Clearing out forests important |

Clearing out forests important

Finally, I can agree with President Bush on easing logging restrictions in national forests.

After taking a Forest Resource course on forest insects, disease and fires this year, I agree with this action. We learned from Neal Lemerise, professional forester/educator, of the importance of cleaning out the forests.

This must be done. It is too bad that our environmentalists do not take this course to learn how we must protect our earth resources, including the wonderful wildlife whose habitats are ruined. It is sickening to even visualize animals and humans devastated after the fire burns out. An open, cleaned out forest with healthy trees remaining that grow larger and healthier because of less competition for water and nutrients when removals of declining trees happen. Really, who does not want this?

If the public had this kind of forest education, there would be no nonsense appeals against the logging plan.

Jean Pliska

certified arborist


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