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Old 04-22-2015, 04:24 AM
bridgeman bridgeman is offline
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Default Trees are gone

In addition to Furfaces comments I would like to add that the watershed is is trashed. Vast areas have been stripped bare of every tree of marketable size. The band of trees along the road is an allusion. Take a look a google earth.
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:04 AM
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Bridgeman is right about the forests in the Upper Androscoggin watershed. These "industrial forests" have been harvested over and over again with the only large trees remaining being bull Yellow Birches with no real value. In several areas there are real issues with erosion and sedimentation in the smaller streams from the repeated logging activities. With the bio-mass plant in Berlin there will be demand for wood of any size shortening the cycle between cuts. All this happens away from the state highways, the classic out of sight out of mind situation. If you want to help prevent this project contact your State Representative and voice your opinion about the State backing a $25 million bond for the Balsams. The hearings on this issue started yesterday.
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