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(CNN)   A great redwood like that, you don't use it all at once   (cnn.com) divider line 94
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2014-05-07 03:32:02 PM  
"If you have seen one redwood tree, you have seen them all."  --Ronald Reagan

media1.s-nbcnews.com
 
2014-05-07 04:03:07 PM  

haemaker: "If you have seen one redwood tree, you have seen them all."  --Ronald Reagan

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I would love think that this is real, but without a snopes confirmation or link to real news organization, meh.
 
2014-05-07 04:04:05 PM  

namatad: haemaker: "If you have seen one redwood tree, you have seen them all."  --Ronald Reagan

[media1.s-nbcnews.com image 474x305]

I would love think that this is real, but without a snopes confirmation or link to real news organization, meh.


http://www.snopes.com/quotes/reagan/redwoods.asp
 
2014-05-07 04:41:12 PM  

haemaker: namatad: haemaker: "If you have seen one redwood tree, you have seen them all."  --Ronald Reagan

[media1.s-nbcnews.com image 474x305]

I would love think that this is real, but without a snopes confirmation or link to real news organization, meh.

http://www.snopes.com/quotes/reagan/redwoods.asp


Interesting. In the 60's and 70's we really managed to dodge some bullets by improving environmental protections. I can remember the 1969 Cuyahoga River fire and can also remember when Riverside, CA looked more like Beijing. Acid rain is much less of a problem. We still need to worry about fracking and some of the anti-regulatory idiocy that has caused the fertilizer plant explosion in TX (and deaths) and the coal slurry (??) toxic release in that river in Virginia (???). Well, and maybe ocean acidification with global warming, possibly.
 
2014-05-07 05:10:57 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: haemaker: "If you have seen one redwood tree, you have seen them all."  --Ronald Reagan

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Seriously.  Anyway, I hear there's a whole moon full of the things

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try again:

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2014-05-07 05:24:39 PM  
Candace Tinkler, chief of interpretation and education at the park

Huh? They're trees. What's to interpret?
 
2014-05-07 05:33:50 PM  
This is always happening to trees, be it the Larch!,  the Pine,  the Giant Redwood tree, the Sequoia, the Little Whopping Rule Tree!
 
2014-05-07 06:06:10 PM  
Hey this thing takes thousands of years to grow.  Lemme saw off a couple chunks for some quick dough because I'm a gigantic sack of shiat
 
2014-05-07 06:17:30 PM  
Find out who did this and saw a big chunk out of his ass.
 
2014-05-07 07:03:46 PM  
There's big money in this. Better money than stealing copper wire. If you're on meth, or are long-term unemployed with a family to feed..................
 
2014-05-07 07:35:35 PM  
According to people I trust, left wing environmental activists are the most violent terrorists in the USA. They will behead these lawbreakers and take care of the problem.
 
2014-05-07 07:35:43 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-07 08:13:02 PM  
Send them to Okla, we'll execute them the way they deserve.
 
2014-05-07 08:13:50 PM  

haemaker: namatad: haemaker: "If you have seen one redwood tree, you have seen them all."  --Ronald Reagan

[media1.s-nbcnews.com image 474x305]

I would love think that this is real, but without a snopes confirmation or link to real news organization, meh.

http://www.snopes.com/quotes/reagan/redwoods.asp



"I think, too, that we've got to recognize that where the preservation of a natural resource like the redwoods is concerned, that there is a common sense limit. I mean, if you've looked at a hundred thousand acres or so of  know, a tree is a tree, how many more do you need to look at? "

So
1) Reagan could speak in full sentences? Clearly his Alzheimer was pretty advanced by the time he was running for president!
2) Meh, I have to agree with Reagan, if it is impossible to save 100% of the trees, what is the correct percentage that you should save? 98% 50%, 25%

meh, damned if you do, damned if you dont
 
2014-05-07 08:24:15 PM  

namatad: 1) Reagan could speak in full sentences? Clearly his Alzheimer was pretty advanced by the time he was running for president!
2) Meh, I have to agree with Reagan, if it is impossible to save 100% of the trees, what is the correct percentage that you should save? 98% 50%, 25%


Less than 5% of the old-growth coast redwoods, compared to initial Anglo migration into the region, still exist.

I think 100% of those should be saved
 
2014-05-07 09:51:44 PM  

fusillade762: Candace Tinkler, chief of interpretation and education at the park

Huh? They're trees. What's to interpret?


Their dances.
 
2014-05-07 09:53:52 PM  

fusillade762: Candace Tinkler, chief of interpretation and education at the park

Huh? They're trees. What's to interpret?


Interpreting means explaining the park and environment. Most people looking at a tree don't know what kind or why it's important. He helps interpret the landscape for them.
 
