DEBATE OF '98- fundamental tools of forestry
redoak at forestmeister.com
Mon Apr 20 08:42:36 EST 1998
Larry Caldwell wrote:
> In article <353A1039.82C1CC24 at forestmeister.com>,
> Joseph Zorzin <redoak at forestmeister.com> wrote:
> > The basic tools of forestry are crude at best; heavy equipment and
> > chainsaws. Will we have better tools in the 21st century?
> You have an odd idea of tools, Joe. Heavy equipment and chainsaws only
> get used during harvest. What about microscopes, mycorrhizae, gene
> mapping, entomology, GPS surveys, and a raft of other forestry tools
> we use every day?
> Don't confuse logging with forestry. They're not the same.
> -- larry
Hmmm... but Larry, most of that stuff doesn't get used on harvesting-
and harvesting is the essence of forestry- good or bad. And as far as
forestry research goes, I don't think of it- I haven't seen any forestry
research in the past 25 years that has ANYTHING to do with normal
everyday forestry practice.
"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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