When the Last Tree Has Been Cut Down…

Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish been caught, and the last stream poisoned, will we realize we cannot eat money. 
Cree Indian Prophecy

26 thoughts on “When the Last Tree Has Been Cut Down…

  1. franhunne4u says:

    We were on such a good way out of the whole malarkey, it was really bad in the 70s, we cleaned up our act in the 80s, cleaned the rivers, became aware of our actions having consequences – and then came the nay-sayers, the greed-managers, the conservatives who are not conserving anything.

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  2. Janet from FL says:

    I hate when I see a tract of trees all cut down to make room for another mall or gas station or pizza restaurant. We don’t need more businesses. We need the trees! God gave us the gift of trees. They clean the air and provide oxygen. It is proven that being in a park or forest reduces stress!

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  3. Natasha says:

    I love this quote. It hits the nail in such a powerful expression. Happy Holidays Chandra, and a Merry X’mas. We hope you link up to #WW soon.

    Love and festive cheer!

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      • Natasha says:

        Take your time off to cool your heels. But if you still fee upto it, the linky is open till coming Tuesday. Feel free to hop in; else just put your feet up and stay warm.

        Happy Yule♥️

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  4. lloydslensphotographyllc says:

    One of the reasons why I majored in forestry (many years ago) was that I wanted to get into mine reclamation. There is a way that we can have it all but we have to be very wise with our choices. Clear cutting and strip mining are so damaging because of the scale and lack of Rehabilitation on the land. Sadly, I learned that government regulations actually inhibit reforesting overharvested areas. One example is that sawdust is classified as toxic waste. But that same sawdust can be composted and used to regrow the forest if it was allowed.

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    • Chandra Lynn says:

      Wow. I can’t figure out what we gain by destroying so many trees. Why not develop within the idea of preserving as much nature as possible? My son is working on a science project that addresses some of the environmental problems we cause in the name of development. I hope his generation can change this mindset.

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      • lloydslensphotographyllc says:

        I dropped out of college about a year before receiving a B.S. in forest biology and an Associate degree in forestry. I’m sad to say that there’s a lot of junk science out there on both sides of the issue. The absolutely best resource I can recommend is a fellow by the name of Geoff Lawton out of Australia. He’s in the field of permaculture and has been very successful at rebuilding forests even to the point where he grows food trees in the desert. He’s very approachable even though he’s kinda famous in the field.
        He is frequent guest on the Survival Podcast ( which is more about gardening etc than the stuff on T.V.)
        I’ve taken the liberty of pulling up the list for you . I do need to forewarn that the host “Jack” does occasionally use “adult language ” but always tries to warn the listener if they might want to skip ahead. I wouldn’t let that stop me from learning from one of the best tree experts in the world though.

        http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/?s=Geoff+Lawton+

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