Local forest product group wants people to consider origin of the wood they consume


OSU Extension agent wonders if people will pay more for locally-sourced wood products.

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OSU Extension agent wonders if people will pay more for locally-sourced wood products.

OSU Extension is partnering for the event with the Build Local Alliance, an organization that connects local growers and millwrights with customers. Market vendors will showcase construction materials, hand-crafted wood items, holiday decor, and services for milling, custom furniture, cabinets and more.

There are about 15,000 local forest owners in the region and hundreds of small saw mills throughout Oregon, Ahrens said. The commodity forestry market tends to focus on 40- to 50-year-old Douglas fir. But many small producers are looking for places to sell older-aged, specialty wood in more limited quantities.

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