Davis, Norman

Date: February 24, 2017

Interview 282a: In this interview Jonathan Gerland speaks with former Temple Inland hardwood forester Norman Davis about his experiences with the company in the 1990’s. They discuss the condition of the hardwood bottomlands, the process of cutting these bottomlands, and the philosophy for managing hardwood bottomlands in East Texas. Mr. Davis talks about the hardwood management plan, the attitudes of company officials towards hardwood cutting (particularly Arthur Temple, Jr. and Jack Sweeny), the company’s foray into Eucalyptus farming in Mexico, and beaver trapping. They discuss Boggy Slough, in particular.

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