FEDERAL WAY, Wash.
Aug. 1, 2013
(NYSE: WY) today announced effective immediately that all Weyerhaeuser tree farms in
will be closed to public access due to the extreme forest fire danger. The only exception is
Counties, which will be open for non-motorized recreation access. The closure will remain in effect until the operating areas receive adequate rainfall and the temperatures improve.
Visitors planning a trip to Weyerhaeuser forestlands in
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
, 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 another 14 million acres under long-term licenses in
. 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, and we develop real estate, primarily as a builder of single-family homes. Our company is a real estate investment trust. In 2012, we generated
in sales and employed approximately 13,200 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.
For more information contact:
, (503) 588-0311
SOURCE Weyerhaeuser Company