What to do?

Don Staples 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
park.
> 
> -- Larry

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