Log Prices in North Idaho and the Inland Northwest

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Inland Northwest Log Prices

SpeciesAugust 2022June 2022March 2022December 2021October 2021
Douglas-Fir/Western Larch$450-$555/MBF$450-$555/MBF$450 - $525/MBF$415-$525/Mbf$415-$525/MBF
Grand Fir/Western Hemlock$440-$525$440-$490$440 - $490$420-$480$420-$490
Ponderosa Pine$350 (6-7") - $450 (8"+)$275 (6-7") - $475 (8"+)$350 (6-7) - $475 (8+)$330 (6-7") - $450 (12"+)$380 (6-7") - $420 (12"+)
Lodgepole Pine$450-$500$420-$490$420 - $500$400-$500$420-$500
Western White Pine$390-$440$390-$475$390 - $475$390-$450$350-$425
Western Redcedar$1,100-$1,350$1,200-$1,700$1,200 - $1,650$1,500-$1,600$1,100-$1,700
Cedar Poles**$2,200**$2,200**$2,200**$2,300**$2,200*
Tonwood$50/ton +/-$50/ton +/-$50/ton +/-$50/ton +/-$50//ton +/-
Pulp$27-45/ton$27-45/ton +/-$25/ton +/-$20-$25/ton$20-$25/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 August 17, 2022.

About Current Log Prices

Log buyers continue to be nervous about a lumber demand slow down and lumber prices for certain species, particularly cedar, have fallen significantly over the last few months. On the other hand, low log inventories at some mills are driving the market, and maintaining or increasing prices for select species. Log prices are not expected to change substantially over the next few months.

Mike Wolcott, ACF, Certified Forester

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

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