Author Topic: Tree Cutter And Stripper  (Read 334 times)

Offline mrclose

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Tree Cutter And Stripper
« on: May 28, 2017, 03:06:03 PM »

2 trees a minute. 120 trees an hour. 1,000 trees in an 8-hour work day, per machine.

Science magazine estimates there's 390 billion trees in the Amazon alone. It would take 390 million days (a little more than a million years) for that machine to cut it down, if it was cutting every day for 8 hours a day.

If you had 30 machines cutting every day for 8 hours a day, it would take 35,600 years for them to clear the Amazon, assuming no trees grew back.

Google says slow growing trees take 20-30 years to reach full size, and that tree stumps do form sprouts that eventually turn into trees again.

You would need 35,000 machines like this cutting down the amazon rain forest every day, for 8 hours a day, to exhaust the Amazon's supply of fully-grown trees before they have a chance to grow back.




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Re: Tree Cutter And Stripper
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2017, 03:32:31 PM »
Trees are a great renewable - from which all sorts of useful consumer products are made.

Got a couple of Tree Farmers in the family.  Reminds me, I need to get my acreage clear cut again...
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Re: Tree Cutter And Stripper
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2017, 03:36:54 PM »
Anyone that not planting trees as fast as they cut them are not very smart.  As Hoofer said trees are renewable. 
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Re: Tree Cutter And Stripper
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2017, 04:29:33 PM »
Until they can get these into some of the steep back country, they'll still need men to log.
They've been using them here for more than a decade, and the guy running the logging operation I talked to, said he still prefers men doing the work, if it wasn't for the insurance costs he'd shit can the thing, said man still does a better job because the machines are limited to relative level ground, something not generally found in the mountains.
One man gets sick, you still have a crew to take up the slack, the machine goes down, you lose the contract.
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