Industry talks timber losses during Cariboo Regional District meeting

By Greg Fry
CFJC Today Kamloops
November 20, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

KAMLOOPS — Area directors in the Cariboo Regional District were given a briefing on the estimated timber losses industry is facing in light of this summer’s devastating wildfire season. Jeff Mycock, chief forester with West Fraser Mills and Tolko Industries manager Tom Hoffman estimated that the fires impacted close to one year of the provincial annual allowable cut (AAC) and up to 6-10 years of the AAC in Cariboo management units. Hoffman told CFJC Today about 24 per cent of the burned timber in the Cariboo is salvageable though. …”As you can appreciate some trees were burnt very badly, some trees were just scorched. So, depending on the severity of burn, we’re anywhere from two to a maximum of four years before the trees won’t be viable to produce lumber.”

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