redoak at forestmeister.com
Mon Oct 27 06:36:14 EST 1997
Ron Wenrich wrote:
> What's the reason for not allowing trees to be killed? I've allowed for
> this and even demanded it on certain trees. Its a way to enhance wildlife
> while removing an undesirable seed source. I usually use it on black gum,
> which are generally hollow and a hazard to cut. I've also used it on trees
> with metal in it, i.e. fence or tree stands. I don't want it in the next
> harvest, and it will be more difficult to see during marking or cutting.
In this case only- because the landowner likes to walk the property with
his children and friends and doesn't like the idea of girdled trees
since they most likely will break, possibly being a danger- and when
they break they'll be messy looking. In all other cases I have allowed
girdling the trees.
In this case almost every tree is a good one so few are likely to be
left. If many of the trees were poor quality, possibly being left, I
wouldn't demand that they drop the trees- or I might not find a buyer.
In this case, the quality is so good I'll have no trouble writing my own
ticket of demands- reasonable ones.
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