Catastrophic Floods Drive Lumber Prices Higher

The Tree Frog Forestry News
November 22, 2021
Category: Today's Takeaway

Flooding in BC and Washington have supply chains in disarray, skewing lumber prices higher. In related news: critics says climate change and over-cutting are key drivers of physical chaos; and BC’s old-growth deferrals hit industry hard, put BC cedar mills at risk. Elsewhere: builders say Biden’s policies are exacerbating the housing crisis; the US infrastructure bill has relief for overworked firefighters; US builders can’t keep up; and single-family home size trends higher.

In other news: Stella-Jones completes purchase of Cahaba Pressure; Michael Green says mass timber is the right material for now; and Finland and Sweden seek to block EU rules over biomass. 

Finally, a reminder that this is moving week for the Tree Frog headquarters. The News will still be updated and available daily on our website, but tomorrow and Wednesday you will not see this blurb or our daily email reminder. Thanks for your understanding.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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