Federal Way, Washington, USA, 28 July 2009 — Due to the extremely high fire danger brought on by mid-summer 100 degree F. weather, Weyerhaeuser Company is closing all tree farms to public access in Oregon and Washington. Visitors planning a trip to Weyerhaeuser forestlands in Oregon and Washington are reminded to call the company’s statewide, toll-free telephone numbers before heading out to the woods.
In Washington, tree farms in the Vail, Aberdeen, Raymond, and St. Helens operating areas will be indefinitely closed to public recreational access. In Oregon, tree farms in the North Coast, North Willamette Valley, South Willamette Valley, Springfield, and Coos Bay operating areas will be indefinitely closed to public recreational access.
Important public access information is available throughout high fire danger seasons in both states via the following hotline numbers: 888-741-5403 (Oregon) and 866-636-6531 (Washington).
Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest forest products companies, was incorporated in 1900. In 2008, sales were USD 8 billion. It has offices or operations in 10 countries, with customers worldwide. Weyerhaeuser is principally engaged in the growing and harvesting of timber; the manufacture, distribution, and sale of forest products; and real estate construction and development. Additional information about Weyerhaeuser's businesses, products, and practices is available at http://www.weyerhaeuser.com.