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Minnesota forests are plentiful enough they can sustain 5.5 million cords being cut each year, according to the Department of Natural Resources. That figure is double the current level.

DNR: Minnesota forests can sustain 5.5 million cords cut

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Minnesota's forests can sustain logging 5.5 million cords of wood each year, about double the current level, according to an analysis for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources released Monday.

The DNR, in the first major update of the state's 1994 generic environmental impact statement on tree cutting and its impact on the overall forest, estimates the current harvest is about 2.7 million cords per year.

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