Letter: Pointless demise of old white pines
The situation at Canoe Meadows has been weighing on me. I grew up waking those trails, and being comforted by the tall, old white pines into my adulthood. As have friends living near the sanctuary, who are also dismayed by the logging.
These old pines no longer exist, strip-logged in the distant hope that a declining field nester (eastern meadowlark) will suddenly show up as a result. I can only wonder if the director of Mass Audubon has read the amazing book "The Hidden Life Of Trees." If so I couldn't imagine he or she killing those interconnected old white pines.
Lebanon Springs, N.Y.
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