Thought you guys and gals might be interested in this bit of Woodworking History. Sad that such butchery took place, wood that is gone and will never be replaced.
California lumberjacks work on Redwoods. Thousands of tree rings in these ancient trees – each over 1000+ years old or even much older…such a shame…irreplaceable giants. National park treasures all gone but a few – what kind of men would do such a thing for over 100 years – destroy something they cannot ever fix or replace for 2000 years?
It is an evergreen, long-lived, monoecious tree living 1200–1800 years or more. An estimated 95% or more of the original old-growth redwood forest has been cut.
In 1850, old-growth redwood forest covered more than 2,000,000 acres…down to 8,100 acres by 1968, by which time nearly 90% of the original redwood trees had been logged.gals might enjoy seeing this piece of woodworking history.
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