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Forum topic by lobro4 posted 08-18-2009 02:48 AM 929 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-18-2009 02:48 AM

It dawned on me the other day that just maybe I should do something to “replace” all that wood I have used and will use in the future. It didn’t take much effort to find The Hardwood Forestry Fund web site. If it is true that $1 will plant 3 trees, that’s a good idea. I am not on a crusade here but I think I will be making donations now and in the future. Anybody with any thought or further information?

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#1 posted 08-18-2009 02:50 AM

I used to “fertilize” the forest every time I went camping. Seriously though, that sounds like a good idea since I burn a lot of firewood every year too. Thanks for the link.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#2 posted 08-18-2009 03:36 AM

Thanks for the thought and link. At the rate which I am burning through wood a single dollar should cover me for the next 10 years!

-- James -

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#3 posted 08-18-2009 04:19 AM

I’ve been thinning down at the tree farm to grow trees for the next generation. I’ll be 90 when it’s time to harvest :-))

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

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#4 posted 08-18-2009 04:23 AM

Good thought, give back to the forest for all of the wonderful times it has given us.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#5 posted 08-18-2009 05:17 AM

wife and i belong tothe national arbor day foundation

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#6 posted 08-18-2009 05:17 AM

I grow trees in my backyard,baby walnuts and apple ,locust ,cypress,and others.I give one of choice to anyone who I get a tree or logs from to re plant.give it all back.planting them in a area I camp at is also a great idea.thanks

-- eric post, tallahassee FL

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#7 posted 08-18-2009 03:19 PM

I agree lobro4

Plant for the next generation.
In 1802 Lord Nelson ordered thousands of acorns to be planted in England to ensure a continuous supply of durable wood for the Royal Navy. Interesting fact, His flagship, HMS Victory. took 6,000 trees to build – 90% of them were oaks. That Oak forest and the ship are still around.
I’m also member of the National Arbor day foundation.

-- HenryH - PA

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#8 posted 08-18-2009 04:07 PM

Not to sound cynical, but are there any third party verification for this fund (maybe some newspaper articles?)? If they are doing things the right way it’s a great cause

-- Ed

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#9 posted 08-18-2009 05:45 PM

I was the coordinator of the national recovery program for American chestnut (Castenea dentata) and worked on developing strategies to try and preserve chestnut stands. I try to plant a few trees every year and will often wonder the woods to help scatter the seeds of other tree.

One thing I am aiming to do this year is off set my woodworking use by planting native trees of the same species. So if I use maple or walnut in a project, I will plant at least one of each.

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