To the editor,
Re: Cutting down old-growth trees in B.C. is ‘ruthless profiteering,’ Letters, May 12.
To the writer stating that old growth trees should be harvested because they are old. I would say that yes, “it is better to let these trees inevitably die and fall down” and I would add that a fallen tree does no harm to the environment. The inevitable “rot” and “mould” is a natural part of the life cycle of a forest.
“Tree huggers” are trying to save something much greater than old trees; they are trying to protect a natural ecosystem. If a tree falls in the forest does a human need to hear it?
Ross Desprez, Nanaimo
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