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Sunday, May 5, 2013

As I mentioned yesterday, about forests:

I found this on Facebook this morning, as if someone had read my blog and wanted to reply on FB. Well, okay, maybe not really thinking of me, but as if...


Here we have a university in the US quoting a professor at a university in India. I am from British Columbia, where the forestry industry is decimating many of our old-growth forests. When I moved to southeastern Alberta, and we bought our little hobbit house outside the city of Medicine Hat, I started planting trees.

Thank you to scientists such as Professor Das, who recognize that saving the trees will ultimately save the planet. Oxygen! Pollution control! Control soil erosion! Increase soil fertility! Recycle water! Provide homes for birds and animals!

Hug a tree today. It feels good. If it's too hard to hug, smile at it and say "hi"!

7 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love this post, Kay, as you know. I am living in a logging town, watching the slopes turn bare and brown all around me. I love that this info is on facebook. That is cool. The old argument is always "we need the jobs". The response? No jobs on a dead planet.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari om
...and here, here!!! Nuff said. &*>

Fireblossom said...

That might be the only way to make the moneybags types care.

Grandmother said...

It's really very simple, isn't it?

Dimple said...

The problem, as I see it, is allowing the desire for money to override common sense. Trees are a renewable resource, if they are not cut willy-nilly to line the pockets of people. If they are not harvested (sensibly) then they burn. Balance, as usual, is the goal (or it should be!)
Keep planting trees! They are, as you have noted, important in many ways.

Kay said...

Sigh... I wish we had more room to plant trees! I think I'll go ahead and plant one in our parkway. :-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Excellent! thanks for sharing. I never see reallay good things like this on FB. Maybe I need new friends ;>!