Greetings! I have talked frequently in this newsletter about the unique challenges of landowners trying to not only find a source for harvesting their timber, but more importantly finding one that is ethical and will do the work as agreed and pays per the contract agreement. Your woodland is a considerable financial investment and a … Continue reading Caught Three Times
This month I’m taking a little different twist on timber security by looking at theft, but also at global conditions that could have a dramatic impact on the timber industry as a whole for many years to come. This is not the first time that a wood crisis in one part of the world had … Continue reading Energy Crisis in Europe: Firewood Becomes the New Gold
Two conversations related to zone jumping raised some alarming questions for me and if these beliefs are widespread the forest industry has a very large problem. These conversations were with a consulting forester and a procurement forester, both with over 20 years of experience. And to be clear, these were separate conversations. One conversation involved whether or … Continue reading Zone Jumping – Business as Usual?
You may remember back in 2015 I shared with you a very interesting guy who has actually spent much of his career studying the hidden ways people deceive themselves into cheating and lying. And I decided to share that newsletter again, so we keep in mind the reasons folks lie, cheat and steal. Dan Ariely … Continue reading Why People Cheat — What Does the Research Say?
Timber security is preventing and detecting fraud in the forest industry. This post reviews timber security cases as an intro to the Timber Security and is an update for those who are established in this business.