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It was good while it lasted.

• November 8, 2018

By Lauren Grand, OSU Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Agent – Lane County Usually I get to say that I have good news and bad news for you, but today I only have the unpleasant. Our two years on the cloud 9 of Douglas-fir prices are culminating in a free-fall ride back to earth. The […]


What’s the buzz on poles?

• August 15, 2018

By Lauren Grand, OSU Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Agent – Lane County For those of you who’ve been following the logs market for a while know that the last 2 years have been somewhat out of the ordinary. Log prices have mostly been on the rise since March 2016, but we all knew it […]


In Anticipation of Fire Season

• June 8, 2018

By Lauren Grand, OSU Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Agent, Lane County Well, I’ve got good news and I have bad news. Let’s get the bad out of the way.  Doug-fir log values have finally started to level off and dip a bit since there high reign over the last year and a half. The […]


Logs Prices and Trends – August 2017

• August 15, 2017

By Lauren Grand, OSU Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Agent – Lane County Well this is my first log prices and trends report of hopefully many. In our last newsletter Treeman reported: “the spring report is my favorite because of the old “hope springs eternal:” this is the year we’re gonna make-it. This will be […]


Log Prices & Trends – May 2017

• May 15, 2017

By Steve Bowers, OSU Extension – Timber Harvesting Specialist The spring “Log Prices & Trends” has always been my favorite report. It’s the old “hope springs eternal” thing: this is the year we’re gonna make-it. This will be the summer when prices are at their zenith versus nadir … come-on-baby let the good times roll! […]


Log Prices & Trends – February 2017

• February 15, 2017

By Steve Bowers, OSU Extension – Timber Harvesting Specialist Last time we spoke, it was raining cats & dogs. This time we’re coming out of the 2017 Ice Age. And you might be thinking to yourself, “Man-o-man, with all this inclement weather, I bet log prices are really doing their thing.” Well, they are doing […]


Log Prices & Trends – November 2016

• November 15, 2016

By Steve Bowers, OSU Extension – Timber Harvesting Specialist Holy raindrops, Batman! All the talk about drought these past couple years and we have a record rainfall in October. That would be a good news/bad news scenario. The good news is it caused the local mills to scramble for wood in what is typically a […]


Lane County Log Prices and Trends Summer 2016

• August 15, 2016

By Steve Bowers, OSU Extension – Timber Harvesting Specialist Well, look whose back: the Lane County forestry agent. But this one is a new, improved version of the former occupant. Things are looking up: a thinly veiled, pusillanimous effort at some sort of transition into log prices. We’re glad you ask. The past couple years […]