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Thousands of Southerners Planted Trees for Retirement. It Didn’t Work.

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Thousands of Southerners Planted Trees for Retirement. It Didn’t Work.
Too much pine and not enough saw mills spell years of depressed prices for the plantations of the South. For individual woodland owners who saw trees as a safe long-term investment, for college, retirement or a rainy day, one problem is a federal soil conservation program in the 1980s that spurred many farmers to turn their fields into forests.
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