Sunday, April 10, 2011

Trees, trees and more trees......

The Museum of the Red River will be lodging us in Idabel, Oklahoma. More about them in the next blog. 

 The Herron family of Herron Lumber have been focusing on and promoting sustainable forestry. They use selective cutting rather than clearcutting and spraying defoliants. We will interview Quintus Herron whose successful lumber business (which shows you can make money doing it right) allowed him to found the Museum of the Red River in Idabel and the Forest Heritage Center in Broken Bow.

There are many champion trees in and around Idabel, OK. Below is more information about the non-profit that promotes the preservation and designation of these trees all over the United States.

As the nation's oldest nonprofit conservation organization, American Forests has been an influential voice for conservation and the environment since its founding in 1875. We work with individuals, communities and policy makers to protect and restore forests around the world, and raise awareness of how important these ecosystems are to all forms of life on the planet.
This mission allows us to work on many different fronts to grow a healthier world, with each of our many programs addressing an area of forest conservation, from planting trees, to educating future generations about their benefits.
In 1875, America was growing; still changing from a spread out, largely agrarian society, and developing thriving, industrial cities. As a result, forests took a backseat to development and the consequences of a growing population. A group of citizens concerned about the waste and abuse of the nation's forests founded American Forests to protect and preserve this precious natural resource.
Since then, we have been involved in some of the most historic forest-related developments in our nation's history, including the establishment of national forests and parks, and the constantly-changing development of methods to manage forest fires. For more on our story, please visit the history page.

Several of my Ancient Trees......  to see lots more...

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