Why Georgia Timber Growers Come Up Short In Pandemic Building Boom.

Steve Fennessy: This is Georgia Today, I’m Steve Fennessy. Like millions of other Americans, you’ve probably spent a lot of time at home during the pandemic and chances are good you’ve also done a little home improvement over the last year. The remodeling market and housing sales are booming, and all this demand has sent the price of lumber and other wood products to all-time highs, which should be good news for tree growers across the South, right? Wrong.

Georgia tree grower Wanda Barrs: The landowner, us, we haven’t benefited from the increase in the price of lumber.

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Tom is a construction estimator with over 35 years of experience in the industry from field work to general contracting.

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