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View Diary: Really Barack! Logging in a rain forest? (123 comments)

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  •  Yeah we hear that in PA all the time. (1+ / 0-)
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    There is a difference, but it is not as big as the public is led to believe. Yes, the leave some trees standing, but not that many. They leave one hell of a mess on the ground. There is huge amounts of erosion in the area for the next year or two. Then you are left with a patch of ugly scrub and thickets for the next 10 years. Now the maples, ash, oak, beech, and other hardwoods here can eventually recover, because the ecosystem is more tolerant to it. But temperate rainforests are not.

    Bottom line, you don't need to disturb that ecosystem. Especially if it is just to export it to Asia or the Middle East.

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