Wisconsin red pine prices trend lower in pulpwood as sawtimber markets recover

The latest pricing data shows red pine has continued to see decreases in pulpwood prices despite the discovery of new uses for the wood in some parts of the state.

The latest pricing data shows red pine, a prominent species across Wisconsin’s privately-owned forests, has continued to see decreases in pulpwood prices despite the discovery of new uses for the wood in some parts of the state.

The weighted average of red pine pulpwood has dropped from a high of over $55 per cord in 2014 to $44 per cord with the latest 2017 data, according to Forest Data Network’s pricing information. That represents a 25% drop.

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