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Re: NFC: Home Depot

We could boost our lumber industr AND help conservation if we could just
change some of the rules.  One that comes to mind is to make it illegal to
sell 'raw' logs to oversears buyers like the Japanese.  I believe Canada
does this now...might be wrong.  By only exporting processed lumber, we
could reduce excessive cutting AND keep the jobs due to the need to
process the logs.  Just one thought on the subject.  I'm sure there are


On Thu, 29 Oct 1998, William J Farley wrote:

> I'll personally reply to this statement.  You may suggest who I purchase an
> item from, but never imply a demand.  Furthermore, my family made a living
> for many years cutting those very trees.  If you are so personally concerned
> about the lumber industry in this nation go live with a family whose lives
> depend on cutting timber.
> Bill
> Scott Doe wrote:
> > I have seen several posts about Home Depot and the great deals you can
> > get there on this list. I used to rely on them for a lot of my
> > materials, but recently it has come to my attention that they sell many
> > items that are the result of foresting old growth timber. There is a
> > movement nationwide to get them to stop this practice, and I ask
> > (implore, beg, plead) with all of you to boycott them and tell everyone
> > you know to do so as well! As a conservation organization we should be
> > very concerned over this. You may not think that indiscriminate
> > deforesting has anything to do with native fish, but consider that it
> > directly contributes to a loss of habitat and pollution of previously
> > untouched streams. So, please, don't patronize Home Depot and spread the
> > word to everyone you know.
> >
> > Thank you
> >
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