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(The beetles killed these trees....)

1 posted on 01/28/2013 10:21:13 AM PST by fishtank
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To: fishtank

I can’t live without my trees.


2 posted on 01/28/2013 10:28:01 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: fishtank

Yes, but the trees don’t.


3 posted on 01/28/2013 10:28:09 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: fishtank

Yes — because leaves make better toilet paper than rocks.


4 posted on 01/28/2013 10:40:27 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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Do People Live Longer among Trees

Probably not if "AXEMEN" is real.

5 posted on 01/28/2013 10:43:08 AM PST by Starstruck (If I were a communist, socialist or fascist, l I would be for gun control.)
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To: fishtank

No.....rutabagas.....that’s the secret to long life.


6 posted on 01/28/2013 10:53:12 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: fishtank

It’s because man descended from trees.


7 posted on 01/28/2013 11:01:15 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: fishtank

How many people were killed last year by falling tree branches?


9 posted on 01/28/2013 11:07:32 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: fishtank
In Japan they are going wild on this idea and there is an excellent writing on this in Outside magazine, called "Take two hours of pine forest and call me in the morning" as I recall.

In which they show that being outside in nature lowers your blood pressure - they showed this years ago with people watching fish tanks though. And no surprise, sitting at a computer terminal does not help with depression or stress like being outside does.

There is some good science coming into it, as they are working on brain scans, etc in Tokyo to show that being out in nature, ie among trees, is good for us. I am following this and finding it interesting.

11 posted on 01/28/2013 11:11:35 AM PST by MarMema
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To: fishtank

did anyone stop to think that perhaps there are other factors...like, say, those who live in low rent housing have no trees around, while those in the suburbs are surrounded by trees——meaning incomes, nutrition, education, etc are the causal factors, and the trees are just collateral?


12 posted on 01/28/2013 11:13:06 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: fishtank

Homosexuals don’t “camp-out”.


13 posted on 01/28/2013 11:22:28 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: fishtank

I sure HOPE so; I sell trees for a living! :)


14 posted on 01/28/2013 11:22:53 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: fishtank

I live in the city and spend most summer weekends and vacations in a heavily treed cottage at a lake. At the cottage I feel more energetic, have a healthy appetite, and sleep better than I do at home. I have always attributed it to the much richer supply of oxygen in the air due to the trees.


15 posted on 01/28/2013 11:24:22 AM PST by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: fishtank

I wouldn’t doubt it. Trees give off a lot of oxygen, and a good oxygen supply would seem to be pretty obviously linked to good health. They also provide a lot of shade, and baking in the sun all the time can’t be the great for your long-term prospects. A lot of trees probably also grow well in places that are otherwise healthier for humans as well. I live in a 68-acre planned development with 2000 trees, many of them huge, so this bodes well for me!


18 posted on 01/28/2013 12:45:36 PM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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Do People Live Longer among Trees?

If by "trees" you mean "beer," I'd have to say yes.

19 posted on 01/28/2013 1:24:14 PM PST by GnL
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To: fishtank

I don’t know if one lives longer living among trees. But I do know life isn’t worth the bother without them!


20 posted on 01/28/2013 1:27:58 PM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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