Public Policy Volume 4

Public Policy Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...Not only is wind more destructive but the extremes of heat and drought are much more common in localities in which the forests have been cut away. There can be no stronger plea for forests in Ohio than that lumber is absolutely necessary for the in dustries of the state. You must have lumber for your buildings, railroads and steamships, you must have it for your mines and wood-working industries. You cannot expect to obtain this lumber from other states without paying them a high price for it, for the supply in neighboring states is diminishing almost as rapidly as your own. With them, as with Ohio, the problem is the protection of the forests in order to provide for their own future lumber supply. The commissoner of forests in Pennsylvania, in a report issued in January of this year, states that the forests of Pennsylvania have now almost disappeared, and continues as follows: "The problem of another crop is now upon us for solution, a problem of no ordinary difficulty, and one that will take years of patient, intelligent effort on the part of our public and private citizens to solve." New York has but a small surplus of timber and has adopted strict measures to maintain it. There is yet a considerable lumber supply in West Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky, and the movement of hardwood lumber from these states toward the woodworking industries of Ohio and Indiana is very large. It is indicated by the quantity of lumber received in Cincinnati, which is the main distributing point. This amounted in 1899 to 54,474 cars (12, ooo feet to the car). In 1885 the receipts were 26,100 cars, or less than half as much. At the same time the Cincinnati prices on hardwood lumber have greatly advanced in the last decade, as shown by the...show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 685g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236524829
  • 9781236524829