Canadian Forest Service Publications

British Columbia’s neglected hardwood resource. 1975. Manning, G.H. Environment Canada, Forestry Service, Pacific Forest Research Centre, Victoria, BC. Information Report BC-X-118. 18 p.

Year: 1975

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 24417

Language: English

Series: Information Report (PFC - Victoria)

Availability: Order paper copy (free), PDF (download)

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Abstract

Hardwood timber in British Columbia, which totals 7,339 million cubic feet (207.82 million cubic meters), is a relatively neglected resource. In 1973, harvest amounted to 20.4 million cubic feet (0.58 million cubic meter), which represented 17 percent of allowable cut. Markets for British Columbia hardwoods probably exist, but are largely undeveloped for a number of reasons, such as: 1) small size of firms, 2) geographic dispersion of firms, 3) poor quality control, and 4) high transportation costs. Key markets to be developed are British Columbia-Alberta and the midwestern United States.