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Log Prices in North Idaho and the Inland Northwest

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 February 5, 2024

Species Feb 2024 Dec 2023 Oct 2023 Aug 2023 June 2023 Feb 2023
Douglas-Fir/Western Larch
$430-$575/MBF
$430-$575/MBF
$430-$650/MBF
$430-$650/MBF
$415-$540/MBF
$450 - $555/MBF
Grand Fir/Western Hemlock
$380-$520
$380-$520
$440-$550
$440-$550
$420-$525
$420-$525
Ponderosa Pine
$325 (6-7") - $410 (8"+)
$375 (6-7") - $410 (8"+)
$375 (6-7") - $415 (8"+)
$450 (6-7") - $530 (8"+)
$330 (6-7") - $430 (8"+)
$350 (6-7") - $450 (8"+)
Lodgepole Pine
$420-$515
$420-$515
$420-$560
$420-$560
$420-$560
$450-$500
Western White Pine
$350-$450
$350-$515
$390-$415
$390-$415
$350-$415
$390-$440
Western Redcedar
$900-$1,120
$950-$1,275
$950-$1,100
$1,100-$1,050
$1,000-$1,200
$1,200 - $1,700
Cedar Poles*
*$2,000*
*$1,900*
*$1,900*
*$2,200*
*$2,200*
*$2,200*
Tonwood
$55/ton +/-
$55/ton +/-
$60/ton +/-
$55/ton +/-
$50/ton +/-
$50/ton +/-
Pulp
$18-$30/ton +/-
$18-$32/ton +/-
$35-$50/ton +/-
$35-$55/ton +/-
$20-$30/ton
$27-$45/ton +/-

About Current Log Prices

There is a general lack of enthusiasm from log buyers regarding prices at the present time.  Of course, few logs are currently flowing into log yards due to spring break-up conditions, but it appears unlikely that prices will significantly increase as roads open up for hauling.  The wild card this time of year is how long log hauling will be restricted.  If that situation drags on for an extended period, then mills will be more anxious to replenish depleted log inventories and raise prices.

Mike Wolcott, ACF, Certified Forester

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