What to do?
bobndwoods at aol.com
Tue Aug 25 21:15:49 EST 1998
In article <MPG.104c6cc45b2812c79897b1 at news.teleport.com>, larryc at teleport.com
(Larry Caldwell) writes:
>> That is $20 to $30 per cord. Roughly $54 to $80 per ton on the local
>> 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.
Very good point. Our sawtimber prices probably reflect the fact that a
Southern Yellow Pine is considered sawtimber if it is 14" DBH and has the
grade. I bet your Doug Fir logs are a bit bigger.
BTW - I screwed up the post on pulpwood prices. Pulpwood stumpage is bringing
$20-30 per cord. But, that is only $7.47 - 11.41 per ton for stumpage. Brain
Alabama Registered Forester
~~~> The forest may be quiet, but that doesn't mean all the snakes have left.
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