Log Ride

When a tree falls in Oregon, what happens in China?
That’s the intriguing question answered here at The World, when a senior resource manager from Plum Creek decides to follow his company’s log shipment right across the Pacific. The smog he encountered upon arriving in Beijing (“I could taste the air”) served to remind me of my own trips to Beijing back in ’04 and ’05. What he encountered from there, from hi-speed unloading at a monster port all the way to an 80-acre complex with 80 individual sawmills, is fascinating.

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