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2021-05-29 5:25:31 AM  
This gives me wood
 
2021-05-29 5:30:55 AM  
It amuses me that people in Japan were upset because Canada has a lot more trees than the oceans have whales.
 
2021-05-29 5:41:22 AM  
It's big
It's heavy
It's wood.
 
2021-05-29 5:44:03 AM  
Logger, please!
 
2021-05-29 5:45:21 AM  
It's not full wood, only semi.
 
2021-05-29 6:03:57 AM  
They said I could never teach a tree how to drive.

NO TREE NOOOOOOO!
 
2021-05-29 6:19:01 AM  
Oh ffs, where to even start....

1) logging is good for the health of a forest

2) just because a tree is really big has nothing to do with its overall health. There are a number of reasons why cutting it down would be far better than leaving it up

3) no one in the entire article has any solid idea on why it was cut down so they can all stfu

4) the idiot in the article who likened the tree being cut down to the last dodo being hunted needs to go back to elementry school and learn why shooting the last dodo would be a good thing
 
2021-05-29 6:43:18 AM  

lifeslammer: Oh ffs, where to even start....

1) logging is good for the health of a forest

2) just because a tree is really big has nothing to do with its overall health. There are a number of reasons why cutting it down would be far better than leaving it up

3) no one in the entire article has any solid idea on why it was cut down so they can all stfu

4) the idiot in the article who likened the tree being cut down to the last dodo being hunted needs to go back to elementry school and learn why shooting the last dodo would be a good thing


Deforestation and desertification say "hi".
 
2021-05-29 7:03:27 AM  

bughunter: Logger, please!


Do you even jack lumber, bro?
 
2021-05-29 7:13:13 AM  
It was a Boomer tree millennials and z'ers should be making fires of it's branches and dancing around them.
 
2021-05-29 7:17:53 AM  
Something, something, thirsty, fat, twitter hags, something, something, waste of good wood.
 
2021-05-29 7:21:04 AM  
That'll whittle down to a fine toothpick.
 
2021-05-29 7:29:16 AM  
So where's the lumber going to - China? Dubai? Some hedge fund douche wants the Biggest Overcompensator prize?
 
2021-05-29 7:38:27 AM  
One day I was walkin' and I found this big log
And I rolled the log over and underneath was a tiny little stick,
And I was like, "That log had a child."

/stop it now
 
2021-05-29 7:39:57 AM  
I see toilet paper waiting to happen.
 
2021-05-29 7:47:25 AM  
TFA doesn't mention where the tree came from or why. For all we know the tree was already dead or dying and they just made room for new trees to grow.
 
2021-05-29 8:20:46 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: It's big
It's heavy
It's wood.


Hey! That's better than bad, it's good!!
 
2021-05-29 8:24:47 AM  

aperson: TFA doesn't mention where the tree came from or why. For all we know the tree was already dead or dying and they just made room for new trees to grow.


Yeah.  Maybe it had meth in it's system!
 
2021-05-29 8:30:14 AM  

starsrift: I see toilet paper waiting to happen.


As it happens, guitar soundboards.
 
2021-05-29 9:04:00 AM  

lifeslammer: Oh ffs, where to even start....

1) logging is good for the health of a forest

2) just because a tree is really big has nothing to do with its overall health. There are a number of reasons why cutting it down would be far better than leaving it up

3) no one in the entire article has any solid idea on why it was cut down so they can all stfu

4) the idiot in the article who likened the tree being cut down to the last dodo being hunted needs to go back to elementry school and learn why shooting the last dodo would be a good thing


1) No it isn't. It can be done in a way to minimize damage and maximize recovery, but logging is never "good" for the health of a forest.
 
2021-05-29 9:11:14 AM  
B.C. officials have confirmed that a massive spruce log photographed as it was hauled down a highway this week was cut on north Vancouver Island in 2020, months before new rules were introduced to protect giant trees covered their own asses after seeing the world's anger over this photo. "We've investigated ourselves and found we did nothing wrong."
 
2021-05-29 9:11:47 AM  

lifeslammer: Oh ffs, where to even start....

1) logging is good for the health of a forest


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Ben, is that you?
 
2021-05-29 9:14:30 AM  
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2021-05-29 9:15:45 AM  

lifeslammer: Oh ffs, where to even start....

