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Low Lumber, Pricey Polls: Logs and Non-timber Forest Products – Prices & Trends

• January 31, 2019

By Lauren Grand, OSU Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Agent, Lane County None of the mills are too excited about purchasing a lot of logs with lumber prices staying low, but the good news is most of you are on dirt roads and can do a little more waiting to see if prices bounce back […]


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 and Non-timber forest products – Prices & Trends

• January 29, 2018

By Lauren Grand, OSU Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Agent, Lane County For those of you who may have sold logs or timber the past year, must be smiling all the way to the bank. Actually, the past couple years have been awfully good with Douglas-fir prices as good as they’ve been in a long […]


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 […]