Saturday, April 10, 2010

Trees are the Answer

From text of a presentation by Patrick Moore on forestry and the environment.

You can read more about Patrick Moore and his environmental and forestry views. Patrick was one of the first people that made up Greenpeace.

He has moved away from Greenpeace and much of the disinformation that comes from them with regards to forestry. You can read more on his website called Greenspirit.

You can find the entire text here.

"I soon discovered that trees are just large plants that have evolved the ability to grow long wooden stems. They didn't do that so we could cut them up into lumber and grind them into pulp; they actually had only one purpose in mind and that was to get their needles or leaves higher up above the other plants where the tree could then monopolize the Sun’s energy for photosynthesis. When foresters create openings or clearcuts when they harvest trees, one of the reasons for doing it is so the new trees growing back can be in full sunlight. Trees are basically plants that want to be in the sun. If trees wanted to be in the shade they would have been shrubs instead, they would not have spent so much time and energy growing long wooden stems."