Numlock News: April 22, 2021 • Tonnes, Germi…

By Walt Hickey Timber If you are not currently very aggravated about the sky-high price of lumber, you probably know someone who is — text a parent or a hobbyist friend or something. The price of lumber is up 85 percent in 2021 and hit $1,326.70 per 1,000 board feet on Monday. This is almost entirely to the benefit of sawmills, because the trees that are turned into lumber are incredibly cheap right now. On March 31, Louisiana pine sawtimber was going to $22.75 per short ton, the lowest since 2011. The

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