A reader emails about the tree funeral I blogged about yesterday:
Hi Cam ….
Many years ago, I lived for three years on the West Coast. I have never been able to understand the precious attitude to selective felling of native trees in the area¬†as the re-forestation rate is way, way beyond replacement requirements. In fact, some selective felling would be the equivalent of a good pruning…. ¬† and provide a good income !
To mourn one kahikatea tree is ¬†“obsessive behaviour” and would indicate that those involved don’t have balance in their lives !!!¬†
There are thousands of kahikatea , rimu and beech in the West coast forests, with probably millions of seedlings springing up hoping for a chance to grow up¬†big and tall.
In my own 1 1/2 acre garden, I have kahikatea, totara and nikau coming up like hairs on a cat’s back and regularly have to pull them out…I could be in trouble !!
Keep up the good work :-)