Excellent little slide show! I especially liked the picture of Savoy with your palms open. How common is your type of rotational (my term) practice within the forestry industry? Pretty much all I've seen are clear-cuts or high-grading jobs around my area.
Barry Caselli wrote:Here are two pictures. The one that looks uphill a little shows the destruction in Egg Harbor City. The picture was taken looking northwest, towards the new high school.
The other picture shows the destruction in Green Bank.
I just found that there was discussion of this on the NJ PIne Barrens.com forums. They say it was because of Pine Beetle infestation. Channel 6 from Philadelphia was there and did this little report: http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?secti ... id=8552307 But I saw no dead or dying trees there. I drive by there all the time (Green Bank, that is). I also read on those forums that the forest was cut along Quaker Bridge Road, east of Atsion. I also never saw any dead or dying trees up there, and I've been there very recently.
Yet on the other hand there is a place in Galloway where there are several acres of completely dead pines, and nothing is being done about it. Anyway, here are the pictures:
Joe wrote:lucager1483 wrote:Joe,
Clearcutting was very, very rare until about a decade ago- the forestry "thinkers" started pitching the idea that such work was great for wildlife- but most of the large clearcuts on state and private lands were poorly implemented- angering a lot of people- precipitating a "forest futures vision process" by the state- I was appointed to one of the committees, the technical steering committe: http://www.mass.gov/dcr/news/publicmeet ... tryfvp.htm. High grading until a few years ago was the most common form of logging. Things have gotten better after a small number of foresters fought for years to expose this problem and change the rules.
That is really not true at all. Clear-cutting has been going on for decades all over the US and the world.
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