Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
More discoveries. NEW: Zeiss Victory SF 32

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

The end of the line for our biggest trees?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Friday 13th October 2017, 11:32   #1
Chosun Juan
Given to Fly
 
Chosun Juan's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central West NSW, Australia
Posts: 7,303
Exclamation The end of the line for our biggest trees?

http://www.australiangeographic.com....biggest-trees/

It's called 'shrinking nature' .... I'm surprised that the Professor doesn't list one of the major causes ?? Bonus prize for the first person to mention it :)


This link is just out of interest as an FYI http://www.nationalregisterofbigtrees.com.au/



Chosun
Chosun Juan is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2016 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Monday 22nd April 2019, 12:28   #2
Chosun Juan
Given to Fly
 
Chosun Juan's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central West NSW, Australia
Posts: 7,303
Unhappy 15 Giants lost ......... : (

The recent bushfires in Tasmania have claimed the lives of 15 Giants - Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus Regnans) recorded over 85m tall, nearly 20m wide, and ~500 years old .......
https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-...Ks&pfmredir=sm

If the world keeps draining swamps and drying the place out, then the successors to these Old Growth giants have no chance of ever living to the age of their ancestors or hope to attain their size ......




Chosun
Chosun Juan is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2016 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Monday 22nd April 2019, 17:38   #3
fugl
Forum Member

 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 15,685
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chosun Juan View Post
http://www.australiangeographic.com....biggest-trees/

It's called 'shrinking nature' .... I'm surprised that the Professor doesn't list one of the major causes ?? Bonus prize for the first person to mention it
EMR?

fugl is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 23rd April 2019, 14:37   #4
Chosun Juan
Given to Fly
 
Chosun Juan's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central West NSW, Australia
Posts: 7,303
Arrow

Quote:
Originally Posted by fugl View Post
EMR?
No - same old same old unfortunately - just draining the swamp (and not the one you're fixated on ! :)
Degraded /destroyed hydrological cycles the world over ....

Quote from the article in the OP:- https://www.australiangeographic.com...biggest-trees/
"In one Amazonian experiment, in which half of the rainfall was captured by ducts and removed from the forest, the mortality of smaller trees doubled, but that of the biggest trees shot up by 450 percent."

On top of that you have absolute Muppets in government. Forestry Tasmania sees fit to clear right up to these magnificent sentinels - leaving them exposed to increased wind loads, fragmentation effects, and excessive erosion, and artificial fertilizer loads - they even managed to burn one of the biggest ones down !
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Grande_(tree)

The recent bushfires not only claimed the widest one, but singed the tallest one (making it crook as a dog) and may yet claim it ...... :(
https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-...hfire/10758538

Something very special is being lost ......
Soon these "giants" may seem no more tangible than the mythical beasts in a Sinbad tale ......




Chosun
Chosun Juan is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2016 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Tuesday 8th October 2019, 04:47   #5
Chosun Juan
Given to Fly
 
Chosun Juan's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central West NSW, Australia
Posts: 7,303
Once they're gone, they're gone .....
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...box=1570429827




Chosun
Chosun Juan is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2016 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Sunday 15th December 2019, 05:33   #6
Chosun Juan
Given to Fly
 
Chosun Juan's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central West NSW, Australia
Posts: 7,303
Unhappy 'We will never see such trees again'

https://www.theguardian.com/environm...zEZpEqYK-6YUNE




Chosun
Chosun Juan is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2016 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Monday 3rd February 2020, 08:58   #7
Chosun Juan
Given to Fly
 
Chosun Juan's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central West NSW, Australia
Posts: 7,303
Unhappy

Click image for larger version

Name:	Screenshot_2020-02-03-20-54-53-1.jpg
Views:	32
Size:	105.1 KB
ID:	717143





Chosun
Chosun Juan is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2016 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Monday 10th February 2020, 11:29   #8
Chosun Juan
Given to Fly
 
Chosun Juan's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central West NSW, Australia
Posts: 7,303
Wink The Big Kahuna

http://www.mdvaden.com/redwood_grogans_fault.shtml

Click image for larger version

Name:	largest_biggest_coast_redwood_1200.jpg
Views:	19
Size:	417.2 KB
ID:	717851






Chosun
Chosun Juan is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2016 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Monday 2nd March 2020, 06:54   #9
Chosun Juan
Given to Fly
 
Chosun Juan's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central West NSW, Australia
Posts: 7,303
Smile The world's largest privately owned giant sequoia forest is now protected

Good news !
https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wi...Sbgp4BDFQJSOYM






Chosun
Chosun Juan is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2016 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Monday 2nd March 2020, 12:40   #10
Chosun Juan
Given to Fly
 
Chosun Juan's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central West NSW, Australia
Posts: 7,303
Unhappy A Forgotten Forest of Ancient Trees Was Devastated by Bushfires

If not the biggest trees, some of the most ancient ....
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/...lunQldnXFY9lT4

"Deep in the rain forest on the southern edge of Australia’s Nightcap Range, around 200 unassuming gray trees are among the last survivors of a fallen world. These are Eidothea hardeniana, trees that trace their roots to the bygone supercontinent of Gondwana, where long-necked sauropods grazed on towering conifers and flowers were an evolutionary novelty."






Chosun
Chosun Juan is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2016 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Saturday 2nd May 2020, 11:26   #11
Chosun Juan
Given to Fly
 
Chosun Juan's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central West NSW, Australia
Posts: 7,303
Angry

Logging irriplacable old growth trees is just lazy economic exploitation of a natural resource (and beings - see my avatar) that cannot be replaced in our lifetimes - if ever .....

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...3&id=695711222






Chosun
Chosun Juan is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2016 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Friday 22nd May 2020, 04:48   #12
Chosun Juan
Given to Fly
 
Chosun Juan's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central West NSW, Australia
Posts: 7,303
Unhappy There is only 0.47% of old growth alpine ash left in Victoria

https://themountainjournal.wordpress...YjFDBmkYBn2lc0





Chosun
Chosun Juan is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2016 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Friday 29th May 2020, 04:13   #13
Chosun Juan
Given to Fly
 
Chosun Juan's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central West NSW, Australia
Posts: 7,303
Smile Franklin Dam-like court judgment to protect Victoria's endangered spps from loggers

Good news ! A small win in the face of a tide of destruction, and in the end it came down to people exactly like you .....

https://www.theage.com.au/environmen...9-_fsf1QixekXw







Chosun
Chosun Juan is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2016 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What does it take to get the biggest lists? MoshoeshoeII Birds & Birding 36 Thursday 6th November 2014 12:33
The Biggest Day. Birding Peru Birds & Birding 8 Saturday 3rd November 2012 07:13
New Video: Planting trees in Kenya - conserving rare trees (added by m_butterfly) BirdForum TV BirdForum TV Discussion 0 Monday 31st October 2011 16:40
Your Biggest Day JeffMoh Birds & Birding 7 Monday 20th July 2009 17:16
Biggest tarts Runcorn Birder Lists 63 Friday 20th May 2005 18:14

{googleads}

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.17380095 seconds with 28 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 16:17.