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Offline Darrel

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Re: Establishing a New Pine Plantation
« Reply #280 on: July 02, 2017, 04:52:34 pm »
Some of what I'm going to talk about here is fact and some of it is what I heard my dad and his friends saying about the facts. What they said is most likely partially true.

When I was a kid, Japanese ships very much like the one in Ian's photo would come into Humboldt Bay, Eureka California, and load up the logs, Redwood, Douglas fir, and some incense cedar.  I liked to watch, but I knew that it was leaving fewer logs for my dad's mill and driving log prices up.

Another fact, bark slabs and edgings would wash up on beaches up and down the Pacific Coast. The part I heard the men talking about and may or may not be fact is this.  They had a complete sawmill on board those ships and by time the ship got to its destination there was nothing but lumber on board.  The bark slabs and edgings just got thrown overboard.
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Re: Establishing a New Pine Plantation
« Reply #281 on: July 02, 2017, 06:23:12 pm »
No idea there. But this day in age there is no waste from a sound saw log on commercial operations. There is lumber, hog fuel, pellets, and pulp. In my youth sawdust and bark and maybe trimmings went up in smoke in a big cone shaped burner. Then total utilization came along. ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Establishing a New Pine Plantation
« Reply #282 on: July 02, 2017, 07:03:07 pm »
The burners were called TeePee burners.  That was before the EPA  :)
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Re: Establishing a New Pine Plantation
« Reply #283 on: July 02, 2017, 07:32:45 pm »
Those Teepee burners were the cause of a couple Mill fires.
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