Oregon's timber harvest in 2012 was up 36% from its 2009 low.
The state Department of Forestry says the harvest increased a third straight year to 3.75 billion board feet. The 2009 harvest was 2.75 billion board feet.
A Forestry Department economist, Brandon Kaetzel, says the increase is due to a strong export market and improving housing starts in the United States.
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