2014-05-07 09:54:27 PM  
Er she
 
2014-05-07 09:57:56 PM  
Use the criminals as post it notes?
 
2014-05-07 09:59:02 PM  
The grandeur...and the majesty...of your very own redwood patio furniture set!  This Saturday at the fair ground!
 
2014-05-07 10:00:17 PM  
unleash the ents!

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2014-05-07 10:00:54 PM  
Just get some wood filler at the hardware store.
 
2014-05-07 10:01:30 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: fusillade762: Candace Tinkler, chief of interpretation and education at the park

Huh? They're trees. What's to interpret?

Their dances.


True story: my cousin performed an interpretive dance at my great uncle's funeral. We were all horrified. What made it even funnier was when I saw her padding around in a green Tinkerbell-like tutu dress and leaned over to my boyfriend and said "that looks like some type of dance outfit, like some interpretive dance or something" beforehand, and damned if it was...

/my family has some farked up funerals
//so glad Im out of Ohio
 
2014-05-07 10:04:02 PM  
There was a thread the other day about guys poaching walnut trees. This is getting nuts.
 
2014-05-07 10:13:24 PM  
The solution is simple.

Identify a small number of poachers.

Kill them.

Leave their bodies publicly displayed in the forest, with a sign indicating their crime.

If more poachers are caught, repeat the process.

Continue until poaching stops, either because poachers fear death or because all poachers are dead and nothing of value is lost.
 
2014-05-07 10:27:53 PM  
Poaching is one of those things that I'd support the death penalty for. Just kill em. Teach them a lesson. That would take care of the problem.
 
2014-05-07 10:29:00 PM  

PreMortem: According to people I trust, left wing environmental activists are the most violent terrorists in the USA. They will behead these lawbreakers and take care of the problem.


All kidding aside, I would not be at all opposed to that. These poachers are stealing our national treasures not just from us but from future generations. They're literally vandalizing the entire country. They deserve to die.
 
2014-05-07 10:32:28 PM  

Dimensio: The solution is simple.

Identify a small number of poachers.

Kill them.

Leave their bodies publicly displayed in the forest, with a sign indicating their crime.

If more poachers are caught, repeat the process.

Continue until poaching stops, either because poachers fear death or because all poachers are dead and nothing of value is lost.


Your newsletter - may I subscribe?
 
2014-05-07 10:43:35 PM  

JesusJuice: All kidding aside, I would not be at all opposed to that. These poachers are stealing our national treasures not just from us but from future generations. They're literally vandalizing the entire country. They deserve to die.


Yeah, big trees.  It's like they are smelting the liberty bell or rolling a joint with one of the original constitutions.  Or kicking Nicholas Cage in the nads.  Or something.
 
2014-05-07 10:48:44 PM  
Killing them may be too harsh, just maybe a bit of maiming.
 
2014-05-07 10:49:21 PM  

uncleacid: There was a thread the other day about guys poaching walnut trees. This is getting nuts.


No, no. Those are nuts, these are cones.
 
2014-05-07 10:49:50 PM  

uncleacid: There was a thread the other day about guys poaching walnut trees. This is getting nuts.


I wish someone would come and poach my farking walnut trees. I'm so tired of those stupid nuts becoming missiles every time I mow. And the squirrels! They think they own the place.

I'm too lazy to cut them down and I'd have to immediately have replacement trees for shade.
 
2014-05-07 10:50:12 PM  
 
2014-05-07 10:56:30 PM  

Dimensio: The solution is simple.

Identify a small number of poachers.

Kill them.

Leave their bodies publicly displayed in the forest, with a sign indicating their crime.



I was gonna post this, but I couldn't find the Latin for "poacher"

/sic semper, biatches
 
2014-05-07 10:59:34 PM  
Unrest in the forest?

Ignore the oak's pleas.
 
2014-05-07 11:00:17 PM  

PreMortem: According to people I trust, left wing environmental activists are the most violent terrorists in the USA. They will behead these lawbreakers and take care of the problem.


Are they burly enough?
 
2014-05-07 11:07:21 PM  
"I have my daily WSJ and Financial Times printed on California Redwood newsprint. I just love my new iPhone8s California Redwood Burl Case with the white Rhinohorn Screen protector. Would you please pass the Grey Poupon?"
 
2014-05-07 11:08:30 PM  
Doing a search for "redwood burl bowl" turns up a bunch of brand new ones on ebay for a couple hundred bucks each. A carload could probably carry a couple thousand dollars of wood per trip. Unlike ivory, it seems like there are no regulations about dealing in the wood, so laundering isn't an issue, and the article doesn't mention anyone ever being caught or punished, which suggests the risk is low. Though as CNN and other sources publicize the industry, competition may make it less lucrative, if people need to spend more time finding or getting to good hunks of wood.
 
2014-05-07 11:09:33 PM  
You deface a redwood like that,  you should be beaten.
 
