China Timber Imports (Fwd)

JimiFromMI jimifrommi at
Wed Apr 1 02:28:15 EST 1998

In article <35215A05.63239E27 at>, Mike Hagen <mhagen at>

>Just saw an article in my normally worthless daily news that mills in
>southern Oregon have begun to import pacific rim radiata pine to make
>up for local shortfalls.  Amounts were pegged at being "small at
>present" but promising to increase. The mills liked the "consistency"
>of the imported wood and were marveling at the global economy that
>would make them a processor of Third World resources.
>What do y'all think about that?
>Mike H

Why not just ship the mills (and jobs) over there (playing devil's advocate)
and bring finished lumber back?  Let me guess, Malaysia?  What the hell.  May
as well get some before the Japanese get it all.

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