Caring for and Healing the Earth

Forests and Forestry

Photo by Walter Muma

Forestry is basically "tree farming", and as such has a huge impact on the Earth. Trees may be thought of as the "lungs" of the Earth.

Replanting trees after clearcut logging is no more recreates a "forest" than a cornfield recreates a "prairie".


Changing the Face of the Forest: Does Logging Imitate Fire?
Mike Pedde

The North American Forests
from "Our National Parks" by John Muir, 1901

An industrial Tree Farm plantation is not a healthy self-perpetuating Forest
Western Canada Wilderness Committee Educational Report - Victoria Chapter, Volume 20, No. 1, Summer 2001

The Tragedy of Prometheus, a Bristlecone Pine


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