Log Prices in North Idaho and the Inland Northwest


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Inland Northwest Log Prices

SpeciesApril 2017February 2017November 2016September 2016June 2016
Douglas-Fir/Western Larch$375 -$430/MBF$365 -$420/ MBF$ 375 - $ 440 /MBF$380 - $470$390 - $460/MBF
Grand Fir/Western Hemlock$350 -$415$350 -$405$ 350 - $ 405$350 - $455$380 - $450
Ponderosa Pine$325 (6-7) - $370 (12"+)$325 (6-7) - $350 (12"+)$ 325 (6-7)6-7$360 (6-7
Lodgepole Pine$350 -$415$350 -$405$ 350 - $ 405$350 - $445$380 - $450
Western White Pine$390 -$420$390 -$420$ 390 - $ 420$390 - $420$390 - $420
Western Redcedar$850 -$1400$800 -$1,140$ 850 - $ 1,400$850 - $1,400$800 - $1,140
Cedar Poles*$1,600*$1,600*$ 1,600*$1,500 *$1,400*
Tonwood$48/ton$48/ton +/-$ 48 /ton+/-$48/ton +/-$48/ton +/-
Pulp$48/ton+/-$25-$32/Ton$ 24 - $ 32 /ton$25 - $35/ton$28 -$40/Ton

Note that these figures represent prices paid by competitive domestic facilities in the Inland Northwest, and are based on average-sized logs and standard log lengths—usually 16'6" and 33'. MBF = Thousand Boardfeet. *Pole value varies widely depending upon length. Information as of May 18, 2017.

This information is provided by Inland Forest Management, Inc., a forestry consulting company. For additional information, they can be contacted at 208-263-9420, IFM@inlandforest.com or www.inlandforest.com.