Logging a bigger threat than drought

Re: “Summer drought deals ‘devastating loss’ to western red cedar, B.C.’s official tree,” Sept. 12.

The bleeding-heart story about western red cedar trees dying off was very touching. However, there is a far greater threat to the trees than a dry summer.

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Old-growth logging on Vancouver Island is decimating these trees at a far greater rate than a couple of dry summers.

The B.C. government continues to sell off these forests to the lowest bidder, which many times happens to be mills in Asia. It will be only a matter of time before Vancouver Island has no old-growth forest left, save for a few parks.

B.C. continues to be the “Brazil of the North.”

Corey Cartwright

Dawson City, Yukon

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