30 pm


What this Course is about

The pine plantation is the primary forest investment vehicle used in the Southeast US. The genetic revolution of the last 15 years has more fully empowered the investor to reach increased yields of improved quality saw timber, poles, grade and other needed and valuable forest products. Changes in genetic options have led to the creation of new deployment planting schemes that continue to evolve. Foundational to the forest investment is the understanding of how regional soils, changing climates, and a range of existing pests impact best management practices and subsequent returns. This course provides an in-depth overview of the integrated pine plantation investment from planning to harvest, bringing in the most advanced and current understandings available as taught from two professionals with deep practical operational experience in planning, land investment, operational establishment and timber management, tree breeding, and applied research.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who invests in southern timberland and utilizes pine plantations to increase returns. Anyone who makes their living off of this investment vehicle: Forest planners and modelers, forest managers, procurement foresters, forest owners, and forest service providers. Attendees will include both next-generation owners and foresters wanting more initial exposure to the investment type, and also very advanced investors and managers wanting to push in to the most advanced methods of tree growth.

The enhanced learning experience

The course will start with 1.5 days of intense indoor instruction and discussion and will culminate in a ½ day field tour that views and demonstrates many of the advanced understandings covered in class. Both the class and outdoor learning experiences will be enhanced through case study and actual operational examples that are woven into the course. The class is limited to 50 people to maximize interaction and learning potential for the attendees.

Advanced, applied operational pine plantation establishment and management considerations for forest investors and managers in the Southeast US and beyond

November 16-17, 2021, 7:30am – 4:30pm — Hilton Garden Inn — Athens, GA


  • Derek Dougherty, PhD
  • Phil Dougherty, PhD

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    November 16, 2021 @ 7:30 am
    November 17, 2021 @ 4:30 pm


    Hilton Garden Inn
    Athens, Ga


    Dougherty CE