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According to the internet, loblolly pine is good for construction lumber and paper pulp. Well I have a 6.5 acre tree farm of it but one of the contractors I talked to said its hybrid loblolly that was bred for paper pulp and its no good for anything else. Anyone have any insights?  
 
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I'm not a forester.  I did own 40 acres of plantation pine at one time.  The contractor may have meant that at the present size they are only usable for pulp. I had my stand thinned once and I believe that they were "pulped" as they called it since they were not yet at the correct size.  Call the nearest usda office or state forestry office. I have found them very useful and easy to contact in my state.  I bet you will be happy with what you find out.
 
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One Deer wrote:I'm not a forester.  I did own 40 acres of plantation pine at one time.  The contractor may have meant that at the present size they are only usable for pulp. I had my stand thinned once and I believe that they were "pulped" as they called it since they were not yet at the correct size.  Call the nearest usda office or state forestry office. I have found them very useful and easy to contact in my state.  I bet you will be happy with what you find out.



I talked to a forester earlier today. He confirmed that the wood is good for construction lumber. The contractor clearly said that no matter the size, the trees are only good for pulp.
 
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