U.S. Appalachian-region hardwood grade lumber prices increased rapidly in 2021 and 2022 as global economic activity rebounded following the Pandemic. The past two years’ run-up was also fueled by Chinese […]
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For a while now, engineers and scientists have been developing a wood-based product for use in construction projects that would otherwise normally require steel or concrete as the main structural […]
FORECON’s bid sale process continues to not only show that demand for quality hardwood timber remains robust, but that (in our opinion) provides the very best opportunity for forest landowners […]
Many invasive species active within our communities today were introduced to the region decades ago through commercial ventures designed to improve or change some aspect of particular industry. In the […]
Beach leaf disease (BLD)
Worry is spreading among scientists throughout the Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York region. A new disease is killing American beech trees. Beech leaf disease was first spotted […]
US-China Trade/Tariff Update
After a short hiatus we are happy to get back to reporting on hardwood lumber trends within our operating regions of New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The […]
The FORECON office in Titusville, PA has been BUSY. While the office has been growing and taking on new work over the past year and a half, this October brought an especially busy set of days. In mid-October, the entire office pitched in to help mark 2 timber sale projects totaling over 100 acres which included 812,000 board feet! Great Job Titusville!
It is not news that Northeastern forests are experiencing threats from a range of invasive insect and plant species. While the Emerald Ash Borer has received the lion’s share of […]