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Weyerhaeuser Indefinitely Closes Oregon Timberlands to Public Access Due to Extreme Forest Fire Danger

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Weyerhaeuser Indefinitely Closes Oregon Timberlands to Public Access Due to Extreme Forest Fire Danger13:33 EDT Thursday, September 08, 2011 FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (Business Wire) -- Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE:WY) today announced effective immediately that all of its western Oregon timberlands will be closed to public access due to the current extreme forest fire danger. Public access to its timberlands will remain closed until the weather improves. Due to the hot weather, wildfire danger is at the highest levels of the summer and likely to rise further in the coming days. According to the Oregon Department of Forestry, the high heat, low humidity, and lightning in the forecast, puts fire danger at high or extreme across most of the state – in the drier eastern and interior southwestern regions, as well as in the Coast Range and the Willamette Valley. For updates and more information about public access for Oregon timberlands, please call Weyerhaeuser's 24-hour Oregon hunter and recreation access information line: 1-888-741-5403. Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest forest products companies, began operations in 1900. We grow and harvest trees, build homes and make a range of forest products essential to everyday lives. We manage our timberland on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards. At the end of 2010, we employed approximately 14,000 employees in 10 countries. We have customers worldwide and generated $6.6 billion in sales in 2010. Our stock trades on the New York Stock exchange under the symbol WY. Additional information about us is available at Weyerhaeuser CompanyMedia ? Greg Miller, 503-588-0311