First Quarter 2018 Economic Commentary and Timber Market Conditions

First Quarter 2018 Economic Commentary and Timber Market Conditions

Economic growth continues to improve.

February 2018 housing report now available

February 2018 housing report now available

The Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service housing market commentaries for February 2018 are now available.

The newest threat to California’s redwoods isn’t what you’d think

The newest threat to California’s redwoods isn’t what you’d think

The environmental cost of legalized pot.

US guitar makers hit hard by new international logging regulations on prized rosewood

US guitar makers hit hard by new international logging regulations on prized rosewood

An international crackdown on illegal logging in tropical forests has ensnared the makers of some guitars and other musical instruments, whose top-end products require small amounts of rosewood, a material prized for its rich, multicolored grain and resonant sound.

Vince Bulic’s Weekly Lumber Market Wrap: For the week ending June 19, 2015

Vince Bulic’s Weekly Lumber Market Wrap: For the week ending April 13, 2018

The SPF market slowed this week as buyers paused after last week’s busy pace and price gains.

Sealaska Corporation announces multimillion dollar deal to keep trees in the ground

Sealaska Corporation announces multimillion dollar deal to keep trees in the ground

Big greenhouse gas emitters in California are now able to buy carbon offset credits based in Alaska. The Southeast regional Native corporation Sealaska is using some of its lands for carbon sequestration. Thousands of acres of old growth trees will stay intact for over 100 years. It’s the first carbon bank in the state to be approved for the market.

B.C. start-up thrives with help from wood innovation funding and marketing and production experts

B.C. start-up thrives with help from wood innovation funding and marketing and production experts

James Higgins and Vick Yau were fresh out of UBC when leading manufacturer Lynden Door took interest in their innovative vented door creation.

Barrel and stave maker builds new $66.5 million cooperage, cites extreme demand

Barrel and stave maker builds new $66.5 million cooperage, cites extreme demand

As barrel making continues to boom, barrel manufacturing giant Independent Stave Co. (ISC) will build a $66.5 million cooperage in Northern Kentucky, creating 220 jobs.

Rick Sohn's Oregon timber report

Rick Sohn’s Oregon timber report

Log prices remain in 25-year record territory but have leveled off.

Wood is key to W.Va.’s well-being

Wood is key to W.Va.’s well-being

“Wood is wonderful.”

Making a living on lumber

Making a living on lumber

The market price for lumber is at an all time high, but one of the nation’s top lumber executives doesn’t expect it to stay that way for long.

Urbn Timber turns salvaged trees into ‘live’ creations

Urbn Timber turns salvaged trees into ‘live’ creations

Tyler Hillyard, Treg Sherman, and Tyler Sirak are three entrepreneurs who have figured out how to turn salvaged urban trees into gold.

Vince Bulic’s Weekly Lumber Market Wrap: For the week ending June 19, 2015

Vince Bulic’s Weekly Lumber Market Wrap: For the week ending April 6, 2018

The market gained momentum this week as buyers were flushed out by the pick-up in activity.

$7.8 million towards improving and expanding BC's forest sector

$7.8 million towards improving and expanding BC’s forest sector

The Province plans to invest $7.8 million into promoting the wood use and expand global markets.

Could wood be the new Styrofoam?

Could wood be the new Styrofoam?

It’s only been a few weeks since we learned of plans to build a bridge in California using concrete that has been infused with nanocrystals from wood.

Producer decisions end work on wood energy check-off

Producer decisions end work on wood energy check-off

The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities announced that efforts to develop a USDA Research and Promotion Program for the U.S. biomass power and wood energy pellet producers has ended.

Wildfires cost Montana $240 million in tourism dollars

Wildfires cost Montana $240 million in tourism dollars

Despite the fires that burned 1,276,456 acres of Montana last year, more tourists came to Big Sky County in 2017 than the year before — and they spent a lot more money.

2017 Softwood Lumber Board annual report

2017 Softwood Lumber Board annual report

The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) has released its 2017 Annual Report which highlights its most successful year yet and shows its accomplishments in what it has set out to do—protect and grow markets, sell more lumber, and accrue benefits for the entire softwood lumber industry.

Winter weather slows wood products markets

Winter weather slows wood products markets

The month of March has lived up to its reputation as a tough month to get through for wood products market, as the bull market of the first two months of the year could not be sustained.

Tasmanian regional forest agreement delivers $1.3bn losses in ‘giant fraud’ on taxpayers

Tasmanian regional forest agreement delivers $1.3bn losses in ‘giant fraud’ on taxpayers

The first Tasmanian regional forest agreement, signed between the state and the commonwealth in 1997, was supposed to start an era in which forestry was both ecologically and economically sustainable.