Wrangell Island timber sale moving forward, at a much smaller scale

Wrangell Island timber sale moving forward, at a much smaller scale

After almost a decade of planning, the U.S. Forest Service said it’s going forward with the Wrangell Island timber sale.

The mystery behind California's most destructive wildfires: Who is to blame?

The mystery behind California’s most destructive wildfires: Who is to blame?

Investigators have spent weeks scouring wine country trying to solve the mystery at the heart of the most destructive wildfires in California history.

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Have you stopped to think about the landscape of the Forest Industry as it relates to the Forest Service?

Have you stopped to think about the landscape of the Forest Industry as it relates to the Forest Service?

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 November 17, 2017

The SPF market was quieter – largely because mills had little to sell in the narrows.

September 2017 housing report now available

September 2017 housing report now available

The Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service housing market commentaries for September 2017 are now available. These files contain in-depth data and comments on the U.S. housing market.

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November market report: Positive wood products markets

Starts are largely expected to rebound on a seasonally adjusted basis for the remainder of the year in the wood products markets. 

Forestry companies doing well despite lack of softwood lumber deal

Forestry companies doing well despite lack of softwood lumber deal

Despite the lack of a softwood lumber agreement with the U.S. and uncertainty with NAFTA, the two forestry companies using the Pasquia Porcupine Forest Management Area are doing quite well this year.

What's next for logging of Yellowwood Forest and $150K offer to preserve it

What’s next for logging of Yellowwood Forest and $150K offer to preserve it

DNR may have sold the rights to log 1,730 trees in Yellowwood State Forest last week, but opponents are not giving up efforts to preserve the forest.

Global timber and wood products market update: Pacific Rim hardwood chip trade 1H 2017

Global timber and wood products market update: Pacific Rim hardwood chip trade 1H 2017

Roughly half of all hardwood chips traded in the Pacific Rim have been destined for Chinese ports in the 1H/17 with Vietnam and Australia being the major suppliers, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.

Breaking records

Breaking records

Extreme weather is credited with a near-term reduction of new homes, but otherwise statistics remain quite strong, with a 12-year October record for studs and a seasonal record for logs.

Environment group claims logs illegally shipped from Nigeria

Environment group claims logs illegally shipped from Nigeria

An environmental advocacy group claims that over 1.4 million rosewood logs from Nigeria worth $300 million were illegally sent to China after Nigeria’s then environment minister Amina Mohamed signed thousands of retroactive permits.

Jumbo air tanker wins protest, may fight more US wildfires 

Jumbo air tanker wins protest, may fight more US wildfires 

A giant passenger jet converted to fight wildfires was grounded this year by U.S. officials during much of what turned out to be an especially destructive U.S. fire season, but it could be flying much more next year.

Protesters offer $150K to preserve Yellowwood, DNR sells to logging company for less

Protesters offer $150K to preserve Yellowwood, DNR sells to logging company for less

Roughly 200 Hoosiers protested the sale of 1,700 trees in Yellowwood State Forest; said they were outraged that Indiana government wouldn’t intervene.

Maine’s forest products industry is not dead

Maine’s forest products industry is not dead

An excellent report on our state’s secondary wood manufacturing economy is 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 November 10, 2017

SPF 2×4 and 2×6 prices hit the stratosphere as one major mill announced that they would be adding a 13% price increase for shipments after the week of 12/18 due to the reinstated CVD.

New technology makes oak wilt detection faster, more affordable

New technology makes oak wilt detection faster, more affordable

Technology developed by CFANS Prof. Abbas and team offers a simple, affordable diagnostic test for oak wilt detection. 

How Trump’s ‘America first’ trade policy is reshaping N.H.’s lumber industry

How Trump’s ‘America first’ trade policy is reshaping N.H.’s lumber industry

President Donald Trump was elected last year with a promise to put America first: to renegotiate or possibly scrap trade deals he argues aren’t benefiting the United States.

Weyerhaeuser pulls out of joint venture 

Weyerhaeuser pulls out of joint venture 

Weyerhaeuser Co., Seattle, Wa., has sold back its 21% ownership interest in the Twin Creeks Timber, LLC joint venture for $107.5 million and will sell 100,000 acres of Southern timberlands to Twin Creeks for $202.5 million.

Lofty lumber prices could rise even more after Canada mill fire

Lofty lumber prices could rise even more after Canada mill fire

Lumber prices that have soared amid a Canada-U.S. trade dispute could rise even higher after a fire at a British Columbia sawmill cuts supplies.

Can California utilities make customers pay wildfire costs? Regulators delay decision

Can California utilities make customers pay wildfire costs? Regulators delay decision

California regulators have delayed — again — a closely watched vote on whether electric utility companies can make their customers pay some of the costs of wildfires sparked by their equipment.