Whilst wandering around the internet I came across some more Australian salvage timber prices that are completely outrageous!
Once again this is farm salvage macrocarpa cypress.
But these prices are beyond ridiculous.
These prices are total destructive of farm forestry and the greater forest industry.
“Structural” grade macrocarpa timber for $800 per cubic metre???
Even the seriously large sizes are the same cheap price.
These prices are for lengths up to 4.2 metres. Pay 20% extra for lengths of 4.2-4.9m, 30% extra for lengths of 5-5.9m, 40% extra for lengths of 6-6.5m.
This sawmiller’s motto is “quality timber at affordable prices”!!
More like “premium timber at give-away prices” buy now before it’s all gone!!
This sawmiller obviously believes he’s doing a good job helping farmers get rid of unwanted trees and turning them into something useful.
Instead they are guaranteeing that no one will have premium timber in the future!
When I made this chart up, I had to go back and check my figures to make sure I was doing it right. I could not believe what I was seeing.
No farmer is going to bother growing cypress (or any tree) for wood production when its “sold” on the market at these prices.
If the forest industry wants a future; if the marketplace wants to have premium wood in 20, 30 years time, then this nonsense must stop!!
This kind of pricing destroys your future!