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Ruby, Joe

Ruby, Joe

Ruby, Joe

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2012

Interview 136b: In this interview with Jonathan Gerland, former forester Joe Ruby reminisces about his life in forestry and data processing for the Temple Companies, primarily in Pineland.  He talks about his early life, finishing college as a forester, and going to work for Southern Line Lumber Company.  He talks about life in Pineland in the 1950’s through the 1970’s, some of the responsibilities of his job managing the forests, and the differences in practices through his career.  Mr. Ruby talks about different forest management philosophies and how they have changed over the years, particularly with regards to selective harvesting and clearcutting.