FEDERAL WAY, Wash., July 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Weyerhaeuser Company today announced effective immediately, all Oregon Weyerhaeuser tree farms are closed to public access due to high fire danger. This closure notice includes North Valley, Springfield, South Valley, Coos Bay, Northwest Oregon, and Oregon Cascade Oregon tree farms. The fire danger closure will remain in effect until further notice.
Recreational permit and lease holders will still be allowed access, but will need to meet additional fire protection requirements as specified in their permits.
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, and the Columbia Timberlands Hotline is 360-442-7619.
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 additional timberlands 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. Our company is a real estate investment trust. In 2014, our continuing operations generated $7.4 billion in sales and employed approximately 12,800 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. Learn more at www.weyerhaeuser.com.
SOURCE Weyerhaeuser Company