National Affairs: Little Acorns

Timber consumption in this country is more than four times as great as the annual growth. The Senate Committee on Reforestation*, after completing a trip through timberlands of the Southern States, resumed investigations in Washington. A few facts indicate the seriousness of the situation:

¶ The combined lumber cut of Maine, New York and Pennsylvania, each of which at some time led the country in production, is now not enough to supply the needs of Pennsylvania alone.

¶ A large part of the lumber used in the East is shipped from Oregon,...

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