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Please don't call it Forestry, Part 2: The Timber Industry

(see also Part 1: Clearcuts, Douglas-fir National Monument,
Old-growth Douglas-fir Forests and Pseudotsuga menziesii)

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Image 1. A logging truck on Montague Island, Prince William Sound, Alaska.

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Image 2. A logging operation (clearcutting) on an area of private land
within Willamette National Forest, Santiam River watershed, Oregon.

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Image 3. A logging operation (clearcutting) on an area of private land
within Willamette National Forest, Santiam River watershed, Oregon.

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Image 4. A logging operation (clearcutting) on an area of private land
within Willamette National Forest, Santiam River watershed, Oregon.

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Image 5. A logging operation (clearcutting) on an area of private land
within Willamette National Forest, Santiam River watershed, Oregon.

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Image 6. A thinning operation in Willamette National Forest,
Santiam River watershed, Oregon.


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Image 7. Thinned forest in Willamette National Forest,
Santiam River watershed, Oregon.

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Image 8. Thinned forest in Willamette National Forest,
Santiam River watershed, Oregon.

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Image 9. Thinned forest in Willamette National Forest,
Santiam River watershed, Oregon.

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Image 10. A log dock near Coos Bay, Oregon about 1990.
The logs are going to be shipped overseas.

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Image 11. Douglas-fir logs at a mill in Roseburg, Oregon.

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Image 12. Intensively "managed" timberland in Willamette National Forest of Oregon, with two Douglas-fir stands of trees all the same age within each stand. A tree plantation, not a natural forest.

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Image 13. Intensively "managed" timberland in Willamette National Forest of Oregon, with two Douglas-fir stands of trees all the same age within each stand.
A recent clearcut is in the foreground.

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Image 14. Landslides are common where steep slopes have been clearcut.
Photograph from the Oregon Cascades

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Image 15. Landslides are common where steep slopes have been clearcut.
Photograph from the Oregon Cascades

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Image 16. Dragging logs out of an area of Pygmy Forest, Mendocino Co., California.

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Image 17. A log truck near Sweet Home, Oregon.

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Image 18. A log truck near McKensie Bridge, Oregon.

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Image 19. Logs at a mill in Roseburg, Oregon.

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Image 20. Logs at a mill in Roseburg, Oregon.

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Image 21. A pile of wood chips on a dock in Coos Bay, Oregon about 1990.
The chips will be turned into liquid pulp and shipped to Japan.

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Image 22.Wood chips on a dock in Coos Bay, Oregon about 1990.
The chips will be turned into liquid pulp and shipped to Japan on this freighter.

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Image 23: A remnant of logging from many years ago, this giant sequoia stump
is in Neldor Grove, Sierra National Forest, California

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