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Posted by Aaron Viviano on August 28, 2002 03:36:32 UTC

"Loggers are not farmers."

Exactly correct. I was only using them for a comparison.

"When they log on national forests, they will not pay loggers to plant trees just because they are nice. They will do it because the U.S. Forest Service, acting as agents for the People of the United States by laws enacted in Congress, require them to plant those trees as a condition of the sale."

Correct as well, but still wouldn't it be stupid to cut down a tree for lumber and not to plant another as replacements?

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