News Focused on the Wood Market

Chakte-kok has a fleeting brilliance; color changes rapidly

Tuesday, 26 January 2010 13:22

Chakte-kok is one of only several wood species in the world that exhibits a brilliant fiery-red color. Unfortunately, once chakte-kok oxidizes, it quickly turns to a dull shade of brown.

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English sycamore sought for its figure

Monday, 21 December 2009 18:39

20_english_01Wood and veneer dealers also purchase the high-quality logs for musical-grade material because of its unique light color

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Poplar sales are a hopeful economic sign

Monday, 21 December 2009 00:00

20_poplar_01_thSeen as a "utility wood," sales have been increasing around the country for this secondary and paint-grade product

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Soft maple gives hope to wood dealers

Tuesday, 24 November 2009 00:00

22_soft_mapleDomestic wood dealers have a wait-and-see attitude when it comes to forecasting how wood markets will perform in 2010. The majority of suppliers agree that wood markets have bottomed out and may actually be slightly on the rise. But any mention of a substantial rally taking place was greeted cautiously by even the most optimistic of dealers. One bright spot - or maybe just a glimmer - is the soft maple market. The lumber retails on average up to $1.50/bf less than hard maple and dealers report fair-to-good sales.

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Healthy supply of butternut is dwindling

Monday, 23 November 2009 19:18

The future of butternut's health remains bleak as the butternut canker disease continues to spread through its growing range. It appears that butternut's fate may be the same as the elm, which was devastated by Dutch elm disease, and chestnut, the victim of chestnut blight.

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