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Roxas , Palawan, PH
Project: Vale do Clajá
Posted by Roman Eisenkoelbl over 11 years ago
Planting a Tree is a sacred Act
The Earth has now only about 35% of its prehistoric forest cover.
"Ranging across some 30 percent of the planet's land surface,forests are the climax ecosystems of a green and flowering world"
Each year, about 12 million hectares of forests (an area almost the size of England) are being eliminated from the face of the Earth. Almost all of this deforestation occurs in the moist forests and open woodlands of the tropics
Forests are an important form of natural capital. Forest-dependent people constitute a significant portion of the world’s so called "poor". A recent estimate is that “one out of four of the world’s poor depend directly or indirectly on forests for their livelihood” (World Bank, 2000a), although the nature of the dependence varies (Shepherd,Arnold and Bass, 1999).
TREES, Nature´s Solar Power Plants, advantages of tress as renewable energy source include:
they provide wood for decentralised production of transport fuels using intermediate technology (wood gas or methanol)
they provide structural timber products,fibre and wood products to replace high energy concrete,metal and synthetic materials
forests can produce fruit and other foods plus honey and mushrooms,also are habitat for animals which can be hunted sustainable and provide other products and environmental services
wood producing forests can grow sustainably on our poorest land unsuited to food production28
Timber Forests are especially important in a world of declining fossil fuels for several reasons:
actively growing forests can accumulate biomass of 5-35 tonnes per hectare per annum
wood in straight and tall tress continues to increase in value long after the rate of growth has slowed because large,slow grown trees provide sawlogs with great variety of durable product uses
some decomposition of leaves,bark and wood from older trees accumulates as soil humus capable of lasting for thounsands of years
houses and other high quality products made from timber can last for centuries
well managed forests of long lived,high quality timber trees protected from fire can last for hundreds of years before their timber value and carbon storage begin to decline
In a low-energy future the value of mature forests will be very high.As in the past,the wealth of nations will be measured by the quantity and quality of their forest!
„ REFORESTING THE EARTH IS ONE OF THE FEW TASKS LEFT TO US TO EXPRESS OUR HUMANITY“
most of the above information and facts comes from various Permaculture Books and Internet Research,Thanks and Respect to all of them.
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