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Oregon company tries to grow its timber business in China

Written on February 23, 2009 at 11:32 am, by

February 23, 2009: DONG’E, China

Distant Neighbors, Common Interests

Table-flat plains stretch as far as the eye can see in this rugged eastern outpost. Across the flood plains of the Yellow River, Jake Eaton is on a hunt for trees.

On a November day, the 50-year-old inspects a plot of poplars, planted by hundreds of Chinese families. The trees are on the sickly side: insect-infested, felled for firewood, blemished by frostbite. Not something the managing director of global acquisitions for an Oregon timber . . .

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