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Where do the logs go after harvest? A look at the role of hardwood exportsAuthor(s): Matt Bumgardner
Source: Ohio Woodlands, Water, and Wildlife Newsletter [Ohio State Extension]. Summer: 1-2.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionIf you have recently harvested timber, a question you might have is, "Where did the logs go after they left my woodland?" Most likely, they were processed somewhere in the United States. Just over 2.3% of the total hardwood log volume harvested in the U.S. was exported in 2014, the latest year for which data are available. Considering only the higher value portion of the log market (sawlogs and veneer logs), the export volume was 6.8% (UNECE/FAO 2016). By contrast, 18.6% of the total volume of hardwood lumber sawn in the U.S. was exported, and the percentage would be much higher if considering only the graded (higher value) portion of the hardwood lumber market.
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CitationBumgardner, Matt. 2017. Where do the logs go after harvest? A look at the role of hardwood exports. Ohio Woodlands, Water, and Wildlife Newsletter [Ohio State Extension]. Summer: 1-2.
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