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.
Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 24417
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.