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    Author(s): Jason P. Brandt; Todd A. Morgan; Thale Dillon; Gary J. Lettman; Charles E. Keegan; David L. Azuma
    Date: 2006
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-681. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 53 p
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    This Report traces the flow of Oregon’s 2003 timber harvest through the primary timber-processing industry and describes its structure, operations and condition. Pulp and board, lumber, and plywood and veer sectors accounted for 96 percent of total industry sales of $6.7 billion. Oregon’s 2003 timber harvest of just over 4 billion board feet was 95 percent softwood species; 65 percent of the total was Douglas-fir. As a result of improved technology, lumber overrun increased 32 percent since 1988 to 2.07 board feet lumber tally per board foot Scribner of timber input. Despite decrease in amount of timber harvested, the industry has remained important to Oregon’s workforce: average earnings for a worker in Oregon forest products industry was about $50,200; Oregon’s average for all industries was $32,400.

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    Brandt, Jason P.; Morgan, Todd A.; Dillon, Thale; Lettman, Gary J.; Keegan, Charles E.; Azuma, David L. 2006. Oregon''s forest products industry and timber harvest, 2003. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-681. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 53 p

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    Employment, lumber overrun, mill residue, timber-processing capacity, wood products

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