Weyerhaeuser: A Company Based Solely on Trees Essay

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Weyerhaeuser Weyerhaeuser is a company that is based solely on trees. Literally every aspect of the company is based around producing, cutting, studying benefits, or has something to do with trees. The local brand here is magnolia is focused exclusively on the process of seeds, planting of seeds, and relocation of saplings. They have orders placed with them and in turn place orders to get what seed they do not already grow and produce. They turn the seed they get or already have and start a baby tree and resale or plant those trees. Frederick Weyerhaeuser and 15 partners in January of 1900 started the company. They started by purchasing 900,000 acres of land from Northern Pacific Railway in Washington. At the time that was the …show more content…
The sapling grew and the experiment was confirmed. In 1941 Lemons Tree Farm was created. It was the first registered tree farm in the nation. It was a total of 200,000 acres and located in the state of Washington. Weyerhaeuser didn’t just make advancements in the tree industry, they completely revamped it. Mid 1940s logging trucks came into the picture and was slowly but surely becoming a lot more efficient than moving logs through trains. This along with the invention of chainsaws led to even more rapid expansion. Weyerhaeuser opened up many more mills to keep up with demand. Since Weyerhaeuser was domination the U.S. market they made the decision to expand even more. In early 1950s the company went international. They started in only Venezuela, but soon branched off from there and continued to expand to other countries. Weyerhaeuser started moving into Canada by getting licensing rights in the publicly owned forests. Not only did the company start to get control over the forest, in 1965 they built their first sawmill in Canada. In 1961 Weyerhaeuser harvested their first tree crop from one of their tree farms. The company continued to expand beyond just specifically whole trees. They dabbled into wood paneling, fine paper, doors, and many other things. In 1963 Weyerhaeuser became publicly listed on the Pacific and New York stock exchange. This continued the company’s expansion, but now how the public to help finance it. In 1971 the

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