Best reason to cut down a tree...

@aseretdd (13712)
Philippines
March 25, 2008 11:47pm CST
With the many benefits that we get from trees and with the Global Warming problem... and a lot of scientist say that the best remedy for this is to stop cutting down trees and to plant more in tropical areas... So, what would be the best reason to cut down a tree?... Do you think that a new high way... or the construction of a building is a good enough reason to cut trees in that particular area?...
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
27 Mar 08
Anyone with any concern for the environment would not want to cut down trees, but as you said, there are reason why some trees need cutting down. Firstly, there are plantation trees that are grown for the purpose of cutting down & processing for a pulp mill. Then there are trees which have been planted in inappropiate places & the roots are causing structural damage to buildings. These need to be cut down too. I dont thunk a highway is a good enough reason to cut down a tree, they can just put the highway around the tree. The roads dont have to be straight. Buildings can sometimes be designed around trees too, but not always.
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
27 Mar 08
I have never seen a plantation tree before... i thought they cut down trees from the forest to turn into paper... well... it seem like trees like some animals can also be domesticated in some level... but i do agree that before building roads and constructing building... measures should be made to preserve the trees in the area... thanks for the response...
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
27 Mar 08
We have lots of plantation trees in Australia, particularly in the south. After maturity, which is about ten years for Blue Gum, the trees are cut down, & processed into pulp. It is then sent to Japan to be made into paper. More trees are planted after this, thousands of them.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
27 Mar 08
I don't the Philippines have such a plantation... so most of the paper we have are either imported of made from recycled paper... thank you for sharing this info...
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@owstalaga (4200)
• Philippines
20 Apr 08
i don't think there is a best reason to cut down a tree, unless it disrupts a public activity or something. Maybe one of the best reason to cut a tree is if it's out of place... like in the middle of the hi-way (if ever it grows there for some reason). However people should remember that we should FIRST PLANT A REPLACEMENT OF THE TREE/S at the appropriate place/s before cutting down a tree! But sometimes there are people who do not know the significance of trees and so they just cut trees down w/o remorse because they are not informed. I think we all should share our concern for the earth by telling other people the significance of having trees around the city or anywhere else. =)
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
21 Apr 08
There should be a law about the replacement of cutting a tree for whatever reason... and it should be implemented strictly... with the global warming crisis... all government should think of how to help alleviate this problem... because are all affected... thanks for the response...
@owstalaga (4200)
• Philippines
26 Apr 08
Yes that's right, there should be a law for that... but the problem is... would the police implement it? if no one reports violations... no one will be caught... unless the police (or barangay officials?) witness it themselves right? Haaay.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
28 Apr 08
Well, that is indeed a problem... we have a lot of good laws... but implementation sucks... i guess ordinary people can get away with it... but those whose business involves the use of trees in their products should be strictly regulated...
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
6 Jun 08
Hello aseretdd, Unless the tree poses a danger to human kind, like going to fall down during storm or heavy rain, there is no apparent reason why you need to cut down a tree. Sometimes, the developers have no choice but to cut down the trees when they need to build a new highway and this will result to more global warming. In my area, there are less trees now compare to the last few years and I can feel that it is hotter than before.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
That is the same thing here in my area... subdivision developers are cutting down decade old trees for the sake of development... where in fact... they can still do something to save the trees... they think that is the price of growth and development in all countries... thnaks for the response...