There were no differences in price trends for any of the softwood sawtimber
species between the two periods.
Ray Dillon, president and CEO, said the quarterly decline resulted primarily from lower pine sawtimber
harvest volumes and an increase in general and administrative expenses that were partially offset by the sale of a 4.
There is still a large amount of lower-grade material in the region's forests, but the amount of sawtimber
qualifying as log grade II or better is much greater now.
The decrease is due mainly to a reduced pine sawtimber
harvest volume sold at a lower average per-ton sales price, combined with the sales of fewer acres of non-strategic hardwood bottomland.
Tenders are invited for sale the following fsc certified sawtimber
and pulpwood stumpage on 90 acres.
Prices for five major timber products, including pine sawtimber
, hardwood sawtimber
, pine pulpwood, hardwood pulpwood, and pine chip-n-saw, for each individual timber region and all regions combined were analyzed in a system by rolling regression and weighted least squares.
The company reduced its pine sawtimber
harvest 31 percent from 256200 tons last year to 178,000 tons.
The objective was to practice even-age management (all trees in a stand the same age) for sawtimber
production and regeneration.
The Company's core Woodlands and Mills segments' assets continue to perform well, even with near-record low prices for pine sawtimber
and finished lumber.
Tenders are invited for sale of an estimated volume of 477 ccf of douglas-fir and other coniferous species sawtimber
, and466 ccf of ponderosa pine sawtimber
marked or otherwise designated for cutting.
During the course of the field studies, five product separations were observed: (1) tree-length pine pulpwood, minimum 20-foot length to a 3-inch top diameter; (2) tree-length pine super pulpwood, minimum 25 feet to a 5-inch top diameter; (3) tree-length pine chip-n-saw, minimum 29-foot length to a 6-inch top diameter; (4) tree-length pine sawtimber
, minimum 25 feet to an 8-inch top diameter; and (5) precut pine sawtimber
, minimum 12.
Moreover, they contain nearly 50 percent of all the nation's softwood sawtimber
, which is primarily used for building homes.