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Local trees heading overseas

Nelson’s tree loss is Japan’s gain.

Kalesnokiff Lumber is close to clearing out the dozens of logs torn or cut down in Rosemont’s Art Gibbon Park following the big storm in June.

The local mill produces a special Douglas-fir product for the interior of Japanese homes called taruki.

Fibre manager Dwane Sorenson says it’s pretty unique to think a part of a nelson park will be in someone’s home across the pacific.

And he says there’ll be a story to tell their customers.

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Sorenson says exposed wood in ceilings is an important facet of Japanese home building.

*Picture – trees all over Nelson were uprooted by the June storm

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