Ayn Rand Institute's Neo Nazi Forestry web page!
dgossman at gcisolutions.com
Sat Oct 28 21:45:03 EST 2000
"Langrrr" <Langrrr at aol.com> wrote in message
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> In article <133892467837839NEWS2LX at news.bitstream.net>,
> John Musielewicz<a123456 at bitstream.net> wrote:
> > > In article <364112467843475NEWS2LX at news.bitstream.net>,
> > Clear-cuts have been used because they
> > are cheap and effient. All you have to do is mark the area to cut, cut
> > a road, hack down the trees and haul them out. No fuss no muss and you
> > can take the trees in quantity very easily. Compare that to selective
> > cutting. Now that is both time and labor intensive. Economically a
> > can't be beat.
> I'm not arguing the economics. I'm arguing the ecology.
I'll argue the economics. Clear cutting the native timber mix on my farm
would cost a fortune. There are times where it is needed from a forest
management perspective to regenerate certain areas, but cutting hackberry
and cottonwood does not have a significant economic return. Rather clearly
this depends on the forest and what it is being managed for but the blanket
statement that it is less costly is simply not true.
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