2007-12-19

Keep harvest levels high, report says

The province needs to ensure harvest levels of beetle-killed timber stay high as long as possible, which would help generate more wealth and ensure forests are replanted sooner, says a report commissioned by B.C. business and forest sector interests.

A key to doing that is stretching out the shelf life of beetle-killed timber, says the report, a discussion paper of the B.C. Business Council and B.C.'s Council of Forest Industries. The council represents major forest companies like Canfor and West Fraser, as well as smaller players like Dunkley Lumber, Carrier Lumber, Lakeland Mills and Brink Forest Products.