The State Senate wants a commission to find ways to make better use of our forests by finding new ways to use the wood that timber cutting companies leave behind. Senator Doyle Childers of Reeds Spring says timber cutters only use about sixty percent of each tree. But St. Louis Senator Joan Bray says the study will be flawed from the start because the committee does not include any representatives of environmental organization. But Childers says the commission includes forestry experts from universities and the forest service, the conservation and natural resources department and is to look at environmental as well as economic issues.
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