Bus Tourists: Oooh. Ahhh. Gasp. The splendor of fall at the corporate national park.
wait a second!…..they left one
Frankly, I’m stumped for a comment.
Was in Yellostone park and most of the trees where dead. The park has a program of where the trees fall leave them right there. They will cut any tree that falls on the road off as close to the road as possable. The same for dead Bufflo, we could not use a 1/3 of the seats at OLD FATHFULL because a rotting bufflo was there. This is our parks?
The Day After … the Healthy Forests Initiative was signed by… that guy before Obama.
And he missed one.
They left 1% for us, how ungreedy. Wait, it’s just marking where the strip mining begins.
Hey, “their” politicians are out on their stump speeches aren’t they…? The remaining tree was an oversight.
Except that corporations generally keep their forests in much better condition than the US Forest Service does.
I remeber a certain governor of California who said “If you’ve seen one tree, you’ve seen them all”. Can’t think of his name right now
…ever go see the redwoods?Look on the other side of the hill…
So sad. Is this what we’re headed for?
What? I thought Obama was going to save the world. What happened?
Well, all that timber can be used to build useful things. Maybe something that looks nice and provides some shade.
thanks. Almost everybody gets it. Used to live in Northern California. The two hundred yards nearest the highway have trees. Everywhere else, nothing.The criminals will steal anything that’s profitable. That’s why there are Republicans, to make thieving in large amounts legal. So there’s enough to pay off the gang. GOTP delenda est…
Where’s the Lorax when you need him?
They paved paradisePut up a parkin’ lot!
That tour leaves something to be desired…
Maybe it should be called the Fell Tour….
How about … “I can’t See the Forest for the Stumps” tour?
The Forest Service doesn’t cut too many trees. Even when there has been a fire, they leave the dead trees standing to fall years later.
Compare the forest management of corporations with the forest management of the federal government.
You can’t see the forrest for the tree.
AHHHH! Smell the “Fall” of political attitude. Most unrefreshing!
I say kill all the trees before the trees kill us!
This cartoon is unrealistic. Corporate lumber companies replant trees so they will have more in the future.
1. Interesting how many still don’t know the difference between the U.S. Forest Service (multiple use), and National Park Service(preservation and protection). 2. Over 95% of U.S. “original” (at European arrival) forest lands HAVE been cut, some many times over. 3. This is a throwback to James Watt at Interior who DID want to destroy all public land resources for profit. Corporations still want to cut everything that’s left. Where once “harvest” was trees 10 FEET or more in diameter, today they’re “harvesting” the same species when 10 INCHES in diameter, and calling it “second growth”.
The problem with company managed forests is that they cut down many different species of trees and replace them with fast-growing pines which niether support the same variety of life that the previous forest did nor produce lumber that is useful except for making curved blades on hockey sticks.
Yes Corporations buy and abuse timberland so they can lose money. As a private company forester for several years I can assume you there is more care in private forest land than the government ever dreamed of.
Don’t blame Nixon for stuff like this—check his record. He was strongly pro-environmental protection. He was responsible for the original EPA, before later Republican presidents castrated it.
There is nothing as lovely as a tree. But I fear I shall not see a tree at all,Unless first the billboards fall.
You forgot the condos and the 36 hole golf course!
Probably used the wood to build the CEO a humongous house and almost equally humongous hunting “cabin”.
Reagan on redwoods: “When you’ve seen one tree, you’ve seen ’em all.” Watt on resources: “Jesus is coming back soon and it is our duty to use up all natural resources before he does.” For Shanek: after 40 years in the field, I’ve seen lots of “private” companies screw over government land while saving their own until they nuked it for higher profits when the government trees were gone. I’ve also seen some good management on federal lands, and bad. Same for “private” land, some care, some only want the bucks, not a future, and they don’t care if there’s anything left for habitat, wildlife, or human, when they’re done. Those latter tend to hold the “Reagan view”.
In my trips on Highway 10, I’m amused by the small sign close to the border between New Mexico and Texas which says “New Mexico National Forest”, followed shortly by a single, gnarled tree about six feet high, and surrounded by sand and gravel as far as it’s possible to see. I’ve always assumed it’s some sort of macabre joke.
Funny, Weyerhauser’s forests don’t look like that. Too bad the US Forest Service can’t take a cue from them.
If they had their way, thats what all forests would look like.
But, think of all the jobs created by the this.
Okay…on a much lighter note, with respect to my very intelligent and naturally blonde sister: this reminds me of a recent comic showing a corn maze for blondes with only one stalk of corn. (Sorry…can’t help snickering.)
Bears repeating — only because they missed one.
A Thneed is something that everyone needs