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I read an article about this time last year that said the price of roadside and standing timber had risen

up to 20% on previous years, has anyone noticed a significant rise.

For instance, what prices are you paying now for Oak, Ash, Beech or Elm compared to say 3 years ago.

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6 hours ago, Big J said:

I don't know about hardwoods, but softwood is presently about 20% down on October.

That's interesting as I'm about to buy another load of Larch, hopefully I'll get a better deal then last year.

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1 hour ago, Forest2Furniture said:

That"s interesting as I'm about to buy another load of Larch, hopefully I'll get a better deal then last year.

quite a shortage of larch at the moment, white saw logs where at about £90 tonne roadside back in june/july last year then took a dive since then and back down to high 60s low 70s redwood logs we havent done any for a while but get asked for them regularly so i would say there is a shortage which will hold the price up, we are about to drop some oak,s that are 30-36" dbh going from us in 36ft lenghs all defect free and gun barrel straight i dernt say what price they are but all sold to the the same guy,

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23 hours ago, Forest2Furniture said:

I read an article about this time last year that said the price of roadside and standing timber had risen

up to 20% on previous years, has anyone noticed a significant rise.

For instance, what prices are you paying now for Oak, Ash, Beech or Elm compared to say 3 years ago.

I went to the FC hardwood auction in November and can tell you that non Oak hardwood went from around £60 to £90 per cubic metre.  Oak went from about £80 to £315 per cube.

 

I would say Oak has gone up a lot in recent years (well top quality Oak anyway) but other hardwoods not really.  

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1 hour ago, Squaredy said:

I went to the FC hardwood auction in November and can tell you that non Oak hardwood went from around £60 to £90 per cubic metre.  Oak went from about £80 to £315 per cube.

 

I would say Oak has gone up a lot in recent years (well top quality Oak anyway) but other hardwoods not really.  

top quality Oak saw logs have gone up a lot and as for spiecalised oak logs they have gone through the roof, Beech will be around the £70-80 Ash i would say has come down as there is a lot about £60 ish ,Elm every one wants it and there is very little about so priced accordingly,

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top quality Oak saw logs have gone up a lot and as for spiecalised oak logs they have gone through the roof, Beech will be around the £70-80 Ash i would say has come down as there is a lot about £60 ish ,Elm every one wants it and there is very little about so priced accordingly,

Even though I do grimace at some prices, there's still good money to be made even with the expensive stuff.
The massive price drop of small mills in the last twenty years has helped.
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