Disappearing trees

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  1. Millie

    Millie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    The trees along 401 between Wagram and Raeford are being chopped down at an alarming rate. Not sure what for, but every day there's more bare ground where acres of trees used to be! This makes me sad and pissed off, because I've been looking at those trees since 1997, and now they're going away.

    Yesterday I saw a smallish fox run across the road, and I guess his woods will be gone pretty soon, too.
     
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    They paved paradise, put up a parking lot.
     
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    The world needs more trees and fewer humans.
     
  4. Millie

    Millie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I'm cringing at the thought of what's going to replace all those trees....probably a strip mall. If so, I'll have to find another way to get places, I won't be able to drive my usual route without getting PO'd all over again!!
     
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    EASY Chicken Little, the sky ain't fallin yet. They might be replanted like we do for another income cutting in 10-15 years. Lotsa building means good pine prices.
     
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  6. Millie

    Millie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I'll keep you posted on what's happening with the naked land....lol.
     
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    urban sprawl is a terrible thing.....last week I pulled up to a stop sign at 3pm , I was 45 cars deep from it.
     
  8. BatteryOaksBilly

    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    Nobody building anything in Wagram....if the gun store closes they can bull doze the whole place and plant Lotsa trees.
     
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  9. Millie

    Millie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Hey, we got a winery here run by my cousins! LoL. Not to mention a lot of my kin live just down the road from the gun store. Be nice!!!
     
  10. RedneckFur

    RedneckFur Smith & Wesson is a religion of peace.

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    A lot of folks farm trees the same way a farmer grows corn. Chances are, they're being cut to be made into lumber, paper, fiber, and all sorts of good stuff we use every day. There's a good chance that this winter new trees will be planted back, and in a few decades it will get cut again.

    Some good news! We've been planting more trees than we cut every year since the 1920's. There are more trees in America today than there have been in well over 100 years, and that number is growing. We have no shortage of forests!
     
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    Swamp Loggers tv shows need somewhere to film.
     
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    Howland Your daily dose of snark

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    Trees are a crop more than a renewable resource.

    Would someone have a right to be upset that a farmer clear-cut a cornfield because the viewer felt an aesthetic affinity to it?

    New growth supports much more wildlife than mature timber.
     
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    Nah! That show went out years ago. Boy am I getting ready to whiz in @Millie 's corn flakes. Before I was injured Swap Loggers was one of my customers. I work on logging equipment of did before I was injured.

    As some have stated we plant more than cut each year and one fact the most don't know is that a new growth forest produces more oxygen than old growth trees do. Plus the added benefit of habitat for more wildlife. Not sure about now but the forestry industry was once the second largest employer in North Carolina. We all benefit from it whether we know it or not. Calm down Millie.
     
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    Millie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I'll be calm when I see new trees being planted....and not before! lol.

    And stop messing with my Corn Flakes, dammit! LMAO
     
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    And you've never brought the first sample down here?
     
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    Well they didn't plant new ones where your house is did they? LOL
     
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    Millie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nope. The house is over 100 years old and there are many, many trees around it, with "volunteers" coming up all the time. lol. There's very little yard there.
     
  19. Millie

    Millie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I asked Billy if I should bring alcohol and he said nope....it's not like I didn't try! (But next time I'll bring some, ok? Red, white, or pink? We just won't tell anyone....shhhhh.)
     
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    there are too many people in this world - and they keep making more .

    id rather have the trees.
     
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    Millie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I agree!
     
  22. Schattenreiter

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    And it was built with trees that someone had to cut down to build it.
     
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    Millie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Durrrrr....stop being a smart-arse.....
     
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    Maybe they are putting in a solar farm?
     
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    reminds me of where i used to go target shooting.
    you guessed it...a Target Store is there now.
     
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  26. Schattenreiter

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    Just stating facts. Even tree huggers benefit from the forestry industry. Most times more than they realize.
     
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    Just realized you may well have benefited from trees without knowing it. Cancer drugs sometimes are derived from trees.
     
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    Loblolly pine, the Kudzu of the tree world. :D
     
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    Crazy Carl seriously?

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    I hate when I see it here, 'cos it means more houses, people & traffic. We were out in the sticks 10 years ago, but the small towns around us are growing like mad & houses going up everywhere as this area has become a 'bedroom community' for Chapel Hill & Carrboro. I hate it, but at least it'll let us sell this place next year & move somewhere with a little more elbow room & privacy.
     
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    Again! Misquoted! I said you could not Drink alcohol and shoot.A man said once...I heard you can't drink at your Range...my reply....No I said you can't shoot and drink and you can't drink and show your ass. Pretty simple really...…...
     
  31. Millie

    Millie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nope!
    I asked you before Millie Day if I could bring you a bottle of booze (or anything, really), and you said no. I never said "booze to drink while shooting"....Mom always told me you show up to someone's place with a gift of some sort.....lol. (I think she called them "hostess gifts".)
     
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    Millie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, one of my chemo drugs was derived from a tree/plant called taxus something, if I recall...nasty stuff, left me with a few side effects that are here almost 15 years later. But I'm here, so....lol.
     
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    Yes you are and I for one am glad of that fact. That you are here not the side effects.
     
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    I hate to see trees being cut.

    Then again, one doesn't even have to replant them to see trees reestablishing themselves in a year or two. Coming from the desert SW, this is miraculous to me.
     
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  35. Lafayette Gregory

    Lafayette Gregory Les-ter not Ly-Chester

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    Lets add a little science to that statement, Like Paul Harvey used to say-And now the rest of the story. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/08/planet-earth-has-more-trees-than-it-did-35-years-ago/
     
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    You are correct. I remember you offering to bring us something to drink but as we are not drinkers it would have not been used. We don't have Any problem with others drinking. Just as long as all act like Southern gentlemen and ladies. I know folks who can't be trusted to do that sober. They aren't asked here.
     
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    Good Lord, you have kin in Wagram? Good chance we may know many of the same folks.
     
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    A lot of my Mom's side settled here, many live here all year and some come from afar to stay in their houses when the weather is nice.

    We probably do know the same people! From River Road on down to Dan Smith road, back in the woods, are lots of my relatives' homes. Shall we play "who do you know"??? Lol.
     
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    Millie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Drinking alcohol makes me want to take a nap....lol.
     
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    We may have more trees on the planet, but fewer "kinds" of trees.

    And my neighborhood range is a "wet" range.:eek:
    IMG_20170323_161302706.jpg

    Yea, my neighbor is heavily invested in aluminum.
     
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