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Working forests for the next generation.

Alastair on April 26, 2017

10 things to know about the Softwood Lumber dispute

WoodsCamp was founded in part to innovate supply chains so producers can compete without resorting to trade barriers. It hasn’t been possible to stave off this year’s trade war, but at WoodsCamp we’re motivated to make it happen by the time we […]

Alastair on December 31, 2016

WoodsCamp 2016 in review: What we’ve learned

At WoodsCamp.com, we’re building an online timber platform – connecting people who have trees to people who need them in regions where the forest industry’s supply comes primarily from non-industrial privately owned woodlands.

Alastair on December 31, 2016

The WoodsCamp Score

In North America and Europe alone, over $23Bn worth of timber is purchased from small private woodlots. Yet, landowners have a great deal of difficulty understanding how the process of selling timber works. At WoodsCamp.com, we’re simplifying […]

Will Martin on September 11, 2016

Get paid to grow your forest...How does that work?

No this isn't a grant program or some government subsidy. Growing a healthy forest and generating income from logging is actually the way we describe good forestry practice at WoodsCamp.

Will Martin on May 25, 2016

How the sharing economy can empower woodlot owners

Owning a family woodlot and trying to get good work done can feel pretty frustrating at times. It often seems like you’re left to make a choice between accepting work that doesn’t sit well and not doing anything at all.

Will Martin on May 5, 2016

How private land timber markets actually work …or don’t depending on where you sit

In a recent post I tried to unpack how price is set for a private land timber sale and all the factors that affect the dollars in your pocket at the end of the day.

Will Martin on February 11, 2016

"I should get paid more for my wood."

As a landowner, the price paid on a timber sale often feels like a black box. It’s hard to know if you are getting a fair price.

While there certainly are some bad deals out there, the truth is more likely that we just don’t have much […]

Will Martin on February 3, 2016

A Forestry Startup?

When we first told people we were co-founding a technology startup targeting forestry the most common reaction was scepticism and doubt. It’s true to say that, in some quarters, the entire sector has been written off. So many of the stories we […]