I was driving down the road with mill in tow when a car sped past me with several arms shooting the finger at me while yelling obscenities. They were referring to me as a #*%king tree killer and destroying the forest. If I could have talked to them they would have found I am not only concerned about saving trees but that rather than being part of the problem (yelling and screaming with no positive impact) I take action to be part of the solution.
This is not the first time I have been yelled at and probably wont be the last. I have spent many hours researching and spreading information in hopes of making a difference in the way trees are salvaged, recycled, used and the way it impacts the commercial timber industry.
There are many horror stories about wrongful action taken by those who want to change the timber industry for the better. Unfortunately most of the victims are loggers, sawmills and tree farmers. A friend who not only salvages and respects trees and the timber industry had two logging trucks completely destroyed by students who objected to the trees being removed for the construction of there classrooms (Santa Cruz, Ca.). This is a perfect example of ignorance by those striving to learn. Instead of doing there research and going the extra mile to make a positive impact some individuals or splinter group chose to act blindly resulting in slowing down real change and giving there cause bad Mo Jo.
Education = Power. There is no excuse for ignorance.