DR TREECHOPPER™Cuts Hundreds of Trees Per Hour!
"Halt the spread of invasive tree species! Introducing an ATV attachment that lets you quickly and easily reclaim range land, create shooting lanes, clear fence lines, and make fire breaks."The video commercial on the U.S. Farm Report was this one below. To be honest, the way it's present looks more like fun than work. I'm sure all the So-Cal desert offroaders would love this device. I have to admit, I would, well sort of. Just watch that video. No doubt some beer guzzling idiot will come up with the idea that targeting Creosote Bushes in the desert outback could be the latest fab craze in recreational sport of choice. I don't really fault the the manufacturer, they just create and innovate what is needed and very efficiently and less time consuming too I might add. Like many of the modern logging equipment machinery which are admittedly pretty ingenious and efficient, it's mostly the lame attitude and ignorance of the users where the problems lay. For example, the old growth Scots Pine forest near my home in Sweden was leveled to make way for some generic institutional housing development. It took less than two days to completely clear cut all those pines by one of those efficient one man powered machines. Admittedly, very efficient and incredibly ingenious if you think about it. Take a look at this video below.
Invasive in it's own habitat ?
Coulter Pine (Pinus coulteri)
My son Jared planted this tree I believe in 1999/2000. It is up on a high mountain ridge on the side of a canyon in San Marcos California. It struggled for two years before I brought down some fungal spores of the native truffle around Anza CA called Pisolithus tinctorius which increases root absorption area by 200%. By now it has made some networked connections with much of the Scrub Oak and Manzanita to the left of the photo for which the watering is no longer necessary. At least this Coulter Pine is safe from the ignorance of CC&R obsessed Home Owner Planned Community residents.
Here is the article link I posted on my other blog, "Earth's Internet" for which the whole invasive fore causing species controversy first developed over last week.
I have a few more positive outcome articles of another location south of Rattlesnake Mountain in the middle of El Cajon which also has many proven teaching points (though I've never mentioned this previously) and invaluable plant establishment techniques to be replicated. Of course such techniques have been around in nature for countless thousands of years anyway. So I really can't take any credit. This was also done on a raw canvas of a non-native weed infested hillside landscape for which most people never ever truly considers any attempt at reversing. Most activism today is about saving something, but what about reversing things ? Stay tuned!