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Wood Fiber Costs for Pulp Mills in the Western US Increases

By Hakan Ekstrom Posted: 04/23/2015 3:19PM

Pulp mills in the US South continued to have stable wood fiber prices in the 1Q/15 at levels lower than any other region in the country. The dramatic increase in chip prices in the Northwest during 2014 started to level off early in 2015, while tight fiber supply in both the Lake State region and in the Northeast resulted in upward price pressure, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review.


Unsold Common Oak, Hard and Soft Maple, Cherry Depress Prices

By Andy Johnson Posted: 04/23/2015 11:11AM

Demand and prices are firmer for upper-grade lumber than for #1 Common and below in most hardwood species. Inventories of unsold Red Oak, White Oak, Hard Maple, Soft Maple and Cherry continue to build, especially in the commons.


Hardwood Demand Underwhelms Expectations, as China Weakens

By Andy Johnson Posted: 04/19/2015 7:10PM

Lumber price declines have begun to stabilize, but we continue to anticipate that lumber markets will remain slow with prices under downward pressure until fall 2015. Only high end housing and vacation homes are robust.


Sawlog Prices Declined in Many Countries During 2014

By Hakan Ekstrom Posted: 04/06/2015 3:25PM

Sawlog prices declined in many countries during 2014 and the GSPI price index in the 4Q/14 was at the lowest level in two years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.




U.S. Hardwood Exports Slow; World Markets Oversupplied

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/05/2015 5:02PM

U.S. hardwood lumber exports totaled 116 million board feet in January, virtually unchanged from the prior month but down 14% from January 2014. Year-on-year shipments to Asia and Europe were down 22% and 6%, respectively.


West Fraser Timber Names James Gorman VP Government Relations

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 04/04/2015 10:36PM

West Fraser (TSX:WFT) appointed James Gorman VP, Corporate and Government Relations. He takes on the position May 19, 2015.


Largest Forest in Eastern U.S To Be Sold by Foley Timber

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/02/2015 8:03AM

The largest forest in the Eastern U.S will be sold by Foley Timber and Land Company. Acquired in 1994 from Procter & Gamble, the approximately 561,000 acres is packed with cedar, oak, and other hardwoods.


Canada Acts to Protect Forests from Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle

Posted: 04/01/2015 10:42PM

Canada Acts to Protect Forests from Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle


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