In Reply to: Re: Walnut tree sales posted by Dave Smith on May 06, 2020 at 07:13:38:
Two years ago Canada was having their own environmental problems and stopped harvesting timber. The companies all came south and the timber prices were up 25%.
Last year was a decent year to harvest and this year not so good.
I cannot speak to Oregon "Cap and Trade", "Carbon Footprint" or the mills scheduled to close this year. I can say, the price is likely to drop again. Housing starts might bring it up again but that is a shot in the dark in light of the current regime at the state capitol.
Don't know of any mills around Tualatin and Stimson out at Hagg lake is also scheduled to close due to flooding out the valley to make a larger lake.
Be glad you don't have to replant at 200 trees per acre.
Figuring a 30% loss of trees means that you replant 300 per acre to keep your forest deferral tax rate. Then if all the trees survive you get to do a thinning operation after a few years.
Hope the boys and girls at city hall don't get concerned about missing timber along the river bank.