Weyerhaeuser: the Tree Cutting Company

Corporate Profile

Facts on Timber, Timberland, Acres Cut, Sales, Production, Directors

Cutting the National Forests: Weyerhaeuser's purchases of public timber

 

Weyerhaeuser's Origin in the Railroad Public Land Grants

Land Grant Corporations in the News

Timberland Empire (acres & locations) (maps)

The Real Estate Empire

 

Global Timber Titan: Cutting Jobs at Home, Cutting Forests Overseas

 

Weyerhaeuser Buys MacMillan Bloedel

Who Killed the Timber Task Force?

Deschutes

Weyerhaeuser's Pardee & the Livermore California School District 

In April 2005 Franklin Resources, the biggest publicly held U.S. mutual-fund company, bought $1 billion in Weyerhaeuser stock -- 7% of the total stock.


Weyerhaeuser checkerboard clearcuts in Green River watershed, Cascade Mountains, Washington State. Photo by Martin Rand / Project Lighthawk.
Weyerhaeuser acquired this land in 1900 from the Northern Pacific Railroad, clearcut it, and then traded it back to the public in the Huckleberry Land Exchange of 1998.
The story of the railroad land grants and the modern corporate heirs to this mother of all public subsidies can be found at the
Railroads & Clearcuts website

Endgame
Clearinghouse on Forests & Corporations