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Re: Pollution
« Reply #720 on: June 29, 2018, 12:45:42 pm »
I have mentioned here many times and still remained puzzled at this Christmas tree game. What a horrible waste of beautiful greenery for so little in my view. At least if you were building something viable with it one could make sense of it but to stick it in a room for a few weeks and throw it away seems so absurd to me. The transportation and fuel waste of hauling these beautiful trees from Canada and Maine or whatever is another terrible wast IMO.   


Agreed. It might have been one thing when you went up the hill and brought back a likely sapling.  When you consider that entire business is exist to cultivate these trees, cut them and ship them, and then  waste them within a period of weeks incredibly wasteful. Especially at scale.

If the problem was limited to the unjustified harvest of blue spruce and other conifers for Christmas Trees 🎄, that waste, though inexcusable, would still not constitute much of a threat to our environment.

The problem is orders of magnitude bigger than that. You can check how many acres of trees any state lost at the links below.

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“Urban forests are an important resource,” says co-author Dave Nowak from the USDA Forest Service’s Northern Research Station. “Urban foresters, planners and decision-makers need to understand trends in urban forests so they can develop and maintain sufficient levels of tree cover – and the accompanying forest benefits – for current and future generations of citizens.”

A table showing tree cover 🌳 and impervious cover change by state is available here. And you can download the whole study here.
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