Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners Learn About Impact of Northern Pulp Shutdown

The recently announced closing of the Northern Pulp Mill in Nova Scotia, which is scheduled to take place on, or before 1-31-20, has left provincial sawmills searching for new markets for their wood chips. Today woodlot owners have learned that they are going to see a change in log harvesting practices. Loggers are saying that the selective harvesting is no longer viable under current market conditions. Instead they are going to perform clear cut harvesting, which will leave only shorter-lived trees on the property. The alternative is to simply let the trees continue to grow and not harvest. However, that will leave woodlot owners without a source of income. It will also limit the number of logs for processing at mills

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