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Classic Redwood Story

Post by Lucas » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:12 pm ... -redwoods/

"This bottom-up approach worked, in the end, swaying state and federal government in favour of a 48,000 acre expansion, but something went very wrong. As politicians moved with their signature slowness to safeguard these lands, the logging companies which yet owned them stepped up their efforts, working through the evenings by flashlight to harvest everything they could from these ancient forests.

When the expansion began to take legal shape there arose a troubling provision – that foresters could, even after the new park borders were set, harvest any tree already on the ground. It’s been reported that, just in advance of Jimmy Carter’s establishing signature in 1978, several logging companies instructed their employees to knock down every tree they possible could; harvesting could wait." ... e&ie=UTF-8

Likely tied to the junk bond psychopath noted for saying re: trashing redwoods he believed in the golden rule. "Those with gold make the rules."
We travel the Milky way together, trees and men. - John Muir

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