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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 22

Baek for Tanning- Leather

Baek for Tanning- Leather

Is an industry which is developing largely from the possession of .forests, one firm alone, Messrs J. Kingsland and Co., of this town, exporting to the Northern tanneries hundreds of tons of red pine or rimu and karamai (birch) bark for tanning leather, exclusive of the large quantity which is used in our local tanneries—and Messrs Kingsland and Co. use over 150 tons themselves per annum. Some better system of- collecting the bark is required, and it might be worth the consideration of the Waste Lands Board whether sawmillers should not be compelled to cut the bark off the red pine trees, and utilise or sell it, instead of allowing it to be burnt on the slabs, which usually form the first cut of the circular saw.