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Old 07-24-2000, 09:44 AM   #32
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A quick ecological note on the difference between a temporate forest and a tropical rain forest. If you clearcut a northern forest, chances are a forest will grow back eventually, clearcut a tropical rain forest and you may vever see anything resembling it again because the soil is so poor not much will grow back. That said, it is still important to consider the management of the forests that are the source of ones material, whether it is the structure of your house, the paper of your books or the hardwood of your bokken (not exactly a major market compared to the two previous). Saying it is all the same so it doesn't matter makes one a bad consumer. We probably all need to start paying a little more attention to how we spend our money.
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