larryc at teleport.com
Tue Sep 1 18:27:50 EST 1998
In article <35EA9532.3EE23187 at forestmeister.com>,
redoak at forestmeister.com says...
> Some foresters have tried to cut in on the profits of the log sellers.
> This is what they have typically done. They'll subcontract the logger
> themselves (as agent for the landowner so the landowner takes ALL the
> risk, not himself). Then he'll try to understand the log markets. Then
> he'll subcontract a trucker to deliver certain logs to those certain
Last fall I was picking up seedlings at the nursery, and there was a guy
in the next bay with a 20 x 20 x 12' clear heartwood cedar beam in the
back of his pickup truck. I commented on how pretty it was, and he told
me he was hauling it back home. He had originally had a whole truckload
of them, which he sold to Japanese buyers. They didn't like this one
because the grain ran out on one end.
I don't think he was going to all that trouble for the fun of it. Too
bad we were both busy, and I didn't have time to pump him for more
Just trying to avoid that durned ignorance tax. I hate paying it.
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