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Everything you wanted to know about planting

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Everything you wanted to know about planting
The two big events in the life of a forest are the day you harvest your timber and get a check and the day you replant and re-invest in another generation of trees. In Louisiana, that reforestation decision — whether it is pine or hardwoods — takes time and planning.
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Great Southern Lumber's William Sullivan began aggressive reforestation near Bogalusa
Fueled largely by out-of-state capital, the early 20th century lumber boom fundamentally changed the look of Louisiana ... and was far-reaching.
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Eating a good way to curb invasive species

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Eating a good way to curb invasive species
Hogs have eaten their way through forests and farmland, damaging crops and chasing away desired game. The state hopes its program will help Louisianans eat into the rate of its rapidly growing population.
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Wood power: Drax making improvements two years into operation
When Drax Biomass began construction of its wood pellet mill north of Bastrop, it projected the $160 million facility would create 45 full-time jobs. Two years into its operation that estimate has been proven wrong. There are more than 65 full-time workers, a company official said.
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Opinion: Next big market for U.S. wood products?

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Opinion: Next big market for U.S. wood products?
Opinion: Next big market for U.S. wood products?The recent warming of diplomatic relations with Cuba has created a buzz about the potential for export sales to this market.Pre-embargo Cuba was a thriving market for U.S. agriculture exporters — it was the largest export market for Louisiana’s rice industry and a top destination for the state’s wood product exports. The island nation remains highly dependent on imports of food and fiber.Here in Louisiana, we could see significant gains should r...
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No place like home at Twin Oaks

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No place like home at Twin Oaks
No place like home at Twin OaksBy Jeff ZeringueSabine Parish is heavily wooded in west-central Louisiana, a favorite place of loggers and foresters for its pine stands and some hardwood bottom land that provides much to the forest products industry.Tucked in the piney woods in the northern part of that parish is a 60-acre tract with a winding spring-fed creek and miles of emerald, moss-covered trails that look as though they belong in the land of Oz rather than Louisiana.The place is called Twin...
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