Lumber Prices Continue to Break Records, What Should the Supply Chain Expect
Recent market conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and fluctuations in demand have caused lumber prices to soar. We’ve collected the most recent analysis on this issue below from forestry supply chain experts to help you make decisions about your forestry investments.
BUILDER ONLINE: Softwood Lumber Prices Experience Largest Four-Month Increase in 70 years →
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Lumber Poised to Fall With Autumn’s Approach →
FORISK CONSULTING: Lumber Prices versus Timber Prices →
FOREST2MARKET: Despite Record Lumber Prices, Southern Timber Prices Plummeted During Lockdown →
GFA Member Alex Singleton Featured in Papermakers Documentary
GFA member Alex Singleton, Fiber Supply Specialist for International Paper in Port Wentworth, GA, was recently featured in a new documentary published by the Paper & Packaging Board.
The new film “Paper Makers” tells the story of the modern day paper industry through the eyes of the workers who cultivate sustainable forests, apply technologies that nurture and protect them for years to come, and help create nature-based sustainable products — all in one of America’s oldest natural industries.
Learn More and Watch the Film →
State Forestry Commission Seeking Applications for New Director
The Georgia Forestry Commission has a rare opportunity for an individual to lead the agency as it takes on the challenges of a flourishing resource in changing times. While honoring its roots in protection from wildfire and sound land management for wood production and economic return, the GFC is seeking a visionary Director who personifies the mission: to provide leadership, service, and education in the protection and conservation of Georgia’s natural resources.
The Director of the Georgia Forestry Commission holds a myriad of critical responsibilities that directly impact millions of people and one amazing natural resource. Does that describe someone you know? Does that describe you?
Learn more at www.gatrees.org.
GFA Members Weyerhaeuser, International Paper Release Ambitious Sustainability Strategies
Both Weyerhaeuser and International Paper recently released ambitious separate sustainability strategies, setting specific goals for 2030. Both strategies highlight the importance of utilizing forests and forest products as a solution to thriving communities and a sustainable future.
Weyerhaeuser 3 by 30 Initiative →
International Paper Vision 2030 →
More Forestry News
- Fast Company: Mass timber is the future of architecture. But can it survive a world on fire?
- China’s softwood lumber imports increased by 42% in 2Q
- GreenBiz: Our Best Climate Solution is Circular
- Klausner Lumber Acquired in Auction for $61 Million
- Clemson study: Prescribed fire doesn’t hinder forests from producing clean water
Upcoming Forestry Events
- September 30
Georgia Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting
- September 21 – 24
ABAC Classic Golf Tournament
- October 1
Woman Landowner Workshop – Intro to Forest Management
- October 2
UGA Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Parker Memorial Golf Tournament
- November 6
Coastal Pines Technical College Logger/Forester Continuing Education Classes
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