What’s wrong with the timber supply chain?

For over 20 years, the timber industry’s security standards have depended on a redundant paper-trail, the burden of which has largely been borne by loggers and their administrators. Due to the amount of data required to maintain some level of chain of custody a huge administrative bottleneck exists across the industry with no real solution … Read more…

Regional Timber Prices Updated – Q1 2018

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Get the most recent regional timber prices for Q1 2018.   We’ve updated the way we present timber prices to better reflect the differences in local and regional timber prices. First by state and then by local regions within that state. If local prices aren’t presented, assume that state’s timber prices are more homogeneous. Timber … Read more…

Revisited: The Complete Guide to Selling Timber

5 years ago, we posted a 4 part series titled “The Complete Guide to Selling Timber.” The guide walked landowners and prospective timber sellers through the ins and outs of selling timber, in hopes that we could shed light on the process and some of the finer points. The guide covered important topics in depth, … Read more…

Universal Forest Products opening new facility in South Carolina

The wood and wood-related products manufacturer will create approximately 120 jobs at its new plant in Orangeburg County, SC over the next several years. Universal Forest Products will invest $6.1 million to open a new manufacturing facility in Orangeburg County, SC. Operating as UFP Cameron, LLC, the provider of wood and wood-related products is projected … Read more…

Georgia-Pacific Building Larger Mill in Georgia

Georgia‐Pacific, Atlanta, Ga., will build a new softwood lumber production facility next to its existing lumber mill in Warren County, Ga. Construction of the $135-million, 340,000‐sq. ft. plant is scheduled to begin in the summer, with an anticipated startup in spring 2019. G-P’s adjacent sawmill, built in the 1970s, will continue full operations until the … Read more…

Friday Five: Forestry News for March 30, 2018

Friday Five is our weekly recap of timber and forestry news, and things we think are cool or interesting. Here are your top stories: Universal Forest Products to acquire Georgia-based packaging products company mibiz.com Arkansas Aims to Slow Spread of Beetle That Kills Ash Trees usnews.com Dozens of ancient villages discovered in ‘uninhabited’ Amazon rain … Read more…

Friday Five: Forestry News for March 23, 2018

Friday Five is our weekly recap of timber and forestry news, and things we think are cool or interesting. Here are your top stories: Villegas: Georgia’s working forestry industry benefits both rural and metro Georgia onlineathens.com Washington State is embracing mass timber construction archpaper.com Skeletal Remains Found By New Jersey Forest Fire Workers philadelphia.cbslocal.com ‘Drone … Read more…

Georgia’s Working Forestry Industry Benefits “Both Georgias” – A model to consider in pursuing rural economic development

Georgia’s Working Forestry Industry Benefits “Both Georgias” A model to consider in pursuing rural economic development By: Andres Villegas, President and CEO, Georgia Forestry Association Attracting new corporate headquarters to Georgia draws lots of attention – deservedly so. Announcements of business expansions are similarly celebrated – again, as they should be. And the idea of … Read more…

Friday Five: Forestry News for March 16, 2018

Friday Five is our weekly recap of timber and forestry news, and things we think are cool or interesting. Here are your top stories: Nanowood is a cheap, green alternative to harmful styrofoam slashgear.com Lawsuit saying Home Depot tricks buyers of 4X4 lumber is deep-sixed reuters.com Trees at Myrtle Hill, more than 40 different species, … Read more…