RALEIGH — North Carolina stumpage prices continue to drop. Sawtimber stumpage prices were down for both pine and hardwood species ranging from 6-11%. The biggest drop occurred in mixed-hardwoods with prices down almost 11%, followed by oak sawtimber dropping almost 7% from the previous quarter. Pine chip-n-saw dropped almost 3% from the previous quarter. Hardwood pulpwood is down just over 3% from the previous quarter. The only product with an increase in price this quarter is pine pulpwood. Pine pulpwood prices increased almost 4% from the previous quarter and are higher than the previous year. To check out the fourth quarter prices for North Carolina standing timber visit https://forestry.ces.ncsu.edu/forestry-price-data/
— Dr. Robert Bardon
Associate Dean of Extension, Department Extension Leader & Professor
Forestry & Environmental Resources – NC State University
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