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1

Who is the largest exporter of wood in the world?

Canada

2

How much of the worlds forests does Canada have? Temperate forest?

9% , 25%

3

What province is the number one producer of lumber?

Bc

4

How much money does BC generate from forestry?

3 billion

5

What is a culmination age?

The max growth of trees before they can be cut. In Canada this is 80 years

6

How do they manage forestry as a resource?

Split land into 80 parts and cut one per year, this is the allowable cut

7

Why is the forestry industry collapsing?

Our annual allowable cuts are double what they should be and this is unsustainable

8

Is second growth forest more or less biomass than old growth?

Less

9

What is an NGO?

Non governmental organization

10

Are all parts of the worlds regrowth rate 80 years?

No only Canada other parts of the world can grow much faster

11

How do logging companies pay for the commons resource they are taking?

They pay a royalty based on log size

12

How do companies take advantage of the royalties?

They use the smallest logs as samples

13

Can beetle effected logs still be used?

Yes up to two years after

14

Where do BC logs go?

Over seas for manufacturing

15

How much wood are logging companies allowed to waste?

About 30 million tons.

16

Do trees store carbon?

Yes

17

What are more environmentally friendly big or small logging companies?

Large

18

Why are dams bad?

Flood wildlife and agriculture