A word from "symplastless". Without a doubt, not the last word on any
Greetings. Let me introduce myself. I have spent many years studying tree
biology. It interest me very much. I also believe that a man should define
his terms, thus a dictionary I wrote based on tree biology.
www.treedictionary.com You do not have to agree, but you will understand
what I am saying.
I have interest in managing Federal Public Land based on tree biology and
not board feet. I have a desire to move beyond the main objective of most
forestry outfits with the main goal of getting the wood out. Has anyone
ever mentioned a plan not to remove the wood from a forest or field? I
[Ezekiel 39:10 So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut
down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and
they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them,
saith the Lord GOD. ]
So I asked myself, just what is logging? Its cutting the wood out of a once
fertile forest, or field. What effects could removing the wood have on
forest health? Why the USFS says its removed for forest health, Don Staples
says its removed for restoration. Kind of confusing. So I decided to use
the USFS for some of their published papers on the topic with some others.
I wrote an article on Logging "What it is".
http://www.treedictionary.com/DICT2003/SOUND/ This is only a fraction of
the information available.
What reason would the Lord GOD possibly be interested in leaving the wood in
the forests? I found many reasons which all added up to increased forest
health, by not removing the wood.
I support, and belong to group called. Allegheny Defense Project.
http://www.alleghenydefense.org/ They monitor the activities in the
Allegheny National Forest. My area of interest is issues regarding the
remove of wood from this Federal Public land at a cost to tax payers. They
are young people and often get blasted from people who think removing wood
is good for forest health. Belonging to other groups was something I did
years ago. ISA, Landscape Maintenance Association of Florida. NAA, Magnolia
Association, Holly Association, and on and on. The current issues of ADP
concern me. I am not an expert in mining and drilling which is a common
topic of interest. The young people I have met with ADP are honest, eager
to learn and dedicated to non-violent direct action. The National Forest
are in trouble.
For the urban trees.
I have a desire to provide lucid information for people who have and care
for trees. Many do not have the opportunity to dissect and understand
trees. There are several areas of concern which I directly confront.
Unhealthy Trees from the Nursery / Improper Planting
Improper Mulching -
Improper Fertilization (See A Touch of Chemistry)
Tree Farming and Related Problems
Troubles in the Rhizosphere
If these issues can be addressed, then trees will be healthier, safer and
With all my previous memberships and studies I conclude one thing. If you
have not read this material, and you desire to help your trees, this is top
quality materials. Personally, for starters, for the new comer, I would
suggest to books. Your library could get them for you.
WORLD WIDE PRUNING GUIDE
John A. Keslick, Jr. (AKA symplastess)
Consulting Forester & Tree Expert
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.