Saturday, August 22, 2020
Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Big Basin is our oldest state park in California, founded in 1902.
The loss of hundreds of these magnificent trees is staggering in many respects, both for the trees themselves and the biosystem.
A lot of stupid things come out of our President's mouth but the other day he hit a new mark in ignorance.
He said that the problem in California is that we don't sweep our forest floor clean.
Our forests in the west are at risk. The trees can't take the new excessive heat and dryness threshold.
I lost one of my two giant redwoods last year. They get their nourishment through moisture in the air and there isn't any. A very sad thing to watch.
Redwoods have lived as long as 3500 years but they might prove to not be a match for the ignorance of man, who continue to rely on fossil fuels and refuse to acknowledge the impact they are having on global warming.
Man is capable of doing some wonderful things, from writing sonatas to painting masterpieces but at environmental stewardship we are a dismal failure.
Old Growth Forest Network.
Professor Maloof explained that there is so much more going on in an old growth forest than what we see with our naked eye, the fungi, the animal life, the insects, the lichen, the mosses.
I have spent a fair amount of time in the redwoods. They are a place of continual magic and enchantment.
Only a city boy dolt from Queens would think that a forest floor would benefit from a good sweep.
It is so sad to see just how badly stupid is winning.