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In Santa Barbara, Rob Bjorklund makes unique furniture out of 'awesome logs' that otherwise would be cut for firewood or buried in a landfill.

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 7, 2009, 3:42 am
Well, a good idea......Sort of.

Why doesn't he take these logs
and make bird houses since
at one time birds did live in
the trees.

Seems man destroys or misuses
the spoils of his deeds for only

Animals lose out all the way
around. Man has always been
misguided by his intelligence
more so than any other animal!!!!!
"There is nothing
in which the birds differ
more from man than
the way in which they can
build and yet leave a landscape
as it was before." ~ Robert Lynd

"The habit of ignoring Nature
is deeply implanted in our times.
This attitude reminds me of
people who never look you in the eye;
I find them disturbing and
always have to look away."

—Marc Chagall

Plant trees for life.......

Wednesday January 7, 2009, 3:54 am
Noted. Bird houses, god idea Bette, he could sell them and put part of the money back into forests. Why would anyone bury the logs in land fill, where they can still be used. TY Cal.

Pam F (221)
Wednesday January 7, 2009, 4:01 am
Agreed - that's a good idea,Bette.
I reckon he could still make his furniture - and get lots of birdhouses out of the offcuts.
UM...kill 2 birds with one stone - forgive the expression!

Morgan Griffith (225)
Wednesday January 7, 2009, 7:00 am
The chain of support for other wildlife for every tree that dies or is cut down before its time is unfathomable. Yes Bette it would be good to at least give the birds new homes--that is the least that could be done

Ray W (10)
Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:09 pm
Wow you guys are a tuff crowd! From what I read, he/they are putting the trees to good use. Just because bird houses aren't mentioned, doesn't mean they aren't getting built. I am a wood worker and from my experience with people that do the same, we use every scrap we can so very little goes to waste. We are very conscience of what trees come down and/or are used. Look at this guy, he is only clearing away what needs to be. Also, it saves other trees from disease carried thru pollination, keeps diseases from spreading. Reduces the chance of fire or them falling onto persons or property and the list goes on and on. Wood workers, for the most part are environmentalist/sometimes to the extreme.
Even the giant lumber companies replant the equivalent and more than they cut down. It's a renewable source and is handled very efficiently. Be careful what you read from people and organizations that have an agenda that could be hidden.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:21 pm
Well Ray.......I sure do have an agenda!!!!!!

To get far more trees planted than
exist today & provide home for birds,
squirrels & the environment!!

I suggest you look up how many forrested
areas have disappeared in just the
last two hundred years due to mans invasion
for his want of wood.

Plant trees for life in 2009.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 7, 2009, 1:30 pm
"The fate of animals is of greater importance to me
than the fear of appearing ridiculous;
it is indissolubly connected with the fate of man."
—Emile Zola, French author.

"The Earth is not dying,
it is being killed,
and those who are killing it
have names and addresses."

—Utah Philips, folksinger

Earth Prophecy
And the way out

Earth Meanders by Dr. Glen Barry


serge vrabec (278)
Wednesday January 7, 2009, 2:53 pm
Love you Bette, yes, bird houses. WE need more and more and more sustainable ideas and actions. It is fun re-creating our methods, etc. for a sustainable future. Thx Cal

Ray W (10)
Thursday January 8, 2009, 3:26 pm
Yes Bette, I certainly believe we need more trees planted and this is well underway everywhere including the giant logging companies. The most serious violators are in South America. Here though it is changing.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 8, 2009, 4:09 pm
Ray.....Along with your comments I'd like to add that America & South America are doing their bit to replace trees. But, this is not true of the millions of palm trees harvested for their oil which is used in hundreds of products. And, the destruction of these island & far eastern places is not one bit necessary because other ingredients can be so easily used as a substitute instead of mass annialation of these trees.

Also, China has all but destoyed the Gobi desert area that once was something of a Geden of Eden. Now, it is a waste land of sand thousands of miles in every direction. China has promised to replant this area & have started to a degree to replace what they have destroyed.

So, worldwide there is much to make up for in the width & length of replacing of these forested areas to give back animal habitats, and the shear beauty trees provide to any one landscape.

Plant trees for life in 2009.
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