timber http://wxpr.org en Timber Industry Vies For Lawmaker Attention http://wxpr.org/post/timber-industry-vies-lawmaker-attention <p>Northern timber workers are heading to the capitol Wednesday, hoping to remind lawmakers of the importance of their industry. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:51:29 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8982 at http://wxpr.org Timber Industry Vies For Lawmaker Attention Timber Industry to Hold Forth on Federal Policy http://wxpr.org/post/timber-industry-hold-forth-federal-policy <p>Members of the forest products industry are testifying on federal policies that affect them.&nbsp; Great Lakes Timber Professionals has organized a hearing that runs all day Friday and Saturday.&nbsp; The group&rsquo;s Director Henry Shienebeck&nbsp;says the aim is to collect testimony to submit to Congress.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:00:55 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8877 at http://wxpr.org Too Little Logging For Lumber? http://wxpr.org/post/too-little-logging-lumber <p>Some lumber mills in northern Wisconsin say low timber harvests from the Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest are jeopardizing their businesses. &nbsp;</p><p>Sue Pukall of Arbor Vitae’s Pukall Lumber says the company is sometimes forced to buy logs hauled from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, which costs about $200 extra per truckload.</p><blockquote><p>“Ideally we should be able to source all the logs that we need within a 50-75 mile radius of our mill.&nbsp; So when we have to go up into the UP, that’s obviously a lot further than 75 miles.”</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:01:14 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8432 at http://wxpr.org Too Little Logging For Lumber? Tiffany Echoes County's Desire For More Cutting http://wxpr.org/post/tiffany-echoes-countys-desire-more-cutting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Senator Tom Tiffany is supporting Oneida County’s call for increased cutting in the </span>Chequamegon<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Nicolet<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> National Forest. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:30:32 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8154 at http://wxpr.org Tiffany Echoes County's Desire For More Cutting