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Recent Posts

November 07, 2019
Log & Lumber Parity: Are PNW Producers Back in the Game?
It’s been a crazy two years for the Pacific Northwest (PNW) log market. Beginning in 4Q2017, prices for domestic and...
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September 23, 2019
What’s Driving Delivered Prices Higher in the Northeast?
Several factors have combined in the US Northeast over the last decade to negatively impact the region’s forest...
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August 14, 2019
The Log Price Roller Coaster in the Pacific Northwest
Beginning in 1Q2017, prices for domestic and export Douglas Fir and Hem-Fir logs in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) rose...
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May 29, 2019
Precipitation Trends & Wildfire Outlook for the Pacific Northwest
An abnormal heat wave hit the coastal Pacific Northwest (PNW) region in early May, prompting local officials to...
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February 26, 2019
Pacific Northwest Log Markets: Domestic and Export Prices Diverge
Beginning in 4Q2017, prices for domestic and export Douglas fir logs in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) rose steadily...
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December 13, 2018
The Rise & Fall of Log and Lumber Prices in the Pacific Northwest
Beginning in 4Q2017, prices for domestic and export Douglas fir logs in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) rose steadily...
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December 05, 2018
Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Understanding Forest Inventory
Distinguishing total forest inventory from commercially-available inventory is critical for accurately understanding...
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October 29, 2018
The US/China Trade War & Log Price Trends in the PNW
The quickening pace of the escalating trade disputes between the US and China has left most of us scratching our...
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August 15, 2018
Proposed Chinese Tariffs: Potential impacts for the PNW Forest Industry
On August 8, China's Commerce Ministry released a preliminary list of proposed tariffs on $16 billion in US goods,...
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June 20, 2018
Log Prices in the US South vs. the Pacific Northwest
In a recent blog post, we discussed the disconnect between log and lumber prices in the US South. While Southern...
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May 14, 2018
PNW Log Costs Remain Near Record Highs
Delivered log prices in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) have maintained near record highs through winter, and the...
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April 11, 2018
Douglas Fir Log Prices Surge in 1Q2018 Amid Tight Supply, Strong Demand
As the spring thaw in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) begins, prices for Douglas fir logs in the region continue into...
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February 15, 2018
PNW Log Markets Causing Challenges for Regional Mills
A challenging scenario is unfolding in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) log market, which is being impacted by a...
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December 05, 2017
Douglas Fir Log Prices Reach Record Highs in Pacific Northwest
Prices for Douglas fir logs in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) have spiked to their highest levels since Forest2Market...
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July 12, 2017
The Coming Lumber Gap: Part II
In the final installment of this two-part series, we examine the cumulative effects of a number of dynamics likely...
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June 28, 2017
The Coming Lumber Gap: Part I
In the first installment of this two-part series, we will examine the looming issue on the horizon that is...
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March 08, 2017
Annual Allowable Cut Reductions in the British Columbia Interior
When the Mountain Pine Beetle arrived in British Columbia (BC) in the early 1990s, no one knew what the full effects...
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