TIMBER INDUSTRY EXPLOITS NORTHERN WILDFIRES

Mike H. mhagen at olympus.net
Mon Aug 28 11:01:22 EST 2000


They probably don't have stockholders.

truffler1635 at my-deja.com wrote:
> 
> In article <39A81188.6F84FE07 at olympus.net>,
>   "Mike H." <mhagen at olympus.net> wrote:
> > You'd think there are times when a poor market is good for the woods but
> > there's no direct relation.  From what I've seem, private and public
> > forest managers react to a soft market in opposite ways. Politics aside,
> > public managers put up sales which don't sell, reducing the overall
> > cutting rate.  Private ones put up more sales, maintaining cash flow by
> > increasing the low priced volume.  And they'll hunt down outside sources
> > of timber (hey, look - fire prevention sales!) rather than log theirs.
> >
> > This is normal behavior.
> >
> I may be normal in your experience, but it sure isn't normal in my
> experience. A lot of people here in Oregon hold on and sometimes even do
> some pruning when prices get low. (Of course, all good forest managers
> prune their trees, don't there? ;)
> 
> Daniel B. Wheeler
> www.oregonwhitetruffles.com
> 
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