Saturday, December 03, 2022

A plea for trees

| June 15, 2022 1:00 AM

Our industry leaders are proving their worth again by moving forward with all haste to remove all protection for our shade trees. Our Forest Service and state foresters have very little respect for the honest truth when they plow through the laws that shelter the wildlife we depend on.

They pretend to follow the notion that we need to save what old growth that remains but the old-timers know that the old growth trees no longer exist. In keeping with a good mix of similar aged trees, they would save jobs and provide shade for all living critters but that is a practice of the past.

The mills have all the logs they need. The removal of the overstory has allowed the winds to push over the trees that stand alone. That alone fills a large portion of our local mill yards.

Just wait and see and let the pros do their bidding.

Charles Overcast, Whitefish

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