Where are the trees?

@clrumfelt (5452)
United States
July 3, 2008 11:16am CST
There is a lot of forest around where I live, but I have noticed in the last few years our beautiful hardwood trees are being replaced with pine forests. A large lumber company bought a lot of the land and it cutting down our beautiful hardwoods and replacing them with the pines. The pines will grow in just a few years, but the hardwoods take many years to grow. Some areas where they have harvested the trees look like a bomb has razed the land and left nothing there. It is sad for me to see the loads of logs go by on the trucks toward the sawmill and know they have taken some more of the hardwoods out.
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@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
27 Aug 08
Forest management is important but it should be done in a responsible fashion. Where are the trees? Some of them are in my yard. I plant a variety of pine and hardwood trees. It is not a lot but I do try to do my part for the world. I have a bunch of trees that I need to transplant around the yard. I started them from seed.
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@clrumfelt (5452)
• United States
27 Aug 08
Good for you. If I could buy up all the land and keep the loggers out of there, I would. The forests are so beautiful before the raze the land or take out all the big beautiful trees and leave only little scraggly ones behind. Thanks for your input.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
27 Aug 08
I see those log trucks going by all the time around here. I live in Missouri. We have a few places around here that cut the wood up. One place you can see that it has been cut into about 6 or 7 different types of lumber.
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@clrumfelt (5452)
• United States
27 Aug 08
I guess it is going on everywhere throughout the USA. It not only defaces the land, it destroys it because of erosion, and it contributes to the poor quality of our air without trees. Probably it is one reason smog has taken over some of our cities so badly.