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Old 01-07-2018, 01:57 PM
 
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why doesn't the lumber industry plant redwoods?
I'm certainly no expert in the industry but I have to believe that corporate greed, environmental activists and the U.S. courts became like-minded concerning deforestation and the huge impact on the environment in a multitude of ways. The various 'insiders' in these 'deals' would be in-the-know better than the common citizen.

U.S. Pacific Lumber make deal on redwoods Saturday, February 28, 1998

Under the plan, Pacific Lumber couldn't log for the next 50 years in 12 of the 13 groves important for the survival of the marbled murrelet, a little seabird. The groves lie outside the boundaries of the 7,500 acres the government wants to purchase.

U.S., Pacific Lumber make deal on redwoods - SFGate

10 Years later...

Fate of Pacific Lumber, Redwoods, in Judge’s Hands
By Cari Tuna
The Wall Street Journal
June 6, 2008

Pacific Lumber has been a fixture of Northern California’s timber industry since the 19th century and was until recently the world’s largest producer of redwood timber products.

The widespread interest in Pacific Lumber’s forests reflects the company’s notable and controversial history. Maxxam, led by Houston businessman Charles Hurwitz, used junk bonds in 1986 to purchase the 140-year-old company, then known for environmentally conscious forestry practices. Maxxam accelerated logging in the redwood-dominated timberlands, setting off an environmental firestorm that resulted in stricter regulations and the contribution of 5,600 acres of Pacific Lumber property to the Headwaters Forest Reserve in 1999.

Mendocino Redwood Company and Humboldt Redwood Company
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Interesting idea. Pretty sure they wouldn't grow in SE Alaska though.

I'm personally more interested in seeing large stands of old growth red cedar and doug fir returning to Washington. There are accounts of Douglas Fir standing just about as tall as coastal redwoods back in the day-over 300 ft.
well according to Wikipedia that redwoods are grown on Haida Gwaii. This is the climate that exists there, which is not all that different from Metlakatla and Sitka. But in either case I wasn't really thinking about Alaska.
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