July 5, 2009

Riddle me this

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:47 pm by Chris

Why do clear lengths of gorgeous, rot resistant old-growth cedar imported half-way across the world from North America cost less in Auckland than clear lengths of scungy nothing-special plantation grown radiata pine, transported less than 400km from the Bay of Plenty?

The paradox of growing low-quality timber, I guess. The cream of the crop is so thin it ends up being expensive.


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