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Posted 9/16/2020 13:20 (#8498904 - in reply to #8498783)
Subject: RE: Why no controlled burns?

E.Central MN
Wasn't it a couple years ago that the govt "experts" started a controlled burn that got out of control due to strong winds and burned a million acres? If they had heeded the advice of the weather service they wouldn't have started it. A nephew manages forests for a county in Wis. Their annual budget is based on how much timber and the type of lumber they sold in previous years. Lots of variables to consider when logging a particular parcel of land including what type of trees are on it and also what the current bids are by the logging companies. A lot of lumber companies have closed in recent years because domestic prices were pushed down due to lumber imports from Canada and so have paper mills (another high user of less desirable species of wood). It doesn't pay to cut something that has very little value unless its for fire prevention purposes.
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