Quantcast Death of Trees - Blathervortex

Go Back   Blathervortex > Category 5 > BV Offline
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-29-2018, 08:15 PM
Meursault's Avatar
Meursault Meursault is offline
Alien Soul
 

Join Date: Mar 2006
Meursault is on a distinguished road
Death of Trees

All American Ash trees could be gone within a few decades thanks to Emerald Ash Borer. There are apparently around 8 billion trees and the beetle has already taken out 50 million. No way to stop them outside of cumbersome yearly treatment.

https://www.americanforests.org/maga...r-ash-goodbye/

This happened with the American Chestnut tree in the 1900s when a blight killed almost all of them. There were over 3-5 billion and now there are only a few left, though genetically engineered resistant varieties have been developed and they may make a comeback.

__________________

Love is heaven on earth.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Guest Only) - Click Here to Register

  #2  
Old 07-29-2018, 11:12 PM
Mr X's Avatar
Mr X Mr X is offline
BV Man of The Year
 

Join Date: Mar 2006
Mr X has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Re: Death of Trees

Quote:
Originally Posted by Meursault View Post
All American Ash trees could be gone within a few decades thanks to Emerald Ash Borer. There are apparently around 8 billion trees and the beetle has already taken out 50 million. No way to stop them outside of cumbersome yearly treatment.

https://www.americanforests.org/maga...r-ash-goodbye/

This happened with the American Chestnut tree in the 1900s when a blight killed almost all of them. There were over 3-5 billion and now there are only a few left, though genetically engineered resistant varieties have been developed and they may make a comeback.
I thought about planting an American Chestnut tree on my property border to piss off my neighbor. And if he tried to trim anything hanging over I could sick the feds on him for violating the endangered species act.

__________________

In Detroit, we don't have a knife problem. The knife motherfuckers got a Ted problem." - Ted Nugent
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-30-2018, 12:45 PM
Meursault's Avatar
Meursault Meursault is offline
Alien Soul
 

Join Date: Mar 2006
Meursault is on a distinguished road
Re: Death of Trees

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr X View Post
I thought about planting an American Chestnut tree on my property border to piss off my neighbor. And if he tried to trim anything hanging over I could sick the feds on him for violating the endangered species act.
You will need to get one of the resistant strains. Later you can get a GMO tree!

Once we get the American Chestnuts going we can bring back the passenger pigeon. DEAL

__________________

Love is heaven on earth.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-30-2018, 05:39 PM
Alora's Avatar
Alora Alora is offline
Sensitive like Squirrel
 

Join Date: Mar 2006
Alora is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Alora Send a message via Yahoo to Alora
Re: Death of Trees

That is too bad did you listen to the Criminal podcast about the Treaty Oak? Story about angry guy who poisoned 500 year old tree. It still thrives, but it's lopsided now - had to cut a lot off, dead branches.

__________________

"Didn't I tell you, Don Quixote, sir, to turn back, for they were not armies you were going to attack, but flocks of sheep?" - Sancho Panza
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-30-2018, 06:57 PM
Meursault's Avatar
Meursault Meursault is offline
Alien Soul
 

Join Date: Mar 2006
Meursault is on a distinguished road
Re: Death of Trees

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alora View Post
That is too bad did you listen to the Criminal podcast about the Treaty Oak? Story about angry guy who poisoned 500 year old tree. It still thrives, but it's lopsided now - had to cut a lot off, dead branches.
No, didn't catch that one. What a dick!

Story of the Chestnut demise made me think about how sucky it would be if a general blight hit us as it did in the Interstellar storyline. We could probably deal with it via genetic modification tho.

__________________

Love is heaven on earth.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-30-2018, 11:46 PM
Mr X's Avatar
Mr X Mr X is offline
BV Man of The Year
 

Join Date: Mar 2006
Mr X has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Re: Death of Trees

Quote:
Originally Posted by Meursault View Post
You will need to get one of the resistant strains. Later you can get a GMO tree!

Once we get the American Chestnuts going we can bring back the passenger pigeon. DEAL
Some of the living trees they have found grew after the blight hit and were successful in fighting it off. Others lived in colder climates that the blight never reached.

They say they will grow for about 5 years before the blight kills them. So if they last after 5 years they might be resistant enough.

The resistant ones were an american/japanese hybrid. I don't want no half asian hybrid, all american here.

__________________

In Detroit, we don't have a knife problem. The knife motherfuckers got a Ted problem." - Ted Nugent
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-01-2018, 08:50 AM
Alora's Avatar
Alora Alora is offline
Sensitive like Squirrel
 

Join Date: Mar 2006
Alora is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Alora Send a message via Yahoo to Alora
Re: Death of Trees

I loved the woods where I grew up as a kid (massachusetts), there were a lot of white birch trees so the forest looked really nice in summer, green tops, white and brown trunks.. and winter looked amazing, white snow, on white bark.. I don't see a lot of this tree where I live now.

stock image of white birch

__________________

"Didn't I tell you, Don Quixote, sir, to turn back, for they were not armies you were going to attack, but flocks of sheep?" - Sancho Panza
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-01-2018, 09:05 AM
Alora's Avatar
Alora Alora is offline
Sensitive like Squirrel
 

Join Date: Mar 2006
Alora is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Alora Send a message via Yahoo to Alora
Re: Death of Trees

on the bright side, areas of the Chesapeake Bay begin to recover from pollution, aquatic grasses/plants blooming again in areas that were dead zones.

so some of the red areas on the map show dead zone/not enough oxygen for ecosystem to thrive, have improved due to conservation/clean-up efforts.


__________________

"Didn't I tell you, Don Quixote, sir, to turn back, for they were not armies you were going to attack, but flocks of sheep?" - Sancho Panza
Reply With Quote
Thanks:
Mocker (08-06-2018)
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

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

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Death of New York Meursault BV Offline 23 10-24-2011 07:04 AM
The death of the album... Meursault BV Offline 13 03-30-2007 12:04 AM
March of Death Vae Victus BV Offline 5 11-11-2006 02:57 AM
Is there a better song than Fake Plastic Trees? Meursault BV Offline 7 04-01-2006 11:56 AM
It's Death Destiny BV Offline 50 12-18-2004 01:55 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:48 AM.


Optimized for Firefox and American time zones
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.