High Lumber Prices Keeping Forestry Sector Strong – for Now

Interior communities dependent on the forestry sector continue to benefit from the high price of Canadian lumber.

Associate Professor Harry Nelson with UBC’s Faculty of Forestry notes we’ve seen record prices in the last three months.

“And even now prices at $560 (US dollars) a thousand board feet are exceptional. And that has – pardon the pun – trumped any kind of tariffs.”