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Jepson Field Book volume 18 page 42 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 18 page 42
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Benicia  It is practically as cheap as Tan Oak bark and tans as well. It comes to New York from the Argentine and the small lots that come here are transhipped around the Horn.  We grind 8 1/2 cords bark daily to put on 100 hides, say 12 hides to the cord. We used to get only 10 hides from the cord. We have never used second-growth.  The freight per cord Willits to Benicia is _7.00, a fearfully high price; costs as much as here to New York City! Rate same to San Francisco. Rate determined by price of bark in S.F. which is controlled by ::::::::: Oct. 14, 1907.  the bark coming in by water from up coast. We do not ask for cheaper rate because if rate were lowered the people up country would put the difference on the stumpage. The price of bark each season is a matter in which the human equation enters. I could go out and influence the price of bark _2.00 per ton one way or the other. If it is said bark will be cheap people won't peel. Bark is high and the next season everybody peels. The yield this year is 20,000 cords. Bark does not deteriorate in the shed. It does not leech better one time than another. The
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