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How come people complain about paper, and lumbar companies cutting down trees?

Don't people realize that the paper and lumber companies harvest millions of trees every year just like how the farmers harvest corn and wheat? They actually replenish more to their tree farms than they take.

Asked By: Brian J - 2/16/2008
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Whoever said there are more trees/forest than in pre columbian times must be smoking something good. I've heard that nonsense before. It could be possible that there are more trees in actual numbers, but if so, it's because all that's left is 1000 toothpicks for every old growth real tree. And those woodlands are... More
Answered By: frflyer - 2/16/2008
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i don't complain that companies cut down trees. i understand that they need to do that in order for us to have paper. what people complain about is they don't see that these companies replace what they cut. they always say they replace it but people don't even see a single plant in the area. that is what we complain... More
Answered By: pao d historian - 2/16/2008
 
When they say they replenish more to their tree farms, this doesn't have to be trees. Plus, it is their TREE FARMS. Please note that. They are still chopping down rainforests, and not replenishing them... More
Answered By: Shicoco - 2/16/2008
 
and then they go to MC Donald's or whatever and use the napkins and at home use paper towels, bunch of flippin hypocrites
Answered By: John B - 2/16/2008
 
Well trees take much more time to grow than corn and wheat crops, but besides that, Trees provide oxygen to the plant (for us to breath) and they also absorb the CO2 that is given off by mankind as well as naturally in environment. The trees also create a forest and a forest is the habitat/environment in which animals... More
Answered By: Natalie C - 2/16/2008
 
People are just not up on their facts. There is more forest/trees than in 1604, when Europeans first came here.
Answered By: odysseus1959 - 2/16/2008
 
the growing and harvesting of corn and wheat is as, or more destructive to the environment as timber harvest. You need to plant hundreds of trees to replace a mature tree. Lumber/timber companies only kill trees to make money. it is not as a favor for you.
Answered By: nobull54 - 2/16/2008
 
The paper and lumbar companies cut down trees with a committment to replant the same number to maintain balance. But once the trees are cut, the committment goes to air and no replanting is done.
Answered By: Amarjit Singh Chhina - 2/17/2008
 
I saw a bumper sticker the other day that read: If you are opposed to loggers, try using plastic toilet paper. I think that says it all.
Answered By: Mr Rational - 2/17/2008
 
probably because greedy lumber producers are cutting down valuable Forrest's at an unsustainable rate, see articles on the web relating to South American rain Forrest's. I disagree that they all lumber companies replenish more than they harvest.
Answered By: EDWARD D - 2/17/2008
 
We're losing our forests and wild areas to uncontrolled harvesting and development... More
Answered By: Timothy D - 2/17/2008
 
Your information is partly true, in various developing and underdevloped countries that is not the case and it is a dangerous game - If advanced countries can only use less of paper/change trends things will take a turn for the better- they are the trend setters.
Answered By: jittender k - 2/18/2008
 
Generally people complain mostly on the actual visualization that has taken place large vast clear cuts on mountain ranges, and so on. Of course like you say the tree companies do replant alot of what they cut. These areas of course are left alone for many years to be cut later on for future cuttings. Of course alot of... More
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Answered By: Survival Steve - 2/18/2008
 
People complain because they are not properly informed, don't understand or are ignorant... More
Answered By: Dan - 2/19/2008
 
Comparing tree "harvesting" (it really isn't... it's "logging") to farming wheat and corn is a very flawed apples-and-oranges analogy... More
Answered By: Andy - 2/20/2008
 
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