Apple, which has invested $20 billion in the US timber industry over the last decade, has carved out a spot in a small creek in southern California’s Plum Creek.
Its new tree sits in the middle of the creek bed, a short distance from a woodshop that once sold lumber from the area.
The company says it is the first such forested site in the state, though the timber company that owns the land says it does not have a permit for it.
Apple has not said what the trees will be used for, or why the timber business is still in business.
But it is a significant investment.
In recent years, Apple has been expanding its presence in the timber industry by developing factories, factories, and distribution centers, according to a report by the Center for American Progress.
The group says that, since 2010, Apple had invested more than $400 million in the California timber industry.
A few years ago, the company announced a partnership with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to establish a state-owned timber company, but the deal was not approved, and the company later withdrew the proposal.
After the company withdrew the plans, a coalition of groups that support timber conservation filed a lawsuit against the company.
Apple is now seeking to build a new company to expand its operations.
But its new project is located in a remote forest, just south of the town of Plum Creek, and is still not officially part of the state’s timber industry, which was formally created in 1892.
The Plum Creek timber mill, which is owned by the California Timber Corporation, is just across Plum Creek from Apple’s new office, and it sits on a busy dirt road in the town, where it is not visible from the road.
It is a small area, about 40 square miles.
The road that Apple is using for its project cuts through a forest that is covered in oak, and trees in this area of Plum are more than 80 years old.
According to the Plum Creek Fire Protection District, the Plum creek mill was the last mill on Plum Creek before the dam was built.
Plum Creek is a historic, old-growth forest in the Plum Valley, and a large portion of it is forested.
According the US Forest Service, Plum Creek was designated a National Forest in 1977.
It covers an area of 2.4 million acres, and about 5 percent of it has been designated as forested in the past 20 years.
“The Plum Creek mill has been in operation since the late 1800s, and has produced an array of products including furniture, lumber, and timber,” Plum Creek Township Supervisor James Tuck told Recode.
“When Apple and the Plum County Board of Supervisors decided to make this a Forest Reserve, it was a great decision.
Plum creek was the first mill to be established on Plum creek, and Apple has always been a big part of this community.
But I think that is part of why Apple decided to build their own mill, to continue to grow the industry here.”
Tuck says he is concerned that Apple may move into Plum Creek without a permit because it is “not a forest.”
“It’s a piece of property that Apple doesn’t own, and if Apple moves into Plum creek without a valid permit, they are essentially taking over a piece that belongs to Plum Creek,” he said.
Apple declined to comment on the Plum tree project, and said it was not a part of its investment strategy.
Apple also declined to provide the name of the company building the Plum Mill.
But a spokesperson for the company told Recosode that it was one of the largest and most profitable timber companies in the world, and that the company was “looking to expand into the Plum Hills area.”
Plum Creek has been one of Apple’s largest manufacturing and distribution hubs since it opened in 2003.
The mill employs more than 800 people, and many of them have long-term jobs in the company’s supply chain, including the Apple Watch, according a 2013 statement by the Plum Forest Alliance.
Apple’s Plum Forest mill was built in 2010, according the Plum Forestry Alliance, and was originally intended to be used as a timber mill for the Apple Store, but it was moved to a factory for the iPhone 7 and the iPad Pro.
A company spokesperson told Recodes that “the Plum Creek Mill is being built as an industrial facility for Apple to develop and operate its supply chain and supply chain services, and to help support its operations.”
A recent article in the New York Times reported that the Plum Mills workers who make Apple products have also been working as part of Apple factories for years, but there is no indication that the workers who work in the factory have been working for Apple in the same role for decades.
In 2017, the Times reported on a series of stories that showed how Apple employees in China were forced to work for low wages and under bad conditions.