Where Amazing Grows…

The new Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) website IS where “amazing grows…” I am following in our Timberlands Manager, Dennis Creel’s footsteps and currently serving on the OFRI Board of Directors. OFRI is state-governed agency, but funded from harvest tax that...

Have you heard about the new SLB?

The new industry-funded Softwood Lumber Board (“SLB”) is set to promote softwood lumber products in outdoor, residential, and non-residential construction. A majority of softwood lumber companies doing business in the U.S. voted to approve the creation of a check-off...

Don’t Touch the Old Growth!

I am seeing some positive signs in the U.S. housing market and am hopeful that demand for lumber will improve over the next few years. Pacific Northwest (PNW) timber availability is concerning me. Despite numerous credible studies showing standing timber inventories...

Looking back. Looking ahead.

As I compose my first blog, I am thinking about the reality of being in this business. Manufacturing is a tough business to be in. Our competitors are fierce. Our high profile resource is TREES. Our customers build and remodel homes. And last, but by far not least,...