To: To Hell With Poverty
Conversely, New Hampshire used to be pretty much totally defoliated...
Same goes for the Adirondack Mountains in Northern New York State. Logging and mining (iron ore) caused most of the deforestation. It wasn't until the late 1800's that state legislation was passed to preserve the forests in the mountains and make them forever wild.
Glad to know the trees came back, but I like my story better (yay free markets!)...
Actually, I did see a program about that on PBS once, a special about the Hudson River valley. Demand for firewood had a lot to do with it if I remember correctly. I think about that (the deforested Adirondacks) whenever I hear hippies talking about their wood stoves like it's so darn superior to our oil furnaces. I'd rather burn oil and keep our forests, thank you! (well okay actually I'd rather have cheap nuke power, but you get my point.....)
posted on 08/02/2006 10:27:37 AM PDT
by To Hell With Poverty
(It's a messed up world-the Germans don't want war and the French call Americans arrogant!)
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson