I enjoyed Dr. Emile's article, Bob. Thanks for posting it! I especially found the turkey beard info interesting.
JeffD said:As Steve Martin would say, well exCUUUUUUUUUUUZE MEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I was tired from the long hike and writing late and I mistook E Meel, a guy's name, for Em Ill Lee, a female name. I realize there is no excuse, so I guess that faux paux destroys my credibility and my whole arguement because I just wasn't paying attention. Chalk one up for the tree huggers. They've convinced me that we need to stop piddlin' around with these cold, planned, controlled burns and just let fire rip through the forest. Next time I'm out in the forest I'll have to commit arson, as this is the closest thing to what nature did before humans arrived on the scene and started cutting down trees and, to clear out the undergrowth, making brush fires. :roll: :bounce: :bow:
JeffD said:This Divito GUY is just advocating the "leave it alone" philosophy, with, or course, a little compromise for allegedly protecting communites from wildfire. ...Here's the scoop from Texas A & M Forestry Professor Thomas Bonnicksen, whom I've mentioned and find right on target.... The public needs to be educated that this leave it alone philosophy is destroying our forests.