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(Spiegel)   First potatoes (Kartoffel), then corn (Mais), now Christmas trees (Weihnachtsbaum)   (spiegel.de) divider line 33
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2012-12-19 09:20:02 AM
Blitzkrieg on Christmas.
 
2012-12-19 12:14:20 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-19 12:15:21 PM
They came for the corn, and I said nothing...?
 
2012-12-19 12:15:52 PM
img6.imageshack.us
 
2012-12-19 12:16:48 PM
All this and more on the next

v002o.popscreen.com.

/TOUCH IT! 
 
2012-12-19 12:17:24 PM
Typical example of busybody meddling.

Farmers grow the best crop for the area, but busybodies want them to grow something else----but DO NOT offer to make up the shortfall in revenue.

Tell 'em to get a life.
 
2012-12-19 12:20:22 PM
O tannenbaum...
 
2012-12-19 12:21:39 PM
It's enough to make you wanna defenestrate someone.
 
2012-12-19 12:23:33 PM

UseUrHeadFred: [img6.imageshack.us image 470x640]

i237.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-19 12:25:02 PM
Was passiert hier?
 
2012-12-19 12:26:26 PM
I wonder how much US "forest" is actually tree farm(off to Google!), and how much forest they are complaining about is also already tree farm, just lumber and paper trees instead of Christmas trees, but they are just now beginning to notice.

I still remember the wonder in a out-of-towner's voice at how neat it was that nature had managed to get so many of the the trees lining the road on the way up to Michigan Tech to be planted in straight lines. Nevermind that they'd also been pruned.
 
2012-12-19 12:26:39 PM

Persnickety: It's enough to make you wanna defenestrate someone.


What you did there
i285.photobucket.com
I'm confused by it
 
2012-12-19 12:34:18 PM
Well, crap. Seems they count the monoculture tree farms as forested and not cropland.

Best I can get without digging much further is 26 million acres are part of the private group called American Tree Farm System in some capacity Link with a total of 384 million acres of forest. Link

So only 6.7% is agribusiness tree farms. Not as bad as I suspected.
 
2012-12-19 12:36:00 PM

meat0918: Well, crap. Seems they count the monoculture tree farms as forested and not cropland.

Best I can get without digging much further is 26 million acres are part of the private group called American Tree Farm System in some capacity Link with a total of 384 million acres of forest. Link

So only 6.7% is agribusiness tree farms. Not as bad as I suspected.


Reading comprehension FTL.

It's 747 million acres of forest, so 3.48%.

I need more coffee.
 
2012-12-19 12:36:06 PM
a.abcnews.com

RIP Black Forest Cake
 
2012-12-19 12:46:58 PM
Was ist los in der unterhose?
 
2012-12-19 01:00:40 PM
If it's one bunch of people you don't want to see declaring war on Christmas, it's the Germans. 

/Someone else already trotted out Hitler so I think my post will be safe....
 
2012-12-19 01:08:52 PM

Porous Horace: Was ist los in der unterhose?


Is that like the German for "wut wut in da butt"?
 
2012-12-19 01:15:13 PM

Fark Rye For Many Whores: Porous Horace: Was ist los in der unterhose?

Is that like the German for "wut wut in da butt"?


It's "What's up in your underwear?"
 
2012-12-19 01:20:50 PM

Fark Rye For Many Whores: Persnickety: It's enough to make you wanna defenestrate someone.


What you did there

I'm confused by it


English : window :: Deutsch : Fenster
 
2012-12-19 01:44:07 PM
We took the kids to Rockefeller Center a few weeks ago to see the tree. It's enormos!

I was telling someone the other day, and they said, "Oh yeah, that tre came from NJ. It was one of the ones that survived the storm."

I was like, "Great... So they killed it and put it on display. Classy."
 
2012-12-19 02:23:18 PM
Ich habe viele Kartoffeln und etwas Mais unter den Weihnachtsbäume gepflanzt.
 
2012-12-19 03:34:12 PM

meat0918: Well, crap. Seems they count the monoculture tree farms as forested and not cropland.

Best I can get without digging much further is 26 million acres are part of the private group called American Tree Farm System in some capacity Link with a total of 384 million acres of forest. Link

So only 6.7% is agribusiness tree farms. Not as bad as I suspected.


Tree farming produces small trees for replanting or decoration. Forestry produces lumber and paper.

When a logging company harvests a cut block they have an idea of how long it took the trees to grow to their current harvest-able size. They replant the block with enough trees and keep a map of their harvest plan. When the trees are big enough they get cut down and replanted again.

Not much of a farm -- it takes 20+ years to harvest your product, and outside of herbicide to make sure advantageous trees don't force out the harvested species - and maybe some thinning if the trees came up to close together - they don't get fussed with much. Every effort is made in modern forestry to return the forest as close to its previous state as possible.

Lumber and paper are not farmed so much as they are harvested with sustainability in mind. It sounds more like these guys are farming Christmas trees for half of Europe and replaced forested land to do it. Growing forest involves allot more than just growing trees.
 
2012-12-19 03:34:34 PM

durbnpoisn: enormos!


e•nor•mos /iˈnôrməs/ n: A large Thermos
 
2012-12-19 04:46:10 PM
i.imgur.com

And

4.bp.blogspot.com


/Gemütlichkeit!
 
2012-12-19 04:46:41 PM
Just dont fark with the Gluhwein.

/frohe weihnachten!
 
2012-12-19 04:47:53 PM

illannoyin: And




/Gemütlichkeit!


Holy farking simulpost
 
2012-12-19 05:52:09 PM

olddinosaur: Typical example of busybody meddling.

Farmers grow the best crop for the area, but busybodies want them to grow something else----but DO NOT offer to make up the shortfall in revenue.

Tell 'em to get a life.


You're not very smart, are you?
 
2012-12-19 08:52:35 PM

mikefinch: Not much of a farm -- it takes 20+ years to harvest your product, and outside of herbicide to make sure advantageous trees don't force out the harvested species - and maybe some thinning if the trees came up to close together - they don't get fussed with much. Every effort is made in modern forestry to return the forest as close to its previous state as possible.


Coffee also takes 20 years to start going. Plantation is the better word I suppose.
 
2012-12-20 12:57:40 AM

Cobataiwan: Coffee also takes 20 years to start going. Plantation is the better word I suppose.


Coffee takes 20 years to become productive. After its productive it can be harvested annually.

Trees get planted by a team of dirty hippies, then an overpaid helicopter company goes out and sprays the block to make sure things like aspen and willow or grasses dont over grow the area and choke out returning forest growth.

If you walk through a well reclaimed cutblock it shouldn't look much different from what grows back after a forest fire.
 
mhd
2012-12-20 04:24:10 AM
TFA: Opposition lawmaker Karlheinz Busen of the business-friendly Free Democratic Party fears that the government wants to "axe our centuries-old Christmas tree tradition."

Politician sounds like a boob.
 
2012-12-20 08:23:20 AM
Tja....
 
2012-12-20 09:58:14 AM

illannoyin: [i.imgur.com image 850x637]

And

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 619x744]


/Gemütlichkeit!


I miss Germany!
 
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