Lumber http://nwpr.org en 2013: A Good Year For West Coast Log And Lumber Exports http://nwpr.org/post/2013-good-year-west-coast-log-and-lumber-exports <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lumber and log exports from the West Coast rose about 20 percent last year, with demand peaking in the fourth quarter.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most of the West Coast logs shipped overseas are going to China, although Japan has upped its demand, as well. With limited </span>forestlands<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of their own, these countries rely on the United States’ timber supply.</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:59:15 +0000 Devan Schwartz 41955 at http://nwpr.org 2013: A Good Year For West Coast Log And Lumber Exports Demand For Western Lumber Increases, While Log Supply Is Tight http://nwpr.org/post/demand-western-lumber-increases-while-log-supply-tight <p>Hundreds of sawmill representatives gathered in Portland Monday for a trade association meeting. Thanks to a recovering housing market, the U.S. demand for lumber is increasing. Amelia Templeton of Earthfix has more. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:54:31 +0000 Amelia Templeton 23738 at http://nwpr.org How Creating a Market For Juniper Could Help Oregon’s High Desert http://nwpr.org/post/how-creating-market-juniper-could-help-oregon-s-high-desert <p>You can stroll into any Home Depot in the northwest and walk out with a load of pine, fir, cedar, or maple lumber.</p><p>Ask for juniper, and you’ll probably get a blank look. But that may change. Juniper trees have overpopulated in eastern Oregon, and scientist say they are sucking the high desert dry.</p><p>A group of environmental entrepreneurs thinks the best way to restore the desert is by creating a commercial market for juniper. Amelia Templeton of EarthFix Reports. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:20:23 +0000 Amelia Templeton 18722 at http://nwpr.org How Creating a Market For Juniper Could Help Oregon’s High Desert