From Our Files (June 22, 2022)


June 22, 2022

June 22, 1972

Lumber consumption in the U.S. in 1972 is estimated to set a new all-time record of about 46 billion board feet.

The National Forest Products Assn. forecasts consumption of softwood lumber at 38 billion board feet, far above any other year, and hardwoods at eight billion board feet, a little short of record level. Total consumption in 1971 was 44 billion board feet.

The bulk of the sales this year is attributed to the current housing boom.

The purchase of a backhoe as an educational tool by the school forestry class and for work on school grounds was removed from the school...

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