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- July 8, 2016 at 9:26 pm #89198Brad JohnsonParticipant
Is anyone else struggling with low log and firewood prices? Things are pretty bad here right now, and I have parked my horses for the short term. I have one job that I do not have to pay any stumpage but other than that I am treading water at the moment. On the bright side, I am playing general contractor on a house project, so plenty to do. How are prices looking for others?
-BradJuly 9, 2016 at 8:02 am #89200Rick AlgerParticipant
Yes, things are tight here too.August 4, 2016 at 3:25 pm #89261BaystatetomParticipant
Red Oak took another dip a couple weeks ago, sure doesn’t help anything that’s for sure! So far as I know softwood and birches and red maple are strong. Prime red maple is actually worth more then Oak right now.
At least here in Mass we had a really hard winter in 2014 and a lot of folks ran out of firewood so in 2015 they bought an extra cord, then we had the easiest winter in memory. I would have to imagine firewood is going to be slow and cheap this fall.
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