Coming Soon to a Forest
Near You!!!

The impending "softwood lumber crash" or
"Where have all the trees gone?"

A province-wide shortage of wood supply for the forest industry is expected to occur early in the next century.  The maps below describe the projected change in the quantity of softwood trees for each of the crown licences in the province between 1992 and 2012. (source: Department of Natural Resources "Forest Management Plan Highlights")

Softwood Inventory on each Crown License

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2 million
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Quantity of softwood in cubic metres

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