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Lumber Prices Almost No Object for Hardwood Buyers

By Andy Johnson Posted: 03/28/2014 9:29AM

Lumber buyers' "priced time of shipment" orders are increasing as hardwood demand continues to spike to record levels.


Hardwood Price Increases Continue, But at Slower Pace

By Andy Johnson Posted: 03/25/2014 9:28AM

Hardwood price increases expected to continue but also to ease during the summer months as hardwood exports to the Pacific Rim increases. U.S. imports of substitute temperate hardwoods will also rise.


Prime Lumber Expands Kilns as China Demand Grows

Posted: 03/25/2014 5:42AM

Prime Lumber has shipped 600 containers of lumber overseas in 2013, with China its fastest growing market. Hardwood used there is 75% for domestic products, not exports.


Logjam In Vancouver Truckers Strike

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/19/2014 7:55AM

Log shippers are stymied as Canadian truckers escalate a strike at the Port of Vancouver, where forestry products are 80% of the volume. The Canada government has entered the fray. Truckers complain of long waits.




WoodWorks Chicago Area Workshops Focus on Design for Durability

Posted By Elizabeth Fuhrman | Posted: 03/18/2014 1:52PM

Woodworks – The Wood Products Council will host three workshops in the Chicagoland area March 25-27, themed, “Design for Durability: Performance and Preservation.” A Woodworks


99 Cent App Scales Logs to Lumber, Estimates Log Weight

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 03/16/2014 4:03PM

An app that calculates the volume of sawn lumber, scales log size, and estimates the weight of logs for many common species, is available for 99 cents from Norwood Sawmills, the portable sawmill manufacturer.


International Researchers Mobilize Against Risky Stowaway Pests

By Stephanie Worley Firley Posted: 03/14/2014 8:58PM

An international research network, including scientists from the U.S. Forest Service, has come together to share information about how exotic animals, diseases and plants can move and spread—and threaten agricultural and natural resources.


Russian Lumber Exports Don't Make Up for Drop in Log Exports

By Hakan Ekstrom Posted: 03/14/2014 12:24PM

Increases in Russian lumber exports have not compensated for a decline in log exports that came after Putin implemented higher log export tariffs in Russia in 2007, reports Wood Resource Quarterly's Hakan Ekstrom.


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