2015 3rd Quarter
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3rd Quarter 2015 TMR is up and can be accessed by clicking the above link. Dr. Jacobson's comments: Prices are flat and there is hardly any sign of movement. Although the market itself seems to be picking up a little, the strong dollar is slowing the ever important export market. Another key factor is the falling lumber prices which trickle back and impact stumpage prices. Ash timber continues to be liquidated as landowners preempt invasion of the Emerald Ash Borer.
2015 2nd Quarter
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2nd Quarter 2015 TMR is up and can be accessed by clicking the above link. Dr. Jacobson's comments: The operative word this quarter is 'flat'. Prices remain flat on average for the major species. Exports have not increased as was forecast but its seems domestic hardwood lumber demand is picking up somewhat. Please note when reading these prices to take into account the number of samples. Some species in some regions have very few observations, probably skewing prices. Lets try and get more people to report. Spread the word and encourage anyone in the business to go online a report their timber sale prices.