Business: TREE FARMING: THE NEW CONSERVATION

IN the old days lumbermen had a harsh motto—"Cut and get out"—as they marched across U.S. forests leaving them stumped and stripped. The result was that by the late 1930s the U.S. was in danger of becoming timber-poor, and the lumber industry was under heavy fire from conservationists. Today, lumbermen have a new approach and a new program that promises to produce more trees than ever before. The project: tree farming, under which U.S. forests are as carefully planted, managed and harvested as lettuce and tomatoes. When loggers fell a tree, they make sure a...

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