Saturday, August 18, 2012

Old Growth Forest

There are still a few old growth forests in Nova Scotia.
The mighty saw has not destroyed them all.

Yellow Birch

The Dept. of Environment is furtively trying to identify
and protect them
before loggers take them for BIOMASS.

Although most of the sites I've read about biomass
give it a positive twist,
I've seen first hand how destructive this concept has become.

This particular forest was 'mis-identified' and roads
had been cut in to wipe it clean
before DOE got wind of it and stopped the process.

I've learned that not all 'professional foresters'
are created equally.

There are foresters who want to cut down the trees,
and foresters who want to save the trees.
They do not see through the same eyes.