Log Prices in North Idaho and the Inland Northwest

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Inland Northwest Log Prices

SpeciesApril 2018December 2017October 2017September 2017June 2017
Douglas-Fir/Western Larch$445-$530/MBF$400-$470/ MBF$400-$470/ MBF$400- $470/MBF$400-$450/MBF
Grand Fir/Western Hemlock$410- $520$400-$450$400-$450$400- $450$390-$430
Ponderosa Pine$350 (6-7")- $395 (12"+)$325 (6-7")- $370 (12"+)$330 (6-7")- $370 (12"+)$330 (6-7")-$370 (12"+)$370(6-7)- $380 (12+)
Lodgepole Pine$380- $520$375- $450$375- $450$375- $450$375-$420
Western White Pine$390- $420$390- $420$390- $420$390- $420$390- $420
Western Redcedar$1,000- $1,300$1,050-$1,250$1,100- $1,300$1,100- $1,300$1,050- $1,500
Cedar Poles**$1,600**$1,600**$1,600**$1,600**$1,600*
Tonwood$50/ton +/-$50/ton +/-$50/ton+/-$50/ton +/-$50/ton +/-
Pulp$28- $40/ton$25- $40/ton$28-$40/ton$28- $40/ton$24- $36/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 8, 2018.

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.