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The Forests, Lumber Industry, and Timber Trade of Chile

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Now that our relations with Latin America are commanding special attention, interest in the forest resources and industries of that area is renewed. Chile possesses a substantial supply of softwood and hardwood forests, a growing lumber industry, and an increasing home market for forest products. Conditions favor the establishment of productive forestry, although the place of forestry in the national economy is bound to be a minor one compared with the mining industry. While some increase in lumber exports and continued import of manufactured wood products are probable, the forest industries of Chile are primarily domestic, and no large foreign trade is to be expected.

Document Type: Journal Article

Publication date: April 1, 1941

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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