The Forest Owners Association press statement smells suspiciously like code for "we look forward to receiving government largesse to prop up our investments" to me. Presumably they will be looking for the government to help them overcome those "difficulties" with subsidies (either directly or in directly, in cash and/or in kind). All nicely dressed up as help and incentives, and doubtless all in the "national interest". Pretty much straight from the playbook of Rob Muldoon.
What I haven't seen anywhere is where the government pans to plant these trees, and what the purpose of the planting them actually is?