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03-06-2014 06:10 AM

Topic tags/keywords: redwood

Interesting article on burl poaching in Redwood National Park.

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#1 posted 03-06-2014 12:52 PM

That is about as low down as it gets.

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#2 posted 03-06-2014 01:17 PM

That’s just a shame, maybe when Amazon gets their drones up and running they can scout the parks for these thieves!

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#3 posted 03-06-2014 01:22 PM

Even though I work for a cabinet shop that uses wood all day long, I go home and make stuff out of wood. I still like to see a tree standing too. A tree can be just as beautiful from the outside as it is on the inside.
We don’t need this!!!

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#4 posted 03-06-2014 06:59 PM

I used to live in Redwood country. It turns my stomach to see that. The burl is where the next generation sprouts from….I guess the Eel River has been scrounged over for burls that have washed down the sides…Wes

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#5 posted 03-06-2014 07:25 PM

It’s too bad the rangers are spread so thin, those abiding by the law are punished by the road closures, while those causing destruction will undoubtedly find another way. I know what they mean about a chainsaw being harder to hear at times. I’ve been in the woods where you can hear one from a mile away. A little snow on the ground and you’ve got natures muffler all around (though I doubt that’s a problem in a redwood forest).

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#6 posted 03-06-2014 07:47 PM

As woodworkers, we have a responsibility to demand that our wood dealers provide wood products obtained through sustainable harvesting practices. We should also discourage one other and those we buy from and sell to from selling, purchasing, and otherwise supporting unsustainable forestry practices. Whenever possible, when buying wood, we should be asking where it came from, how the trees were harvested and managed, and how environmentally-friendly those practices are in terms of replacement of harvested resources and ongoing wildlife use of the managed land.

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