Category Archives: Forests

Year of Forests

2011 is the International Year of Forests. What does this mean? Are we going to cut fewer trees this year? That would be nice. Are we going to fine companies this year that cut more trees than they replace? Are … Continue reading

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Energy hungry World

It is interesting how people unable to connect the dots and see the bigger picture. Everyone thinks that if we have clean energy from solar or wind then we are saved and global warming will be reversed. They think that … Continue reading

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The future of BC’s forests

It is not common knowledge of the average city dweller nor do they really care. The forests of BC are changing and not in the right direction.  There is pressure from industry to use the forests for their own purpose – profit … Continue reading

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Life without forests

Try to imagine your life without forests and trees. How does your imagined picture look like? My guess is it is probably pretty grey and boring. Forests are our life lines. We must protect them!  Without forests I doubt you … Continue reading

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Must protect our forests

Over a 50 year lifespan 1 tree makes $31,250 worth of O2, recycles $32,000 worth of water and controls $31,250 worth of soil erosion. In reality you can’t really put a price on what a tree worth because simply it … Continue reading

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Landscape amnesia

We suffer from landscape amnesia! We are rapidly forgetting how different the surrounding landscape looked like 50 years ago, because the change from year to year has been so gradual. Therefore most people who are still spending their life in … Continue reading

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Forests are our lifelines

From the book “Collapse” by Jared Diamond “More then half of the world’s original forests have been cut down or heavily damaged in the last 8,000 years. Yet our consumption of forests products is accelerating, with the result that more … Continue reading

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