Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. is a timberland owner and manager, as well as a forest products, mineral extraction, and property development company. It is the largest private landowner in the United States. It is headquartered in Suite 3100 at 601 Union Street in Seattle.Plum Creek was spun off from Burlington Resources as a master limited partnership on June 8, 1989. Burlington Resources was created from the Burlington Northern railroad's natural resources holdings in 1988. Plum Creek Timber is heir to some of the 47 million acres of timberland originally granted by the federal government to the Northern Pacific Railway in the 1860s, and most of Burlington's lands were originally purchased, or otherwise acquired as timberland. The MLP converted to a real estate investment trust on July 1, 1999 in order to obtain tax and accounting advantages available to real estate developers.Plum Creek Timber produces a line of softwood lumber products, including common and select boards, studs, edge-glued boards, and finger-jointed studs. These products are targeted to domestic lumber retailers, such as retail home centers, for use in repair and remodeling projects. These products are also sold to stocking distributors for use in home construction. The company also does mineral extraction, natural gas production, and deals with communication and transportation rights of way. As of December 31, 2004, the company owned and managed approximately 7.8 million acres of timber lands in the northwest, southern, and northeast U.S., as well as owned and operated 10 wood product conversion facilities in the northwest U.S. Wikipedia.
Wigley T.B.,National Council for Air and Stream Improvement Inc. |
Loehle C.,National Council for Air and Stream Improvement Inc. |
Poirier J.R.,International Paper |
Durfield P.E.,Plum Creek Timber Company
Southern Journal of Applied Forestry | Year: 2012
In the southern United States, owners of potential forest habitat for the federally threatened gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) often conduct surveys prior to implementing management practices that could affect tortoise burrows. Results from such surveys can enhance understanding of the status and habitat associations of this species. During 1999 to 2001, we surveyed 8,001 and 3,837 ha of planted, closed-canopy loblolly (Pinus taeda) and slash pine (Pinus elliottii) forests, respectively, that were scheduled for a first thinning (P1T), second thinning (P2T), or regeneration harvest (PRH) and were in the listed range of the gopher tortoise in Alabama and Mississippi. We found averages of 5.0 ± 0.8 (SE) active, 3.2 ± 0.5 inactive, 6.7 ± 0.8 abandoned, and 14.8 ± 1.7 total burrows per 100 ha surveyed. Burrow density and burrow width generally did not differ among stand structural classes, although in loblolly pine stands, abandoned burrows were denser in P1T stands than in PRH stands. We found burrows in a variety of soil and topographic positions and at various distances from canopy openings. Our findings suggest that in the western portion of the range, gopher tortoises surveys should not be limited to open stand conditions or sandy outcrops. Copyright © 2012 by the Society of American Foresters. Source
Wyckoff G.W.,Plum Creek Timber Company |
Lauer D.K.,Silvics Analytic
Forest Science | Year: 2014
Responses to operational thinning treatments were compared through the second thinning in four red pine (Pinus resinosa Ait.) stands with site indices ranging from 66 to 90 ft (base age 50 years) and first entry ages ranging from 19 to 27 years. First-thin treatments consisted of a row thin combined with an operator select crown thin that removed 1 in every 5 trees in leave rows at all locations, row thin only at two locations, and several other treatments specific to location. The second-thin treatments were performed 7-8 years after the first thin to leave a residual basal area of 89-99 ft2/ac. Total stand basal area growth between thins did not differ because of the type of thin nor between thinned and unthinned treatments. Merchantable volume growth was usually less for thinned treatments, and there was a lower percent yield in the higher product class for the first thin. There was a general pattern for growth in thinned treatments to be initially less than that in unthinned treatments and then increase with years since thinning. The more intense thin treatments had the largest diameter responses, and the second entry could probably be delayed several years with no loss of growth by following current basal area management guidelines. © 2014 Society of American Foresters. Source
Plum Creek Timber Company | Date: 2013-06-18
Lumber; Pressure treated lumber; construction timber; partly processed timber; shaped timber; fiberboard; Construction materials, namely, composite panels consisting of a rigid expanded polystyrene core bonded to an outer skin of MDF (medium-density fiberboard) wood sheet; Manufactured wood products, namely, lumber plywood, wood veneer, fiberboard, wood furring, sawn timber, door panels, underlayment, plywood board, wood paneling, wood siding, wood pellets; Arbors and Trellises made of wood; Building materials, namely, wall, hardwood, plywood underlayment, wood for fences, decking, molding, wood boards; Ceiling boards of wood; doors of wood; Window Frames of wood; Parquet flooring made of wood; Pilings of wood; Preserved wood; Roofing boards; Semi worked wood; wood chips for the manufacture of wood pulp and paper; Building construction materials in the nature of aromatic cedar planking. Forestry products, namely, standing timber, harvested logs for further manufacture into lumber, wood chips for the manufacture of wood pulp; Genetically-modified plant seeds; Adaption and growth of genetically improved seedlings; Live natural foliage; Live trees; Living trees; Non-debarked timber; seedlings; seeds and bulbs; seeds for agricultural purposes; unprocessed timber; wood chips and wood shavings.
Plum Creek Timber Company | Date: 2013-07-17
Fuel pellets; Wood pellets, namely, wood pellets to be used as fuel in green and eco-friendly applications.
Plum Creek Timber Company | Date: 2013-07-17
Concrete additives; Concrete admixtures; Wood pulp for manufacturing purposes.