Mills used to air dry lumber for a year before they kiln dried it. They would leave it stacked like this for that year. Kiln drying was a slow process that used burning sawdust from the mill as fuel. The last one around here that I know of went out of business in 1992. Before then, I could buy Yellow Pine 2x4s that were straight, and stayed straight. These days, they saw it, it goes into a kiln overnight, dress it in the morning, and put bands on the stack. No more straight pine 2x4s, or even 6's, 8's, or anything else. Pick straight stuff off the stack, and you'd still better let it set for a week, or some of it is sure to move. There's still plenty of timber around here.
specifically, I don't know what "investment management" is. Did you run a fund or family of funds? The non compete sucks but I watch money managers change funds and fund families all the time. My analyst is constantly dropping focus list funds because the 20 year manager left and they give the fund to some yahoo 20something MBA...
Cool info C. I wasn't calling bs, just wondering where the statement came from since it seems unlikely with 20th century suburban sprawl. i really don't think residential trees should even be counted. Maybe if the oxygenation is being studied but residential trees do nothing for the commodity that is lumber
Hmmmm maybe "the cocky norwegian"? Lol. Just teasing man! Ill make a deal with you. You post some pics of stuff you built that warrants the "genius" nickname and i will forever refer to you as such! ;)