Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation – Increased Compliance

AHEC has recently been made aware that the Australian Department of Agriculture has significantly ramped up its compliance activity with respect to the AUSILPAR. They are taking a tougher stance on requiring importers to gather information on where their imported wood is harvested. In an April 2023 update on illegal logging reforms, they set out […]

Madison’s Lumber Prices Index: July 28, 2023

The Madison’s Lumber Prices Index for the week ending July 28, 2023 is: US$496 mfbm The Madison’s Lumber Prices Index for the week ending July 28, 2023 is: US$496 mfbmThis is down by -0.4%, or -$2, from the previous week when it was US$498. For information regarding the construction of this Index (species mix, weighed […] The post Madison’s Lumber Prices Index: July 28, 2023 first appeared on Madison’s Lumber Reporter.

European lumber exports have emerged as the success story of 2023 thus far

A record pace in European softwood lumber exports to the US through…

Estonia: Two sawmill closures create uncertainty for the timber industry

The drawn-out discussion around forest management is creating uncertainty in the Estonian…

N. America: Strong demand results in price rebounds for many lumber items

While the lumber outlook in North America was bearish a few months…

Timber prices surge in Finland amid strong demand

In June, standing sales of timber in Finland saw significant price increases.…

Bronson Shonk

Bronson Shonk passed away on June 28, 2023, supported by his loving family. Bronson began his career in the lumber industry by completing a Masters of Science in Forestry from the University of New Hampshire in 1973. From there, he attended the NHLA Lumber Inspection school where he graduated from the 63rd class in December […]

BPWood Ltd. “Innovating At The Speed Of Business”

“Wood is good! And the market is hungry!” ~ Paul Bouchard, founder, BPWood A hands-on strategy has earned BPWood, located in Penticton, BC, the moniker “the Nimble Innovators™.” Founded in 2000, BPWood was the brainchild of Paul Bouchard, the result of his vision to cultivate high scale specialty wood supply chains, independent of the commodity […]

Global Buyers Mission Celebrates 20th AnniversaryIn Whistler

The 20th Annual Global Buyers Mission will be held live in Whistler, BC, from September 7th to 9th, 2023.The Softwood Forest Products Buyer has been actively participating in and reporting on this world class event that takes place in Whistler, BC every September. Of course, now that Covid traveling and meeting restrictions have been lifted, […]

Approximately 100 Gather In Birmingham For NAWLA Regional

At the recent North American Wholesale Lumber Association’s regional meeting in Birmingham, AL, that was held at the Avondale, Brewing Co., there were just under 100 individuals that attended this event on a Wednesday evening. At the meeting there was a cocktail party, and part of the time a two-man band entertained the attendees. Later, […]