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Questions about tree removal in Moran | Letter

April 21, 2013 · Updated 9:58 AM

What happens to the people’s resources embodied in trees being so flagrantly cut down in Moran State Park? The cutting is being undertaken in violation of our stewardship for which the park was founded. This interference with nature is claimed to be justified as a response to “root rot.” The hand-waving call for decimation of healthy trees by chainsaw produces, and at least should be available to the local market, a tremendous amount of firewood for local families and individuals who maintain themselves.

Who receives the money involved is an important side-issue; it is the use of the people’s natural resources that is of primary importance. Financial concerns can be dealt with after natural wealth is protected from voracious greed and ignorance.

App Applegate


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