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Using Madison’s Lumber Prices on SilvaStat360: Step-by-Step instructions

Using Madison’s Lumber Prices on SilvaStat360: Step-by-Step instructions

Here are step-by-step instructions how to use Madison’s Lumber Prices on SilvaStat360 via Forest2Market , with screen captures of the actual tool: DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS 2-PG PDF: SS360 Madisons Tutorial Click this link to access your login https://silvastat360.forest2market.com/auth/signin?from_page=/ Click on “Madison’s Lumber Reporter” at the left on your landing page: Click on “View” at the top right menu to see the list of functions available: On the left are filters you can use to save specific commodities for future viewing: If…

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North America Lumber and Panel Prices Settle Back to Normal Territory

North America Lumber and Panel Prices Settle Back to Normal Territory

While still high compared to recent years, US and Canadian lumber prices this week started to approach what could be considered normal territory . Inventories in the field remain lean, however sawmills have managed to get wood ordered in 2Q out to their customers and are now able to assess the assets in their own yards. Current Softwood Lumber Prices Compared to Recent and Historical Highs Recent mayhem in the lumber market, especially with prices, is starting to abate. Manufacturers…

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Canada Sawmills: April 2018

Canada Sawmills: April 2018

Lumber production in Canada rose +0.5% from March to 5,925 thousand cubic metres of lumber in April, said Statistics Canada Wednesday. Production was +2.5% higher than in April 2017. Sawmills shipped 5,807 thousand cubic metres of lumber in April, up +7.7% from March but -1.4% lower than in April 2017.

Canadian Softwood Lumber Sales to Domestic Markets and to Non-US Export Markets

Canadian Softwood Lumber Sales to Domestic Markets and to Non-US Export Markets

Recent tariffs, counter-tariffs, retaliatory-tariffs, and other major trade issues have people concerned. Softwood lumber is no different. In an effort to shine some light on what has been happening in this new fast-changing world of forestry we are now in, Madison’s produced a report in 1Q explaining a few things. Particularly the question of : Is there a Canadian price for lumber (excluding duty)? This is a very difficult question to answer properly. Madison’s approach was to look at recent…

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British Columbia Coastal Log Prices: May 2018

British Columbia Coastal Log Prices: May 2018

Your weekly North American softwood lumber and panel price guide, Madison’s Lumber Reporter, is delighted to announce a brand-new data set to help keep the Canadian and US forest products industry informed and up-to-date on the latest data and market information. DON’T MISS OUT, ORDER TODAY! British Columbia Coastal Log Prices, Monthly: 2013 to May 2018 (sample issue: March 2018) The information tool for your forest management and investment planning decisions. Our *new* monthly log price report is tailored to…

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British Columbia Post-2017 Wildfire Update

British Columbia Post-2017 Wildfire Update

Further to our story last week https://madisonsreport.com/2018/05/24/british-columbia-log-and-timber-supply-update/ which detailed the latest data of timber loss for British Columbia following the terrible wildfires of 2017, this week Madison’s talked to wildfire ecologist Robert Gray for what turned out to be a rather gruesome update. Right now wildfire fighters in BC are battling a large numbers of forest fires, these almost entirely set by human activity. Northwest North America Post-Wildfire (Lack of) Strategy Readers will remember from last week’s issue, Albert Nussbaum…

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Streptomyces Bacteria to Break Down Cellulose

Streptomyces Bacteria to Break Down Cellulose

Some very exciting breakthroughs have been made recently in using fungii and sugars to break through tough wood cellulose cell walls and access the abundant energy inside to make various types of fuel. New research carried out on a specific group of bacteria known as Streptomyces shows how certain bacterial strains developed improved abilities to breakdown cellulose, according to AZO Clean Tech June 10. This research also highlights more effective methods by which we could imitate those capabilities to generate…

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Major Advancements in Cellulostic Biofuel

Major Advancements in Cellulostic Biofuel

Some very exciting breakthroughs have been made recently in using fungii and sugars to break through tough wood cellulose cell walls and access the abundant energy inside to make various types of fuel. Producing fuels from plants and other renewable sources requires breaking down the chemical cellulose, which traditionally has required the same amount of energy as is released when the cellulose cell walls are broken. Scientists recently found a major candidate to drive, or catalyze, this stubborn chemical is…

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China, Wildfires

China, Wildfires

Further to this week’s feature story in your Madison’s Lumber Reporter, China has mobilized nearly 3,000 people to quench two raging forest fires in the country’s southwest and north, said Xinhua Friday. Authorities in the southwestern Yunnan Province have mobilized 1,720 people and two helicopters to put out a forest blaze in Dali City. The fire broke out on Tuesday and was almost put out on Wednesday, but resurged and has swept an area of 50 hectares. It was effectively…

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Canada’s Forest Inventory

Canada’s Forest Inventory

On February 11, 2013 NASA launched the Landsat 8 Earth-observing satellite, and 100 days later transferred operational control to the US Geological Survey. Landsat 8 is beaming 400 photos back to Earth per day, having reached its final altitude of 438 miles (705 kilometres) in April. Enhanced Landsat 8 data have quickly found their way into a wide range of operational applications, including forest health monitoring by the US Forest Service, burn severity mapping by the USGS, NASA and the…

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