Municipality of North Cowichan forest worth more standing

Letter by Larry McIntosh, North Cowichan
Chemainus Valley Courier
December 17, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

The Municipality of North Cowichan doesn’t make its money logging so why cut down the trees? On the front page of the website there is a link to a video called “New Old Growth – Our Mature Naturally Generated Forests Vs. Tree Plantations.” The video is filmed in areas of the Municipal Forest Reserve that are presently planned to be clear-cut. I encourage Municipality of North Cowichan taxpayers to spend seven minutes watching this video. I think it is reasonable to ask yourself, “If we aren’t making any significant money logging these aging forests, why do we cut down the trees?” …I have become, perhaps, a little simplistic. I now look at much of our MFR and agree with the Fairy Creek tree huggers – Worth More Standing.

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