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Imagine If Trees... [Pic]

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Imagine If Trees... [Pic]. do you think we have our priorities wrong?
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OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 13938 Posts
Thursday, September 5, 2013 3:31:56 PM
Hey Guys I get it now... if we cut down tress we solve the over population issue... because then there won't be enough oxygen for everyone... that we breathe...

Actually, you have it exactly backwards. Cutting down trees and putting the wood to use in permanent structures and then replanting the forests to grow new trees increases the amount of 02 and decreases the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.

If we really wanted to decrease CO2 levels, we would be wrapping waste paper in plastic and putting it into landfills (aka carbon sequestration), not recycling it.

RedOnTheHead
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 100 Posts
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 10:55:19 PM
When I was a kid we only had one tree in the neighborhood and all the kids had to share it.

AvatarJohn
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 999 Posts
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 11:34:27 AM
"If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason."

--Jack Handy

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4470 Posts
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 9:45:52 AM
papajon0s1 is correct.

Trees/wood is a natural resource and a raw material. It's too useful for people who use this material for them NOT to make sure of a future supply. It`s abundance and renewability make it cheap and useful.

Just a few things made with wood: paper and paper products, Rayon, cork, inks, varnish, tires, lumber (and everything made from), space-craft re-entry shields, film, insulation, artificial flavoring, adhesives, trupentine, camphor, waxes, crayons, tannin, charcoal, pine oil, pitch, musical instruments, furniture, chewing gum, oil spill control agents, cosmetics, baby foods, cider, vitamins, lacquer, rubber gloves, mulch, nail polish, toothpaste, syrup, antiacids, shampoos, menthol, medicinies, energy, sausage casings, torula yeast, staine remover, imitation bacon, sponges, shoe polish, colognes, fruit pie filling, suspending agent for soda, ice cream thickener, disinfectants, gummed tape, linoleum, disposable medical clothing.

papajon0s1
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 579 Posts
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 7:35:34 AM
Dumb. I work in the printing industry and the paper manufacturers make darn certain they have plenty of trees. It's pure idiocy to run yourself out of your raw easily renewable material. In fact, they do a whole lot more on a whole lot less land.

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