1) logging is good for the health of a forest

2) just because a tree is really big has nothing to do with its overall health. There are a number of reasons why cutting it down would be far better than leaving it up

3) no one in the entire article has any solid idea on why it was cut down so they can all stfu

4) the idiot in the article who likened the tree being cut down to the last dodo being hunted needs to go back to elementry school and learn why shooting the last dodo would be a good thing


Orcs have entered the chat.

/I keed
 
2021-05-29 9:33:08 AM  

aperson: TFA doesn't mention where the tree came from or why. For all we know the tree was already dead or dying and they just made room for new trees to grow.


They could be relocating tree.
 
2021-05-29 9:36:58 AM  
It would be a waste and terribly complicated but it would be cool if it was carved whole into a single massive and incredibly long bar/counter like you have in a fine Irish/British pub and I would be owner said pub.
 
2021-05-29 9:39:02 AM  

jtown: That'll whittle down to a fine toothpick.


I was surprised when the buyer said it would become only 3000 guitar sounding boards.
 
2021-05-29 9:57:57 AM  

Manfred J. Hattan: starsrift: I see toilet paper waiting to happen.

As it happens, guitar soundboards.


So, it died for a good cause.
 
2021-05-29 10:07:05 AM  
Think of the guitars.
 
2021-05-29 10:16:04 AM  
There's a species of oak that has a few specimens around here that are just enormous. Bur oak.  Nothing on the huge redwoods and sequoias in terms of height, but just as wide as church doors. One was on my regular walk with my dog. 200 years of frost heaving and ice storms had brought it to a list of almost 45 degrees, so there was always a slight tingle of dread when you walked underneath it. Finally a good 3 day rain in winter brought it down, and its remains looked like the bones of an Apatosaurus. They owner of the woods left it, but cut it up into sections. There was a plaque explaining which tree ring was there for the Declaration of Independence and the like.
 
2021-05-29 10:18:02 AM  

jtown: That'll whittle down to a fine toothpick.


Like this?

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2021-05-29 10:22:58 AM  
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2021-05-29 10:23:06 AM  
That's not even a Douglas Fir or a Redwood. It's a spruce tree. I had no idea they ever got that big.

Did you know that spruce are the fastest moving trees? That's why they are called spruce.

No, really. They can replant themselves 200 miles in a century. One of the trees most likely to survive climate change by moving fast enough to escape the worst of it.
 
2021-05-29 10:28:17 AM  

lifeslammer: Oh ffs, where to even start....

1) logging is good for the health of a forest

2) just because a tree is really big has nothing to do with its overall health. There are a number of reasons why cutting it down would be far better than leaving it up

3) no one in the entire article has any solid idea on why it was cut down so they can all stfu

4) the idiot in the article who likened the tree being cut down to the last dodo being hunted needs to go back to elementry school and learn why shooting the last dodo would be a good thing


Username checks out.
 
2021-05-29 10:40:19 AM  
Anyone who has been to Vancouver Island's coastal rainforest, Carmanagh Valley for instance, as I have, can confirm that the Sitka Spruce tree on the truck, being no more than 12 feet in diameter (the width of a highway lane), is not even a mid-sized tree for the region.  There are Sitka Spruce  there easily twice the diameter and 275" feet tall....

That said, there is no need to harvest the big ones when properly managed harvesting of smaller trees is possible...

And "Acoustic Woods" can EABOD with their "we have no control over what logs we get" baloney.
 
2021-05-29 10:48:09 AM  
With today's lumber prices, is it possible the government could impose the $100K fine and the company could still profit?  The fine would only be $33 per sound board using quick  math from the article.
 
2021-05-29 10:49:09 AM  
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2021-05-29 10:54:07 AM  
When Summer lies upon the world, and in a noon of gold
Beneath the roof of sleeping leaves the dreams of trees unfold,
When woodland halls are green and cool, and wind is in the West,
Come back to me! Come back to me, and say my land is best!
 
2021-05-29 10:54:12 AM  
I grew up in logging country in western Washington. I once saw a 3 log load but no 1 log loads except in old pictures. Mighty impressive. And they grow back, people, given time.
 
2021-05-29 11:04:55 AM  
They should be forced to put it back. Regrow it like a huge cutting in a huge pool of water.
 
2021-05-29 11:22:23 AM  

big pig peaches: lifeslammer: Oh ffs, where to even start....

