BC didn't even start replanting until 1969. Quite often the clear cuts are burned to a cinder, then replanted. After 30 years they get pecker poles that you might get 1 2X4 out of before it is sent to the chipper for pulp. Idiots around here (taxslave for one) blame the tree huggers for the downturn in the forest industry when, in fact, it is over harvesting and shipping raw logs to China and Japan. Most of the saw mills closed a decade or so ago. Poor governance and corporate practices - just plain stupidity.