Closing USFS Roads

Joseph Zorzin redoak at
Wed Apr 15 10:12:15 EST 1998

Larry Harrell wrote:
> Don Staples <dstaples at> wrote in article
> <35343652.75AA at>...
> > Don Baccus wrote:
> >
> > > Of course, the head of the Texas Forest Service only talks about how
> > > cheaply he can replant.  Road closing isn't done in order to simply
> > > create strips of trees in the old roadbeds, and it isn't the main cost
> > > involved with closing roads.
> > >
> > > So he's comparing apples and oranges.
> >
> > No, he is pointing out some really rediculous cost figures for
> > renovation of sites.
> I'm sure that it includes costs for ripping the compacted roadbed. Without
> that, you'll have a whole bunch of banzai trees. Ripping is quite expensive
> and, depending on hardness of soil and rock content, rough on machines.

Seems crazy to go through the trouble and expense of ripping the road.
Just block it off so nobody can get to it; then grow those bonsai trees.

"Still, after a year, the only forestry web page in the otherwise
sophisticated state of Massachusetts"

"In wilderness is the preservation of the world."
Henry David Thoreau

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