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Offline OneWithWood

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Re: Pulling trees
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2003, 08:19:05 am »
You might come up with a few other projects for dear old dad and keep his mind off those trees. ;)
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Re: Pulling trees
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2003, 08:50:13 am »
Here's the funny thing about the DFO. I and another company team up together and do seismic upgrades to for the DFO. We do the offices in Vancouver and we do the offices on the island.
 I totally understand what their purpose in life is and it's interesting seeing all the charts and talking to the people that work there.
 I like the fact that they can regenerate old creeks and bring the fish back to where they once were but in this case I think they should back off.
 I was talking to this woman one day and she's the head of one of the departments and she even agreed that sometimes they try to bring life to salmon beds that have no hope.
 This creek of ours that has no water in it....Oh hold on it's raining so there might be a puddle out there now!
 Anyways the mouth of this creek has about 700' of it back filled and then it is blocked by train tracks. Then there was a road built with no culverts then it goes through the neighbors place and who knows what he's dumped in it!
 It gets to our place and there used to be two ponds there that we would skate on but they are long gone cause the old man did something years back to stop the water flow.
 It did go through the back fields which are now part of the golf course and they back filled it with no culverts for any water to flow through. The rest of this non functional creek have long been filled to level fields.
 The DFO has come in and claimed many acres of land with no compensation and there's been some pretty ugly wars around here to the point that the RCMP have to be here if they want to continue their studies. One guy had a shotgun on the cops trying to protect his land as they were going to claim half of it. He did a year in jail for that little stint.
 I'm very intune with Native studies and my best friend Deanna lives on the reserve and I asked her dad if there was ever any fish in this creek and he said that there never was. He figures that the DFO is just trying to secure all the land that they can as they have a limited time frame to do this in.
 
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Re: Pulling trees
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2003, 09:23:32 am »
Sounds to me that this DFO is pretty much INSANE :o!!
Are there no other agencies like MNR that could do some kind of study for you guys to prove nothing will be accomplished by grabbing this land?? Are they going to take over the golf course and rail bed as well?? There has to be a way around it, there usually is for big industries. Oh yeah, they have lots of money to donate ;D!!
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Re: Pulling trees
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2003, 06:48:32 pm »
New_Sawyer I think what's happening is that the DFO is just doing their job but they sure do ruffle some feathers sometimes! From what I understand they get goverment money and they have to spend that cash in a certain amout of time and if they don't they won't get the same amount or more the next year. It's the same with us, if we don't spend our grants we don't get as much work the following year to do these upgrades. I think it's a complete waste of tax payers money but I NEVER complain when I see those checks come in. :)

 There are independant consultants doing studies on the creek that the developers pay for but they sure do take their time getting results to all of us.
 If these guys and the goverment would send letters to us and keep us updated then maybe there wouldn't be so much screaming and shouting.
 Anyways I'm off to give the owls a peace offering of mixed nuts. :)
 Looks like I found some new friends.

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Re: Pulling trees
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2003, 09:33:22 pm »
Steve, for future reference,  I have seen some large firs (20-30" dbh) pulled down with a 2 ton come along hooked up about 15' then to another tree the same size down low.  This fellow would tighten the line (I believe he was using 1/2" wire rope)  then leave them be for a week or so and the wind would work the roots loose.  He said it only took him a few tensionings to bring them down.  This case was a private, gated woodlot with no youngster running around and the owner needed the stumps out anyway for his road.  I'm sure soil conditions would make a difference also.  BWW
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