It's Only a Tree...Grow Another One

It's Only a Tree...Grow Another One

PostBy: gaw On: Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:31 pm

Please tell me this is some publicity stunt and these people are actors. Or better yet, is this an SNL skit?
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Re: It's Only a Tree...Grow Another One

PostBy: orvis On: Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:17 pm

http://www.psychlaws.org/GeneralResources/fact2.htm

Coincidence?
There must be a middle ground between "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and the current state of affairs.
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Re: It's Only a Tree...Grow Another One

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:03 pm

And we wonder why everything around us is so screwed up!!

http://www.earthfirst.org/

Think the term "Environmentalist Wackos" fits here??

If we listened to people like this we'd regress back 500 years and be living in huts and foraging for food like an animal.

That reminds me, there's a tree out back I'm planning to cut down for firewood.

Guess those people don't use live trees for Christmas (can you imaging...all of them sitting around a live Christmas tree and screaming? Hee Hee). :D
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Re: It's Only a Tree...Grow Another One

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:34 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:If we listened to people like this we'd regress back 500 years and be living in huts and foraging for food like an animal.


Sorry, wrong answer. :oops: This would require we walk through the woods and hurt poor plants and kill an animal. I've seen one of these nitwits on TV in "his" forest actually suggesting that it and other large tracks of land be set aside solely for the "wildlife" and that humans not be allowed to go their. :roll:

I also got the impression this wouldn't apply to him because he's "special". This crowd goes way overboard sometimes however where the really old overgrowth is concerned I sometimes tend to agree *to a point* with them. There's only a few spots left in the Valley with real old growth and it's spectacular to say the least. People see a forest around here that has only matured for hundred years and they think it's natural but its not even close to what it should be. Some of these areas should be preserved but let's be reasonable. Get a grip people!
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Re: It's Only a Tree...Grow Another One

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:55 pm

Ah virgin timber....
These are the same nuts who wont let Mommy Nature clear the under brush with a little fire every now and again.....
Then a big one destroys the very thing they were protecting because of all the fuel left unburnt by baby fires...
Mother Nature does more damage with one natural event than us humans do in 10 years....
The Cape had no trees to speak of after the Pilgrims had their way.....
Now everyone is letting the brush and trees grow back and destroying the open space that some endangered species need to survive....
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Re: It's Only a Tree...Grow Another One

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:31 am

Stern is playing the audio and discussing it right now. Hysterical. :D

I wonder where these people live, certainly not in a house built out of wood.
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Re: It's Only a Tree...Grow Another One

PostBy: coalkirk On: Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:44 am

There are two of these nut jobs in a tree somewhere on USC Berkley and they've been there for 2 years. They were court ordered to vacate this week. Should be interesting.
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Re: It's Only a Tree...Grow Another One

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:39 am

CapeCoaler wrote:Ah virgin timber....
These are the same nuts who wont let Mommy Nature clear the under brush with a little fire every now and again.....
Then a big one destroys the very thing they were protecting because of all the fuel left unburnt by baby fires...


I was out in Yosemite and one of the park rangers was explaining this. These enormous wildfires that you seea are partly to blame and places like Yosemite and Yellowstone are much more vulnerable. For 100 years they were quite successful in putting them out which was a bad thing, as he you explained there is now an enormous amount of fuel on the ground and if one gets going they have a hard time stopping it. What's worse is these trees are "fireproof" to some dgree and can withstand the smaller fires easily. The larger fire however they can't. There was enormous swaths of completely dead forests when we were out there that are going to take hundreds of years to recover. If you have never been there even the small ones 4 or 5 hundred years old are garagantun.

Here's biggest one in Yosemite , bottom limbs are 6 feet across. 1/3 a football field to walk around it.

http://www.shannontech.com/ParkVision/Y ... ite11.html

Note the burned portion, that's from previous fire probably hundreds of years ago.
The Grizzly Giant is not only old--"grizzly"--but it is also enormous--a "giant." The tree is 100 feet around at the base with a diameter of 29 feet (sometimes quotes as 31), and is 209 feet high, although it presently has a snag top and once was much higher. It is the largest tree in Yosemite and is believed to be the 5th largest tree on earth, weighing an astounding 2 million pounds and comprising 30,000 cubic feet of lumber, enough to build some 20 homes. Its lowest limbs are 6 feet across


The speck you see is my cousin standing there:
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