Mart, I love the pines just the way they are thank you. The article is pure bullcrap, promoted by somebody with an agenda. He has no right to suggest anything, it is our land too, and we like it wild, just the way it is.I am for controled cutting and planting. This method can provide jobs and resources. Trees are a renewable resource unlike oil. I do not mind the woods burning but that is something that has a possiblity of getting out of control by accident. You can be selective on what to cut by logging.
I like it!!!!! i'd have no problem taking care of the "Burnt Mill" area of Wharton. I was out there last night and unfortunately noone from the cleanup hity that area. I would love to take care of that section. A little help would be nice thoughSeems to me the real caretakers of the Pine Barrens are those of us on this sight and others who spend our time among this wonderful treasure.
Sure there are official sources paid to do some things. But it is our voice, labor and love for the pines that can secure this wonderful land for our present and future generations.
Some of the land will need to burn. Some of it will need to be thinned.
Perhaps we could develop an official volunteer Pine Barrens Caretaker force. Which could monitor and be a care taker for various sections and keep it green and clean.
I'll start by taking on the East Plains - Warren Grove area.
Perhaps others will buy a few pieces of land and preserve it permanently too.
Amen to that, I couldn't agree more.Mart, I love the pines just the way they are thank you. The article is pure bullcrap,
I live in the woods myself, my house isn't "fireproof" (maybe I should get some bunker plans from Tom? ) and I have virtually no buffer. But my insurance is paid up. I guess one out of three ain't bad?I don't feel sorry for anybody who bought a house in the woods and had it burn down.
Ah, but there's the rub. Many people choose to live in the woods and not accept the risk. Look at how many people want to close down Warren Grove after the fire.Seriously, I know there's a risk involved with living here and it's one which I accept. There are plenty of bad things which might happen in your development as well. And if they did, I would probably feel sorry for you.
I don't know, this can be devestating to people. Sometimes buffers and fire resistant material won't protect you and fire insurance can't cover the setimental value of many household items. My last house and the house i'm in now are both within dangerous areas in the case of a forest fire. I would certainly praise the forest fire service very much if they could protect me.I don't feel sorry for anybody who bought a house in the woods and had it burn down. (The folks in Barnegat who got hit by the Warren Grove fire especially.) Clear enough of a buffer around your house, buy houses made of fire resistant material, and keep your fire insurance policies paid up.