State-Wide Timber Prices Continue to Drop for Major Products During Second Quarter of 2017.
North Carolina stumpage prices continue to drop. Sawtimber stumpage prices were down for both pine and hardwood species ranging from 6-11%. The biggest drop occurred in mixed-hardwoods with prices down almost 11%, followed by oak sawtimber dropping almost 7% from the previous quarter. Pine chip-n-saw dropped almost 3% from the previous quarter. Hardwood pulpwood is down just over 3% from the previous quarter. The only product with an increase in price this quarter is pine pulpwood. Pine pulpwood prices increased almost 4% from the previous quarter and are higher than the previous year. To check out the fourth quarter prices for North Carolina standing timber visit https://forestry.ces.ncsu.edu/forestry-price-data/