Closing USFS Roads

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


Larry Harrell wrote:
> 
> Don Staples <dstaples at livingston.net> wrote in article
> <35343652.75AA at livingston.net>...
> > 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.

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