Re: Life Duty Death & Denial

Gwendoly Piper (
24 Sep 1995 19:36:08 GMT

Warrl kyree Tale'sedrin ( wrote:
: (CamillaH) wrote:

: >There's a great book out which discusses much of what's been said here
: >called "The Trees Are Dying - The Pandemic in America's Forests." It's by
: >a guy named Little. Email me if you're interested in his full name and
: >the publisher.

: >Mr. Little writes a very well researched, balanced book which shows we're
: >in deep doo-doo. He says we've managed to accomplish 10,000 years worth
: >of environmental changes in just 100 years. One person he quotes talks
: >about the ice age and how trees dying preceded the last one.

: I believe we have achieved 10,000 years worth of environmental change
: regarding the forest, in less than 500 years. That is, the forests
: receded dramatically and then came back dramatically.

: >Don't know what the answer, but it seems to me we better get off our butts
: >now and do what we can.

: How about if we arrange for *more* forestland in the US than was the
: case, say, 100 years ago.

: Oops, sorry, already done.

I would like to *see* that: and there is more to a forest than trees:
ie tree crops owned by "respoinsible" logging corps are what is called a
monoculture: they aren't what a forest should be.

A hundred years ago was the peak of wood use for fuel, etc, wasn't it?
And also the filling-out of the frontier?

How about we bring back as much forest as say, 300 years ago?

sounds better to me.

Magic Rat

----Don't ask me, Midgarder, I just work here.---