1) logging is good for the health of a forest

2) just because a tree is really big has nothing to do with its overall health. There are a number of reasons why cutting it down would be far better than leaving it up

3) no one in the entire article has any solid idea on why it was cut down so they can all stfu

4) the idiot in the article who likened the tree being cut down to the last dodo being hunted needs to go back to elementry school and learn why shooting the last dodo would be a good thing

1) No it isn't. It can be done in a way to minimize damage and maximize recovery, but logging is never "good" for the health of a forest.


BIG GAME HUNTING IS ACTUALLY ABOUT CONSERVATION WARRREGARRBLE
 
2021-05-29 11:23:23 AM  
Know what happens after you cut down a tree?  You can plant a new tree and that tree can grow until you cut it down then you can plant another new tree after that and so on.  It's called a renewable resource.
 
2021-05-29 11:28:02 AM  
CSB:  (dad actually)
 
2021-05-29 11:32:04 AM  

Lenny.Bostoch: CSB:  (dad actually)


CSB :  (sad actually)   Out near from where that tree came from I was at a park called Cathedral Grove. Huge trees. Tall trees. Majestic beauty. I knew people loved the area and the beauty because they had taken pictures of the trees. How do I know they took pictures , they left film canisters and film wrappers on the forest floor. This was from around 1985.
 
2021-05-29 11:33:29 AM  

Manfred J. Hattan: starsrift: I see toilet paper waiting to happen.

As it happens, guitar soundboards.


Hopefully in this case something bigger like a concert double bass.   A friend of mine plays that instrument professionally in a Philharmonic and she's told me that almost all the concert-quality instruments are antiques because for proper sound quality, the back needs to be made from a single piece of wood, and there just aren't trees big enough to do that readily available anymore
 
2021-05-29 11:37:42 AM  

aperson: TFA doesn't mention where the tree came from or why. For all we know the tree was already dead or dying and they just made room for new trees to grow.


FTFA:
B.C. officials have confirmed that a massive spruce log photographed as it was hauled down a highway this week was cut on north Vancouver Island in 2020, months before new rules were introduced to protect giant trees.

Something else I was wondering about:
"Government brought in this regulation to protect exceptionally large trees of all species throughout the province, and today, a tree of this size might well be illegal to harvest under the regulation, and fines of up to $100,000 could be imposed if it was,"

Might a tree that size fetch a high enough price to be worth the fine?  Occasionally there is demand for a single, very large piece of wood for a special purpose, such as a beam in a historic building or the mast of a ship.
 
2021-05-29 11:40:21 AM  

AndoCommando: Know what happens after you cut down a tree?  You can plant a new tree and that tree can grow until you cut it down then you can plant another new tree after that and so on.  It's called a renewable resource.



Know what happens when you kill children ? The parents can have sex and create more. It's called a renewable resource.

You've really made me rethink my moral stance on child soldiers.
 
2021-05-29 11:42:04 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: lifeslammer: Oh ffs, where to even start....

1) logging is good for the health of a forest

2) just because a tree is really big has nothing to do with its overall health. There are a number of reasons why cutting it down would be far better than leaving it up

3) no one in the entire article has any solid idea on why it was cut down so they can all stfu

4) the idiot in the article who likened the tree being cut down to the last dodo being hunted needs to go back to elementry school and learn why shooting the last dodo would be a good thing

Deforestation and desertification say "hi".


Depends on whether and how well they're actually managing the forests, right?
 
2021-05-29 11:50:24 AM  

vinniethepoo: I grew up in logging country in western Washington. I once saw a 3 log load but no 1 log loads except in old pictures. Mighty impressive. And they grow back, people, given time.


Saw a single log load of a red cedar not too long ago. I suspect it had fallen over though since they have a tendency to grow near embankments and river banks.

And yeah, those old pictures are omnipresent. I feel like ever doctor's office, bank, professional building, and government office I've ever been in in Washington and Oregon has a picture of 20 or so loggers standing abreast in the notch of a tree they're cutting down. Hell, a decent number of grocery stores, dispensaries, and restaurants have those photos too.

There's a book called They Tried To Cut It All that's worth a read.
 
2021-05-29 11:53:42 AM  

Rock Krenn: AndoCommando: Know what happens after you cut down a tree?  You can plant a new tree and that tree can grow until you cut it down then you can plant another new tree after that and so on.  It's called a renewable resource.


Know what happens when you kill children ? The parents can have sex and create more. It's called a renewable resource.

You've really made me rethink my moral stance on child soldiers.


Yes because children and child soldiers  are exactly the same as trees.  If you are going to use an analogy to support your argument at least use one that makes some sense.
 
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