But be aware that the PC feelgood nature of today's climate states that cutting any live tree is bad. just the opposite is true. There are many unhelthy forests, most in fact, because they have not been thinned and managed.
Very true. And they learned a hard lesson about forest fires several years ago too by letting things go "natural"...they had several natural disasters on their hands that got out of control (and did alot of property damage and killed people)
I may be as guilty of spreading 1/2
the facts as anyone. I am a dyed in the wool tree hugger, no sense denying it. I love trees and everything about them, they are a marvel too me. I see a huge specimen in the timber and I will even talk to it (yea I am nuts
). But proper forest management is key to these beautiful things. I rail against clear cutting deforestation, just for the loggers profit without regard to anything else. That repulses me. But selective logging is as important to a healthy forest as sunlight and water.
I advocate the use of deadfalls,tree service removals and utilization of trees that are being cut because we are encroaching further into the timber as our population grows. Too many of these examples are being hauled off as waste. Sometimes that message can be confused with "never cut a tree for the lumber" when it is more my view "Try to find one that was cut for another reason first" they are out there going to waste right now.