timber lands

5:16 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Herbicide use on commercial timber lands questioned

Eron King of Blachly, Oregon says herbicide sprayed on forested ridge tops makes its way down to people and animals below.
Serene Fang Center for Investigative Reporting

Radio Transcript:

GELLERMAN: It's Living on Earth, I'm Bruce Gellerman. Oregon is timber country.
The terrain is steep, dark green, and intensely beautiful. Six million acres of Oregon forest is owned by commercial timber companies. The companies spray the land with herbicide when the trees are young. It’s an efficient way to kill every other plant except for the commercially valuable Douglas fir.

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