Weyerhaeuser closes Oregon tree farms to public, citing extremely high forest fire danger; access will be allowed for non-motorized recreation in Clatsop and Tillamook counties
FEDERAL WAY, Washington
August 1, 2013
– Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced effective immediately that all Weyerhaeuser tree farms in Oregon will be closed to public access due to the extreme forest fire danger. The only exception is Clatsop and Tillamook Counties, which will be open for non-motorized recreation access. The closure will remain in effect until the operating areas receive adequate rainfall and the temperatures improve.
Visitors planning a trip to Weyerhaeuser forestlands in Oregon are reminded to call the company's statewide, toll-free telephone number before heading out to the woods. The Weyerhaeuser Hunter and Recreational Use Hotline number for Oregon is 888-741-5403.
Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest private owners of timberlands, began operations in 1900. We own or control nearly 7 million acres of timberlands, primarily in the U.S., and manage another 14 million acres under long-term licenses in Canada. We manage these timberlands on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards. We are also one of the largest manufacturers of wood and cellulose fibers products, and we develop real estate, primarily as a builder of single-family homes. Our company is a real estate investment trust. In 2012, we generated $7.1 billion in sales and employed approximately 13,200 people who serve customers worldwide. We are listed on the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index. Our common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WY.