Tree Frog Forestry News

Trees are the answer to climate change

By Timothy Burpoe, certified forester
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise
February 6, 2020
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: US East, United States

I am writing in response to Paul Herrmann’s letter to the editor. …Paul is correct that the over-harvesting of trees in the Adirondacks resulted in the creation of the Forest Preserve and the eventual preservation of over 4 million acres in New York state. …To answer your question: Why do we continue to cut trees when carbon is building up in our atmosphere? Aren’t we putting more carbon into the air when we harvest trees and use the products in pulp, pellets and firewood? The answer to his question is that growing and harvesting trees is the key to slowing down and eventually halting climate change. What? How can this be? …We don’t need more Forest Preserve; we need to promote the forest products industry in the Adirondacks, and the rest of New York state and New England. 

Read More