Timber shortage – real or perceived?

NZ Landscaper gets the rundown about the reality of the timber shortage, including Carter Holt Harvey’s decision to stop supplying some retailers, and whether the price of timber is rising

Since news reports of a timber shortage emerged in March, rumours of stockpiling have been in the construction industry, with many landscapers also claiming to be affected.

The reports came at the same time as the news that Carter Holt Harvey had halted supply to three major retailers, while maintaining supply with bigger clients including PlaceMakers and Carters Building Supplies.

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