2014-05-07 11:12:32 PM  
Might be time to engage in a little old-fashioned tree spiking.
 
2014-05-07 11:21:42 PM  

GhostfacedFiddlah: I think we should all  act now and get in on these national treasures before it's too late.  After all,
Redwood burl is a rare commodity. Only about one in one-thousand Redwood trees will have a root-crown burl, or even rarer yet an above-ground burl. Redwood burl is used to produce beautiful artwork, handcrafted goods, and stunning furniture.


www.beercollections.com

It took 1000 years to grow, so we figured we'd turn it into a clock.
 
2014-05-07 11:32:38 PM  

fusillade762: Candace Tinkler, chief of interpretation and education at the park

Huh? They're trees. What's to interpret?


I don't know what something is! Let me publicly mock it!
 
2014-05-07 11:34:13 PM  

kidakita: There's big money in this. Better money than stealing copper wire. If you're on meth, or are long-term unemployed with a family to feed..................


Bullshiat. I give a lot of leeway to folks in hard times.

But you do not kill natural legacies.
 
2014-05-07 11:35:48 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: Find out who did this and saw a big chunk out of his ass.


I called in on poachers I've seen a few times along highway 199 and one along 101 in the last couple months trying to cut burl out of trees. Most of these guys are local tweakers that barely make gas and drug money, but completely fark up the trees. There's no million dollar market for burl. Plus the "market" suppliers,  mainly 3 dozen or so burl and chainsaw art shops along the north coast of CA, have about 200 years worth of burl they can never seem to get rid of.  Burl poaching is more common than you guys think. I'm surprised that CNN took so long to report on what the rest of the region has known about for 40 years.
 
2014-05-07 11:37:23 PM  

trappedspirit: JesusJuice: All kidding aside, I would not be at all opposed to that. These poachers are stealing our national treasures not just from us but from future generations. They're literally vandalizing the entire country. They deserve to die.

Yeah, big trees.  It's like they are smelting the liberty bell or rolling a joint with one of the original constitutions.  Or kicking Nicholas Cage in the nads.  Or something.


Do you know: I think I'd be less upset by any of those things. Hell, I'd celebrate the last one.
 
2014-05-07 11:44:54 PM  

brimed03: fusillade762: Candace Tinkler, chief of interpretation and education at the park

Huh? They're trees. What's to interpret?

I don't know what something is! Let me publicly mock it!


memedepot.com

I think the classic version is appropriate here.
 
2014-05-07 11:45:24 PM  
The parkway in the article that's closed Newton B Drury parkway http://www.nps.gov/redw/parknews/newton-drury-parkway-will-be-closed- a t-night-due-to-increased-wood-poaching.htm

It's a side drive along higway 101 that contains several trees over 350 feet and the Hyperion tree. As batshiat insane as the tree sitters get over Green Diamond lumber clearcuts and CalTrans wanting to widen a 1/4 mile section of roadway by 8 feet, they don't do a goddamn thing about poachers.

That said, it's not a drive I'd do at night anyway. You can barely drive over 25mph in the middle of nowhere with no cell service or anything for miles. Also, there's a lot of poaching going on, not just that 10 mile stretch of road, but it's inside the national park.
 
2014-05-07 11:48:23 PM  
I would gladly kill anyone I caught doing this.
 
2014-05-07 11:50:07 PM  

fanbladesaresharp: Danger Avoid Death: Find out who did this and saw a big chunk out of his ass.

I called in on poachers I've seen a few times along highway 199 and one along 101 in the last couple months trying to cut burl out of trees. Most of these guys are local tweakers that barely make gas and drug money, but completely fark up the trees. There's no million dollar market for burl. Plus the "market" suppliers,  mainly 3 dozen or so burl and chainsaw art shops along the north coast of CA, have about 200 years worth of burl they can never seem to get rid of.  Burl poaching is more common than you guys think. I'm surprised that CNN took so long to report on what the rest of the region has known about for 40 years.


idk, my old man likes to hang out with a group of old folks that do woodworking.  They have money to blow on stuff like this and probably wouldn't question where the wood came from.  He's paid $40 for a little chunk of wood he turned into a bowl no one wants.  I don't get it but there is a market.
 
2014-05-07 11:55:36 PM  

Triumph: GhostfacedFiddlah: I think we should all  act now and get in on these national treasures before it's too late.  After all,
Redwood burl is a rare commodity. Only about one in one-thousand Redwood trees will have a root-crown burl, or even rarer yet an above-ground burl. Redwood burl is used to produce beautiful artwork, handcrafted goods, and stunning furniture.

[www.beercollections.com image 300x304]

It took 1000 years to grow, so we figured we'd turn it into a clock.


My favorite is the stupidity in this:


www.beercollections.com
 
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