Lumber & panel prices trend down, pulp continues to move up

The Tree Frog Forestry News
May 6, 2024
Category: Today's Takeaway

ERA’s Kevin Mason opines on lumber’s dire month, OSB’s run, and pulp’s upward trend. In related news: the DIY slowdown adds to lumber’s woes; the latest on Roseburg’s mill upgrades; Q1 reports by BlueLinx and Taiga Building Products; and Drax looks to build two new wood pellet plants in California.

In other news: firefighter health and wellbeing updates by the US Dept of Agriculture and BC’s Wildfire Service; how Canada is preparing for the wildfire season; the US Forest Service released new data from its Climate Action Tracker; Oregon employs AI to study the marbled murrelet; and how the US Endangered Species Act can obstruct forest management.

Finally, the multimillion-dollar fight over Washington state’s cap-and-invest program.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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