800 year old tree stolen

Started May 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
Chato
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In reply to Don_D, May 23, 2012

Don_D wrote:

Chato wrote:

Here's a sensible comment from the link...

Actually, leaving it to rot would be a better choice, environmentally speaking. Certainly they could have gotten a few hundred, or even a few thousand dollars for it, but by letting it rot it would provide a home and food for thousands of insects (which feed birds), and various mosses, funghi, and eventually when completely broken down return its nutrients to the soil.

I don't want politicians looking at trees a source of money because they are too lazy to manage well. They have billions and can't maange, what's a few thousand more at the cost of breaking the cycle of life?

I couldn't disagree more.

As much as I deplore the criminal cutting of this tree, once it is down it's best use is for lumber, fencing, whatever. The use of this lumber just might prevent other trees for being cut down to provide the same wood.

A doubtful proposition...

This one tree, as old and beautiful as it might have been, when compared to the volume of lessor trees in the vast forests, would actually add very, very little to the environment by letting it go to waste, to decay.

I consider myself to be an environmentalist, but this idea is an example of the crackpot ideas that "greens" come up with....their hearts are in the right place, but they have no practical sense what so ever.

...and by the way, cedar is used for fence posts because they last a very long time, the insects don't like to chew on it because of the oil in the wood.

As a wild mushroom hunter, I have GOT to disagree...

This after all IS a park, and not a resource for wood chippers running short on pressed board.

Dave

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