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  1. We use to refer to two trees standing close together as, “tree brothers”. I don’t know about trees leaning out of each other’s way. I always figured it was survival of the fittest. Of course they are organic living things, each one unique, but I wouldn’t want to give them human attributes. I did like his comments about being able to harvest trees of value that could buy you a car, instead of those that could only by you a pizza. Our federal land managers, because of all the environmental laws, leave those valuable trees to rot, millions of them.

    • Hate to remind Bob, but seems to me that your generation basically cut down most all of the ancient, old-growth forests (on public and private land)…so your complaints about some of you folks not being able to buy a car or a pizza deserves some reflection in the mirror, in my opinion.

      • It wasn’t my generation. But you have to give them credit, at least they created something, and the wealth was better distributed. Sure the big guys got greedy and still are. I just think we have to get smart and use our forest resources wisely. I think that includes all ages and species. Spending billions of dollars every year burning up our forests, mostly public, and our remaining old growth, then leaving it to rot, just doesn’t seem like very good forest management to me.

        • Sorry, guess that’s my bad Bob thinking that you were somewhere north of 60 years old and that you’ve been logging in Oregon (including cutting down huge trees) for the past 35 years or so. Where would I even get such a notion?

  2. Those logs are part of the 3% that was harvested of the old growth that burned in the Biscuit fire.
    I am proud of the many products we made with those logs. I am sure today we could go see most of that wood in many places being used not only to hold the roof up, but as items of beauty.
    What a waste that fire was, they could of, and should of, put it out when it started.
    Most of the old growth sales were over by the early 90’s. That’s 26 years ago.

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