We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Tom Wessels, the guy with the white beard, is a fascinating forensic analyst when looking at old forests. He has a few videos on the net and they are also well worth watching. Old growth timber forests are almost nonexistent now in New England, but there were still some pristine areas in Maine when I was growing up there. Great video, thanks.
That video was classic tree-hugger propaganda. "Old Growth" forests just aren't healthy; Forests need the hand of man to tend them. I live not far from the Cradle of Forestry in America where good forest management practices were first employed.
Assistant Village Idiot
I've long thought that much of what we today call "forests", are actually tree farms, especially those with long rows of equally spaced, equally aged, trees. After all we don't call a wheat field a "prairie".