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Letter: Why are we still cutting down old-growth trees? Build differently

'Enough is enough!'
Old growth forest
Unprotected old-growth forest in the Central Walbran Valley on Vancouver Island. (T.J. Watt/Pique)


Why are the old growth trees and forests being cut down, (often clear cut instead of selectively logged), when the Fraser River near the Lower Mainland cities is full of floating pods of lumber, growing larger with time, much of it visibly rotting around us?

Enough is enough! Be innovative. Start building with new, safer materials.

Keep the forests natural. Create new jobs by educating us all about the need to protect nature for our health and well-being. 

If necessary, build a well-monitored tourist industry around that major concept.

Carla Evans

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