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Suppliers scramble to meet 'significant demand' for wood


October 14, 2020

A LOG TRUCK rolls through Sweet Home Monday with a load bound for the mill.

Anyone working with wood right now knows it's a hot market for lumber.

Plywood has more than doubled in price from where it was six months ago, as have products like graded panels.

The situation stems from a number of complex factors, from hurricanes in the south to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to industry experts.

As the rains return, and logging picks up in local forests, demand is as high as it's ever been, said Cascade Timber Consulting President Milt Moran.

"We're seeing significant demand for logs," he said. "We are able to move just as much wood as we can at the moment, thanks t...

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