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Re: ship masts ()

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
For this reason and for lumber to be shipped back to the Mother Country, I had understood that south Georgia is full of pines because the hardwoods were wiped out by King George 300 years ago.

I don't know anything about ship masts. But I do know that where it likes to grow there are hardwood forests in Ga. A mill at Jesup pulps hardwood from the area for paper and cellulose used for chemical derivitization to make cellulose products like acetate, gunpowder, etc. The hot sandy soils in the south won't grow poplar. Poplar regenerates so well that it could not be wiped out where it likes to grow. In fact it pioneers back into abandoned farm land within a generation.

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