Inflation adjusted timber price trends, as of Fall 2018
Oak Veneer and Logs
These charts document stumpage that Two Trees Forestry has sold, with prices adjusted for inflation, since May 1997 in Maine, within the area bounded by US Route 2 to the north, Belfast to the east, and Portland to the south. Several variables contribute to the range that contractors pay during any season including differences in their access to markets, logging costs, volumes harvested and whether we sold them the timber through an auction.
June, 2010: Red Oak rebounding
Fall 2018: Many landowners still waiting to see higher prices
Spring 2017: tight quotas, winter thaws, firewood sales down
Fall 2015: How do we adapt?
October 2014: hardwood prices continue to rise
January 2014 - Landowners earning $250 /MBF stumpage for hardwood mats
September, 2012: Instability in the market
June, 2009: Wood markets likely to stabilize after tumultuous winter
June, 2008: Huge spike in pulpwood prices
October, 2007: An up and down market