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Blog entry by cajunpen posted 145 days ago 819 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/



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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 145 days ago

Amazing trees and a shame that most are now gone for good.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 145 days ago

Sadly, I doubt anyone at that time gave a second thought to the consequences.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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hoss12992

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#3 posted 145 days ago

Very interesting but sad as well. Thanks for sharing buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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luv2learn

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#4 posted 145 days ago

Bill, thanks for sharing this bit of history. Hopefully, we have learned some lessons from the past and have become better stewards of our natural resources.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 145 days ago

Thank Teddy R for starting National Parks!! or it might all be gone ;-(

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 145 days ago

Interesting. You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.

-- --Dave-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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NormG

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#7 posted 144 days ago

Wow, thank you for taking the time to write about this

-- Norman

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firefighterontheside

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#8 posted 144 days ago

It’s a terrible shame. It’s amazing to see the redwoods and the sequoias. You have no idea until you see them in person. Thanks for sharing.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 143 days ago

Very sad. Beautiful trees.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Roger

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#10 posted 143 days ago

Just more greedy humans that don’t give a f_ about our earth

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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