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Timber Sales

The Questionable Origins and Longevity of the Tree Act

On May 22, 2008, a phenomenal event occurred in the taxation of timber: regular business corporations became entitled--for one year--to claim a tax rate of not over 15% on various kinds of dispositions of timber. The change arose under...

The Salvage Timber Sales Law: A Serious Threat to Public Lands Management

Despite the recent furor over the environmental damage threatened by the Republican-dominated 104th Congress, the so-called salvage logging bill—a rider on a budget-rescissions bill—so far is one of the few changes to environmental...