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Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
"compared to Appalachian[hardwood] which is an almost continuous timberland from North GA to the NY border.

One of the large mills I referred to is in Eastern TN, the other SW Virginia and neither in the county I live in or its immediate neighbors. It would be interesting to trace your logic to see how you got from what I wrote to what you replied.

I have visited/bought from other large Appalachian mills sawing over 100,000 bdft a day in NC, SC and GA. Similar sized mills will be found GA to PA.

My point, is that hardwood, as it is typically defined (oak, maple, beech, walnut, cherry, poplar, etc), production in the Appalachian mountain chain dominates the world market. The reason is the favorable temperate climate promotes good growth rate of the hardwood species typically used in furniture/architecture, and this forest land is extensive. This combination is not replicated elsewhere.

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