The Politics of Forestry- was- Re: State Forestry

Don Staples dstaples at
Sun Jan 4 13:33:02 EST 1998

Andrew Heggie wrote:
> >With that prospect, you're on the winning side of history.  It will
> >be payday for private landowners who raise timber, which means they
> >will be able to afford to hire foresters.
> We waited for this since 1974, however our economy still kids us it
> can afford to import 85% of our wood needs such that it is not
> possible to economically thin a lot of our new woodlands, I understand
> Japan is in a similar position, as a result we have just about lost
> our home forest culture.

I am curious as to where your 85% imports comes from, to my knowledge,
we are a gross exporter of wood.

Don Staples
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