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Forest carbon emissions of shake and shingle mills in BC
MILLS PRODUCING SHAKES AND SHINGLES create pressure to clearcut BC old-growth forests. To keep a mill running requires extensive logging of forests close to the mill. That results in a large release of forest carbon in a radius around the mill that can be attributed to the operation of a given mill. Below we provide the approximate associated emissions for each shake and shingle mill that was operating in BC in 2018. The emissions are based on the mills' annual production capacity as recorded by the forests ministry in its Major Mill Survey. Note that BC's largest shake and shingle mill, Teal Cedar Products Ltd in Surrey, did not report its output to the ministry of forests. We have estimated Teal's output and the associated emission at the bottom of the spreadsheet.