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Friday, September 19, 2014

Amazing Trees and Their Sad History



California lumberjacks work on Redwoods.  Thousands of tree rings in these ancient trees - each over 1000+ years old or even much older...such a shame...irreplaceable giants.
National park treasures all gone but a few
what kind of men would do such a thing for over 100 years - destroy something they cannot ever fix or replace for 2000 years?
It is an evergreen, long-lived, monoecious tree living 1200–1800 years or more.
An estimated 95% or more of the original old-growth redwood forest has been cut.
In 1850, old-growth redwood forest covered more than 2,000,000 acres...down to
8,100 acres by 1968, by which time nearly 90% of the original redwood trees had been logged. I have been to this forest and seen a few of those that have survived. It is heartbreaking to realize the destruction  and loss that we humans are responsible for. It all comes down to this  - $$$$$$!!

And that is my sermon for Friday, but I promise to be more cheerful and funny for the weekend!!

9 comments:

Mersad said...

I completely relate to your words and agree. It's a big big shame that this is allowed.

Mersad
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Kalpesh Ajugia said...

We humans have already done the damage. Everyone has been a part of it in some way or the other. It's sad but true :-(

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TexWisGirl said...

at least they are protected now (or more so)

Susie of Arabia said...

What a crying shame. Destroying nature like that all for the almighty buck. Greed is a terrible thing. I am back from my blogging break, Sylvia - I missed you.

lotusleaf said...

What a shame! It is the same here also. Great tracts of the rainforest in the Western Ghats are cut down and tea is planted.All for $

Mama Zen said...

Amen!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
I understand the sentiment...but temper with the fact that we all remain ignorant until we learn otherwise... thankfully in this case, before they were wiped out completely. YAM xx

Indrani said...

That is so sad really! :(

Joe Todd said...

It is always about the $$$$

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