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Weyerhaeuser Closes Public Access to Oregon Timberland

Federal Way, Washington, USA, 08 September 2011 -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE:WY) today closed all of its western Oregon timberlands to public access because of the current extreme forest fire danger. Public access to its timberlands will remain closed until the weather improves.

Because of hot weather, wildfire danger is at the highest levels of the summer and is likely to rise in the coming days. According to the Oregon Department of Forestry, the high heat, low humidity, and lightning in the forecast, puts fire danger at high or extreme levels across most of the state, in the drier eastern and interior southwestern regions, and in the Coast Range and the Willamette Valley.

Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest forest products companies, began operations in 1900. The company grows and harvest trees, builds homes, and makes a range of forest products essential to everyday lives. Weyerhaeuser manages its timberland on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards. At the end of 2010, the company employed approximately 14,000 employees in 10 countries. Weyerhaeuser has customers worldwide and generated USD 6.6 billion in sales in 2010. Its stock trades on the New York Stock exchange under the symbol WY. Additional information is available at http://www.weyerhaeuser.com.


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