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stewardship of the Earth and that each land owner has the right to manage
their property to the best of their own interest. They also have the
obligation to maintain the property for the benefit of generations to come.
The Chinese have a saying that "The journey of a thousand miles begins with
the first step", in land management the journey begins with nothing more
complicated than the step of establishment of goals and methodology to reach
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the field, encourage land owners to take that step necessary to implement
practices to optimize the land potential in methods suited to their needs
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Don, all you are talking about is cutting the wood out? What about tree
See: http://www.treedictionary.com/DICT2003/SOUND /
Don Staples writes:
Salvage and restoration. There comes a time when nature just does not
cooperate with the best of management efforts. At that time you may have to
salvage whats left, and start anew. Salvage is a very different sales effort
for forest products. Usually, the sales material is damaged, dead, or dying.
Finding a market for this material can be tricky, and incomes low. But, best
to move the material, get it out of the way for future work. Take what
income you can from the salvage, and set it aside for planting the site.
Restoration can mean a lot of work, depending on what caused the initial
damage. It may include dirt work to reshape an area, control burning to
remove the remaining dead material and for site prep, and of course
The cost would be based on the nature of the work, including outside
assistance from vendors.
What about Tree Biology Don??????????????????????????
If I needed a tree biologist, I would hire one, fortunately, there is no
such a critter, so I don't hire one.
You still lack reading comprehension. Forestry is not about a single tree
biology, it is about an environmental community. Like humans, they get out
of whack, and can be brought back.
Beware a so called tree biologist that has never studied biology.
fungi cannot absorb "carbohydrates", it needs to be broken down
outside of them into building blocks and they can absorb "sugars"
across their cell membranes, across their hyphae. bacteria are the
same in that they secrete substances that break down "food" into
building blocks that can be absorbed.
many bacteria extract their energy from chemicals,like the
chemilithotrophs found at the bottom of sulfur vents deep in the
plants gain their energy from the sun, which is hardly a "nutrient" by
your definition. the solar energy is, in the end, trapped in the
covalent bonds between chemicals, like ATP, glucose, starches and
elements and molecules are the basis of all organic and inorganic
molecules. nutrient is anything needed by a biologic system.
n Sun, 26 Aug 2007 18:11:54 -0400, "symplastless"
I am not trying to call anybody out on anything. If I said my foot was
connected to my nose I would hope you would do me the same favor and tell me
my foot is connected to my ankle. It was not an attack it was just simply
saying that a element is not a nutrient for a tree. Again composted would
mean that at least the wood chips would be symplastless. When we chip up a
branch with a webwork of parenchyma cells (symplast) it smears the
protoplasm all over the place. The micros that attract defenseless cells is
attracted to the protoplasm. So to say that the material is composted would
at least mean it was symplastless. Also the longer you compost the wood
chips the less likely you are to get artillery (sic?) fungus. Sorry that
you took it as an attract. I am not calling anybody out. Do you accept my
Nutrients are those organic and inorganic compounds that a living
organism must acquire from the environment to support essential life
processes, including basal metabolism, growth and maintenance of body
tissues, activity, reproduction, and maintenance of general health.
Nutrients are normally obtained by the ingestion of foods. Organic
nutrients include carbohydrates, proteins or amino acids, lipids, and
vitamins. Inorganic nutrients include minerals. Water is sometimes
included in a listing of nutrients."
scientifically speaking, calcium is both an element and a nutrient.
Few elements are found in an unreactive state, calcium is not one of
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