Court Bans Raw Log Imports

Larry Caldwell larryc at
Mon Jun 23 03:55:08 EST 1997

In article <339E6C7D.3875 at>,
Joseph Zorzin <redoak at> wrote:

> Why would anyone bother to import Siberian logs into timber rich west
> coast of America?

There's a lot of excess mill capacity in the PNW.  Also, Siberia isn't
that far away.

The overcut during the Reagan adminisration left PNW forests pretty short
on mature timber to harvest.  It will be another couple decades at least
before depressed timber harvests can return to normal levels.  Import 
timber has been an attempt by mills to survive through the timber

-- Larry

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