logging comment

The Times Observer did and article in Recession. "Stopping that harvesting wasn't just an environmental disgrace, as he goes on.. I would like to comment on that.
With respect to the comment ""Stopping that harvesting wasn't just an environmental disgrace; it had a huge, huge economic impact,". Please, allow me address the issue taken that reduced logging is an environmental disgrace. It's a shame that Luloff has no understanding of the ecological stages of trees and their associates. He would have a different opinion if he did. Beware of so-called forest experts who do not understand of tree biology. A forest is a highly ordered arrangement of living organisms living in, on and around the ecological stages of trees in such a fashion that assures high quality survival for all. Some of the reasons logging is being reduced in the ANF is the concern for forest health. Large, fallen trees in various stages of decay contribute much-needed diversity to terrestrial and aquatic habitats in Pennsylvania forest. When most biological activity in soil is limited by low moisture availability in summer, the fallen tree-soil interface offers a relatively cool, moist habitat for animals and a substrate for microbial and root activity. Intensified utilization and management can deprive future forests of large, fallen trees. The impact of this loss on habitat diversity and on long-term forest productivity must be determined because managers need sound information on which to base resource management decisions. . . dying and dead wood provides one of the two or three greatest resources for animal species in a natural forest . . . if fallen timber and slightly decayed trees are removed the whole system is gravely impoverished of perhaps ,more than a fifth of its fauna. Evidence that soil organic reserves, particularly wood, play important roles in maintaining forest site quality emphasizes the need to properly manage woody materials. Thus, the viewpoint that woody residue represents only waste or a fire hazard must be reassessed. Forest users and managers must recognize the benefits, equivalent to long-term fertilization, that woody and other organic reserves contribute to ecosystems such as a forest. The more they subsidized logging in the ANF, the more reduced the value of private timber will be. Economic based forest management really has failed out of the ignorance of tree biology. Maybe Luloff should buy some land and log it, if that is what he thinks makes a forest healthily. For clearly defined terms relating to tree biology please visit our non-profit site: www.treedictionary.com . Ignorance of tree biology has been and still is a major problem for trees and their associates worldwide. When managing land for the public, such as ANF, an understanding of tree biology must be present in the decision making process. More issues regarding the management of Federal Public Land must and shall be addressed, other than economics. In reality, subsidizing logging in National Forest is not an economically popular idea at most. Luloff also claims that "abrupt decline in the timber harvest in the Allegheny National Forest during the 1990s due to lawsuits filed by environmentalists against logging had a crippling effect on the region, much like the sharp decline of the steel industry had on Pittsburgh during the 1970s and 1980s." Reduced subsidy in ANF will increase the value of the wood for the private land owner trying to make a buck in these hard times. Common sense is anything but common.
Sincerely, John A. Keslick, Jr. Consulting Forester & Tree Expert http://home.ccil.org/~treeman and www.treedictionary.com Beware of so-called tree experts who do not understand tree biology. Storms, fires, floods, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions keep reminding us that we are not the boss.
Keslick And Son
Modern Arboriculture
214 N. Penn Street
West Chester, Pa 19380
610-864-5251
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The lack of knowledge of biology is readily apparent in your so called tree dictonary. I wonder who you plagerized for the bulk of your comments.

At least you reduced the impact of your false identity.
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I see your back to the "only" thing you know, Donny.
Ya know Donny, if you learned how to prune, even you, "the dirty underbelly" of forestry, might be able to find work.
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