Oregon timber harvest up 12%

Oregon timber harvest up 12%

The state's timber harvest topped 4 billion board feet last year.

The 4.2 billion board feet harvested in 2013 represents a 12 percent increase from the year before and marks the fourth consecutive year of increases since the recession low of 2.7 billion board feet in 2009.

The state Department of Forestry said in its annual harvest report that the increase can be chalked up to a strong export market and a domestic housing recovery.

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