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Modular chip mills that can be located anywhere have increased wood chip production. On average, the state's 17 mills clear-cut 127,000 acres yearly. There are questions as to how this will affect soil and water quality and wildlife.
Clear-cutting is a technique that allows trees to be cut then ground into wood chips on the spot. Over the past several decades this practice has gotten a bad reputation. Hart discusses benefits that come from forests that are managed by cutting timber.