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Duncan - The Low Carbon Economy Ltd

26 Jun 2009 11:06:17

Vested Interests: Industrial logging and carbon in tropical forests



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14 Feb 2010

I agree that a lot of tropical logging companies do not practice "sustainable forestry" but there are some that do.

To tar them all with the same brush is not fair.

I have personally invested in growing 250 Teak trees in Indonesia and they will stay in my family long after I have left this world.

Sustainable forestry means re-growing trees as and when the crop reaches certain stages in maturity and is harvested. This means the trees will be replaced by those that are logged.

I am trying to get other people to do the same. Its good for the environment and the poor farmers who live in the local area.

regards

Steve Smith
(Brit living in Indonesia)


14 Feb 2010

I agree that a lot of tropical logging companies do not practice "sustainable forestry" but there are some that do.

To tar them all with the same brush is not fair.

I have personally invested in growing 250 Teak trees in Indonesia and they will stay in my family long after I have left this world.

Sustainable forestry means re-growing trees as and when the crop reaches certain stages in maturity and is harvested. This means the trees will be replaced by those that are logged.

I am trying to get other people to do the same. Its good for the environment and the poor farmers who live in the local area.

regards

Steve Smith
(Brit living in Indonesia)




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