Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:39 pm
by AndrewJoslin
Joe wrote:I am particularly interested in this because I had a debate with my state's Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program which tries to protect species near the edge of their range- including trees- which has caused them to tell me that some species of trees near the edge of their range are VERBOTEN to cut. I wasn't happy about that- that an agency can restrict my silvicultural work with totalitarian power- causing one of many "wars" with state agencies. I couldn't even thin one species where there were dozens of specimens!

Wow, that's ironic considering the battle to save the mature tuliptrees from being logged at the northern edge of their natural range in Robinson State Park/Massachusetts.