What to do?
dstaples at livingston.net
Tue Aug 25 14:38:51 EST 1998
Larry Caldwell wrote:
> In article <1998082503124901.XAA09654 at ladder01.news.aol.com>,
> bobndwoods at aol.com says...
> > That is $20 to $30 per cord. Roughly $54 to $80 per ton on the local market.
> > Twelve year old pine pulpwood is only possible on the best of sites under
> > intensive management. But, it is possible.
> Now that is weird. I get shocked at the prices you poor suckers get for
> stumpage, since here in the PNW we get 2 to 3 times as much for saw logs.
> Then you turn around and tell me that your pulp wood prices are 2 to 3
> times what we get here in the PNW.
> Here in timber country, $30 a ton for pulp logs is considered a very good
> price. Everybody leaps into thinning and stand conversion when prices
> get that high.
> I guess the moral is that you should grow for local markets.
Numbers are screwed up in some of this. In Texas, at the moment, pulp
going for $12 to $17 per cord, $30 to $40 per ton on chip and saw, and
$45 to $75 on saw logs. Prices vary a bunch right now,but thats ball
> -- Larry
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