Uh, could you possibly try and explain what your talking about? Where as
logging has something to do with cellulose (i.e., that's what is harvested)
where did I, or any one else, ever say cellulose (what a forest is) is bad
for a forest? You really need to take your meds.
many projects on the Allegheny National Forest are planned under the false
premise that logging helps increase the health of a forest.
It probably would not take long to review your website and find the latter.
Your site here for starters, give me a chance and I will find more examples.
please explain what biological benefit logging has for forest health?
Clip from http://www.livingston.net/dstaples/Services/salvage.htm
"Nature just does not cooperate with the best of management efforts. At
that time you may have to salvage whats left."
Don, you do not understand or know how to work with nature. You work
against nature. Why would there be a requirement to "salvage" cellulose, or
shall I lucidly say, "ROB" the forest, of much required cellulose? And you
say you are a forester. Maybe I am a forester.
I will work on it throughout my day. However, a very good book that you
can get your library to get is
100 Tree Myths by Shigo. It's about myths and half truths. The book is
I will be working on others.
Here is my first 21. I am working on it. Please have a little patience.
Myths and half truths
Meristematic points are dormant buds
Trees heal wounds
Trees have root flares at the base of the trunk
Trees are a natural renewable resource, keep cutting them and they will come
back the way they were
Peach trees respond like apple trees internally when pruned.
Soil is dirt.
All tree species have heartwood.
The cambial zone is a single layer of cells.
Wood, cellulose mostly, is harmful if left in a once fertile forest.
Wood is dead, wood is dead, wood is dead!
Thinning out, removing the inner crowns of a tree, makes a tree more wind
Fertilizer is food.
Elements are nutrients.
Trees absorb nutrients
All fungi is bad.
Salvaging wood, cellulose mostly, is restoration.
Nature just does not cooperate with the best of management efforts. At that
time you may have to salvage whats left
In forestry, "Usually the sales material is damaged dead, or dying." So
logging is required.
Wood in a forest - "best to move the material, get it out of the way for
Restoration in a forest, can mean a lot of work, depending on what caused
the initial damage. How about logging injury?
A chain saw is not a scientific tool.
Trees heal wounds is another myth. Heal is a animal term often used with
plants and trees. Trees compartmentalize wounds.
Healing is regenerating term while trees generate and not regenerate.
Trees seal not heal. About trees not requiring our help. When a tree is
wounded, trees cannot restore injured tissues in their same spatial
position. Trees are generating systems. Animals are regenerating systems.
Trees form new cells in new spatial positions as trees are wounded
throughout their lives. Heal means to restore in the same spatial position.
Animals are regenerating systems that form new cells, and new cell parts in
the previously occupied spatial positions. Healing and when injured,
animals speed up their normal regenerating processes, and this is called
healing. When trees are injured and infected they chemically strengthen
their boundaries that resist spread of infections in wood at time of
wounding, - reaction
zone -(http://www.treedictionary.com/DICT2003/R/reaction_zone.html ) and then
trees form another new anatomical and chemical boundary that separates the
infected wood from the new healthy wood that continues to form - barrier
zone (http://www.treedictionary.com/DICT2003/B/barrier_zone.html . This
defense process in trees is called compartmentalization.
CODIT is a model of Compartmentalization (see A New Tree Biology and the
many research papers listed in this book that support this concept).
Adjustments to targets, is what the trees require. See "Tree Pruning"
More on generators and regenerators
Humans are regenerating systems. Trees are generating systems. Both
systems have good and bad points. generating systems do not heal wounds and
do not move. Generating systems are subject to the mass energy ratio. As
gens get larger in mass, energy needs increase as a parabolic curve. Gens
usually live longer than the regens. Regens move to avoid pain and
conflicts. Regens are almost entirely all symplast. Gens have a relatively
smaller symplast. Humans, regenerating systems. Trees, generating systems.
Humans come in groups but try to be individuals in families. Trees come in
groups, but very few ever reach maturity and reproduce. In the end, all are
recycled for new life as light drives the processes. Think about it.
It is an educational course on DVD. Not available to the public yet. I
anticipate it will be soon. I study where ever I get the chance.
If you are interested Don, let me know and I will place a request for the
latter. I am actually working on a table of contents for the program.
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