Weyerhaeuser to Close a Number of Washington Tree Farms to Public Access Due to Extreme High Forest Fire Danger
FEDERAL WAY, Wash., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced effective immediately that the Weyerhaeuser tree farms in the counties of Chelan, Clark, Cowlitz, Kittitas, Klickitat, and Skamania will be closed to public access due to the extreme forest fire danger. The closure will remain in effect until the operating areas receive adequate rainfall and the temperatures improve.
The company has also placed a number of limitations on its remaining tree farms in Washington and is considering additional closures if the forest fire danger continues to increase in the coming weeks.
Visitors planning a trip to Weyerhaeuser forestlands in Washington 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 Washington is 866-636-6351. You can also access this same information online by visiting www.wy.com/AccessWA.
Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest private owners of timberlands, began operations in 1900. We own or control more than 6 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 stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WY. Learn more about us at www.weyerhaeuser.com.
For more information contact:
Media – Anthony Chavez, (253) 924-7148
SOURCE Weyerhaeuser Company