BLM sells over 3 million board feet of timber to Dillard company, money goes to counties

BLM sells over 3 million board feet of timber to Dillard company, money goes to counties

The Coos Bay District of the Bureau of Land Management sold just over three million board feet of timber from Coos Bay Wagon Road

LP saying little about siding plant investment

LP saying little about siding plant investment

With paper mills shutting down and reducing production, the forest products industry has slowed in the last few years, leaving Minnesota with excess wood supply.

Apache Tribe blames US for forest ailments

Apache Tribe blames US for forest ailments

Taking the United States to court, an Arizona-based Native American tribe blames federal mismanagement for putting their once thriving timber industry against the ropes.

Wood fibers make for cheap, portable water filtration

Wood fibers make for cheap, portable water filtration

The electricity-free system could be used in refugee camps.

Splitting hairs over splitting wood

Splitting hairs over splitting wood

The past month has seen a fierce international and academic debate flare up again over the large-scale use of wood to produce energy, notably in Europe.

Six charts that illustrate the divide between rural and urban America 

Six charts that illustrate the divide between rural and urban America 

Discussions of poverty in the United States often mistakenly focus on urban areas.

Rayonier Inc. making huge timberland buy near Savannah

Rayonier Inc. making huge timberland buy near Savannah, GA

Rayonier Inc. is buying 95,100 acres of high-quality industrial timberlands in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina for approximately $217 million, or $2,280 per acre.

January 2017 housing report now available

January 2017 housing report now available

The Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service housing market commentaries for January 2017 are now available.

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 March 17, 2017

Sensing that the waiting game was over, buyers jumped in to cover some upcoming needs.

Trump budget proposes big changes in Forest Service, Interior spending 

Trump budget proposes big changes in Forest Service, Interior spending 

Montana’s two biggest federal players – the Forest Service and National Park Service – would see deep cuts and big changes under President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal 2018 budget.

Lumber price woes will persist, NAHB CEO predicts

Lumber price woes will persist, NAHB CEO predicts

Headaches over the supply and price of North American lumber likely will persist for several years, the CEO of the National Association of Home Builders told lumberyard executives.

Diapers for baby boomers help paper makers absorb print loss

Diapers for baby boomers help paper makers absorb print loss

Sales of absorbent products are climbing along with the aging population, helping offset the impact of the shift to digital communications.

B.C. raw log exports to Asia soar

B.C. raw log exports to Asia soar

While B.C. forestry companies face a long-term decline in the annual allowable cut in the Interior, thanks to the mountain pine beetle infestation, B.C. companies on the coast have been exporting raw logs, mostly to China, in record volumes in recent years.

Oregon lumber community looks to Trump and innovation to survive 

Oregon lumber community looks to Trump and innovation to survive 

In Oregon, lumber companies try to innovate to survive the years-long downturn in the timber industry.

Pine beetles could devastate Alabama's $11B forest industry this year

Pine beetles could devastate Alabama’s $11B forest industry this year

A full-grown Southern pine beetle is still about half the length of a grain of rice, but state and federal forestry officials worry this tiny bug could have a monster impact this year on the state of Alabama’s $11 billion wood products industry. “With Southern pine beetles, the Latin name (Dendroctonus frontalis) actually means tree killer, and it is,” said Edward Loewenstein, associate professor of silviculture at Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. “It is well-suited to take trees out.”

It's not just guys with axes...timber tech is cutting edge

It’s not just guys with axes…timber tech is cutting edge

Timber remains a $40 billion industry in the Pacific Northwest, with logging trucks and mills regular sights across Oregon and Washington.

China imports record high volumes of softwood lumber

China imports record high volumes of softwood lumber

China imported record-high volumes of softwood lumber in 2016 and softwood log imports reached their second highest level on record.

Texas billionaires should get credit for bringing out Idaho public land masses

Texas billionaires should get credit for bringing out Idaho public land masses

The lawmakers and groups who support transferring federal lands to the state assure people they would not sell it and they would keep it accessible for recreation.

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 March 10, 2017

Mills chased business more aggressively this week and prices dropped accordingly.

Hot commodity: NRRI innovation featured at new Bell Museum

Hot commodity: NRRI innovation featured at new Bell Museum

A Northland innovation is gaining some recognition with its placement on the new Bell Museum of Natural History in St. Paul.