The commodity plywood markets have shown a bit more strength in the past two weeks. Back to back weeks of over-production sales has been encouraging, after a mostly dismal first half of the year, both in volume … Read More
The June 27, 2019 “Timber Unity” rally against HB2020 at Oregon’s Capitol was an astonishing, spontaneous event. The Senate President had declared the Carbon Cap and Trade bill dead, so I assumed that would negate the need … Read More
This last summer, as many of you were driving through the Willamette Valley on your way to summer vacations, you may have noticed that there are significant numbers of standing dead trees along the roads and scattered … Read More
The APA has just issued Product Advisory SP-1185 title,“Imported Plywood Panels from Brazil Evaluated for Conformance to US Product Standard PS 1-09 Requirements.” Testing conducted by the APA indicates that Brazilian plywood panels stamped as structural panels … Read More
Forest management is an important discussion that is long overdue. Rob Freres, Executive Vice President of Freres Lumber Company adds his comment to the on-going discussion affecting current legislative actions.