Plum Creek Timber Co. of Seattle, which has been charged with being "rapacious"
Plum Creek Timber Co. of Seattle, which has been charged with being "rapacious" and a practitioner of "Nazi forestry," might purchase 911,000 acres of land for sale by Sappi. Plum Creek has become one of the top three or four timberland owners in the country, but no one will comment on the report that it is interested in the Sappi land. The state has proposed acquiring up to 200,000 acres of the most valuable Sappi land, a sale which might be negotiated with the new owners. Sappi land includes some of the most heavily cut woods in the state, and Sappi has been identified as the largest single clearcutter in Maine. Meanwhile, Madison Paper and three Canadian paper giants, Irving, Fletcher Challenge Canada, and Kruger, are courting Bowater. Bowater, with 2.1 million acres, is Maine's largest landowner, and it is selling its timberland.
Bowater Inc, Forests and forestry, Plum Creek Timber Company, Sappi Ltd
Austin, Phyllis, "Plum Creek Timber Co. of Seattle, which has been charged with being "rapacious"" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3200.
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