[Ebook] ➧ The Dying of the Trees Author Charles E. Little – Anguillais.us

The Dying of the TreesMost Of Us Remember The Magic Of A Certain Forest, Or A Favorite Tree Our Children, Says Writer And Conservationist Charles E Little, Probably Won T The Forests Are Declining The Trees Are Dying Little Shows How Logging In The Northwest Is Far From The Whole Story, How Virtually Everywhere In This Country Our Trees Are Mortally Afflicted Even Before They Are Cut From The Sugarbush Of Vermont And The Dogwoods Of Maryland S Catoctin Mountains To The Forests Of The Hollows In Applachia, The Oaks And Aspens Of Northern Michigan, And The Mountainsides And Deserts Of The West, A Whole Range Of Human Caused Maladies From Fatal Ozone, Ultraviolet Rays, And Acid Rain To The Disastrous Aftermath Of Clear Cutting Has Brought Tree Death And Forest Decline In Its Wake In His Journeys To America S Forests And Woodlands, Little Exhaustively Explores This Phenomenon With Scientists, Government Officials, And Citizen Leaders And Recounts How They Have Responded And In Many Cases Failed To Respond To This Threat To Global Ecological Balance.

[Ebook] ➧ The Dying of the Trees Author Charles E. Little – Anguillais.us
  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • The Dying of the Trees
  • Charles E. Little
  • English
  • 15 September 2017
  • 9780140158724

    10 thoughts on “[Ebook] ➧ The Dying of the Trees Author Charles E. Little – Anguillais.us


  1. says:

    Long, long ago, before the 1970s, thousands of people would make a springtime pilgrimage to the Catoctin woods of Maryland to enjoy the flowering dogwood trees Today, the tourists no longer come, because seventy nine percent of the dogwoods are dead, and the rest are dying A mystery fungus created a rapidly spreading blight, which penetrated the bark and blocked the flow of water and nutrients It killed new dogwood seedlings The experts were puzzled Could the trees have been weakened by acid rain, smog, increased UV radiation, or a changing climate The dogwood die off captured the attention of Maryland resident Charles Little, a conservationist and writer It inspired him to spend three years visiting 13 states, observe dying trees, interview experts, and read papers and reports Then he wrote The Dying of the Trees It was a heartbreaking project, because everything he learned was grim, and worsening.On one trip, he visited Hub Vogelmann, in the Green Mountains of Vermont, a region downwind from the industrial Midwest Three quarters of the spruce trees were dead, and there was no evidence of insects or disease In tree ring studies, vanadium, arsenic, and barium began appearing in the wood around 1920 Following World War II, the wood also contained copper, lead, zinc, and cadmium Aluminum is commonly found in forest soils, but acid rain breaks down aluminum silicates, enabling the metal to be absorbed by plants It kills the roots Vogelmann was shar...


  2. says:

    The content of this book, while old at this point, is fine The writing style of Mr Little is insufferable Every point is a chance to make a smarmy jab at someone or point out how well educated he is This is exactly...


  3. says:

    I picked this up in a used bookstore in Eureka, California I had just visited the redwoods for the first time and was in an environmental mood The author looks at the lumber industry and the condition of our forested lands He tells about many kinds of trees, including redwoods, sequoias, and bristlecone He recounts the damage being done by acid rain, forest fires, and industrial emissions The book tells it like it is without an alarmist tone I enjoyed reading this A woods walker knows when there is an infestation of gypsy moth caterpillars from the sheer noise of thousands of caterpillars defecating frass, the droppings which rattle on dry leaves below in an unmistakable pitter pat that for all the world sounds like a summer rain, even tho...


  4. says:

    the understory study of the Overstory, perhaps one background read by Powers Bought book at Kiwanis Thrift in Black Mountain, NC Published 1995, subtitled The Pandemic of America s Forests.Then, as now still.


  5. says:

    This book was good I like that Mr Little has an objective viewpoint on the topic, which still reveals a great amount of danger that north American trees are in Many of these can be directly or indirectly attributed to industrial society If trees die, animals and fungi die.


  6. says:

    Enough can t be said of the importance of thinking before you act Here is an example of that on a large scale Many people just don t see how things are so interconnected, tip the scale here and something goes haywire there this book is a wake up call that can t be ignored.

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