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RE: [pct-l] Clearcuts - a bit long winded.

At 03:41 PM 10/20/99 -0700, Ronald Moak <ronm@fallingwater.com> wrote:

>I believe your calculation is for wood chips. 18 to 33% would assume that
>the bulk of wood chips are turned in pulp. There are many wood products that
>are produced from wood chips, these products include OSB, particle board,
>hard board, MSB, Laminated beams - that's right structural beams - and the
>list goes on. 

My original thread was that hemp could replace a good bit of the products that are currently using wood. I know that large trees are being cut, then chipped, rather than cut into boards. The trees that were being logged when Craig Giffen was arrested while trying to video were all chipped.

Hemp based particleboard, MDF, OSB, and other building and insulation materials are all available. While there will not be a one-to-one correspondence between wood chip products and hemp products, many of the  product types overlap, so use of industrial hemp would lower the price for wood chips, and therefore would reduce economic pressures for logging.

Use of waste products (like burning sawdust)  is not the issue here, since whole trees are being cut, then chipped.


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