Market Update - October/November 2016
- Overall, both spruce mills - Stratton Lumber & Fontaine Inc have a decent inventory of logs to saw
- Pulpwood & biomass markets continue to be challenging for the logging contractors and most landowners throughout New England
- With such a dry summer/fall, logging conditions have been very good resulting in a lot of wood being cut. Most sawmills in New England & Quebec (both hardwood & softwood) have pretty strong inventories going into the cooler weather season. Who knows; maybe fall rains and hunting seasons will start to take effect with logging production and in turn reduce the mill's inventories?
Here's a view out Allan's office window. Some fall foliage and rough, green lumber ready to go into Stratton Lumber's kilns.