Dead & Dying Trees
Welcome to the Dead & Dying Tree Section of the ADC Website
The photograph above was taken in an Oak Woodland in Mendocino County, CA. It shows the majesty and beauty of a healthy old Oak Tree. We are saddened by the fact that many of the Oak Trees (with or without Sudden Oak Tree Death Syndrome), are declining and dying at a rapid rate throughout many areas of California and other states. The news is not good with regard to the health of entire suites of tree and plants communities across the United States.
There are many new threats to our forestland, public parks, and other areas besides tree decline:
- These threats involve banning people from access to our public lands by the U.S. Forest Service and other agencies;
- New laws which allow toxic waste dumping in forestlands from mining and other activities;
- The number and scope of permits being issued for uranium mining, natural gas fracturing, shale oil deveopment, mineral extraction, and the clearcutting of these lands for profit.
The threats are increasing as the planned sale of public lands and the underming of our Clean Air and Water Acts are being conducted in the halls of congress right now. These threats to our water supplies, forest lands, and human health through deregulation and stopping the protection of our enviroment will have profound impacts in the coming years.
Articles & Other Infomation
Articles, Posters & Other Information
Genetically Modified Trees & Forest Ecosystems
Herbicides, Pesticides, Insecticides
Clearcutting & Deforestation + Salmon Issues
Lack of Photosynthesis & Direct Sunlight Reaching the Earth - Increasing Cloud Cover
U.S. Government Agencies & Policies
Air Pollution & Acid Rain
Cap & Trade Tree & Forest Offsets
"U.S. Forest Service - February 20, 2012 - Using Forest & Other Trees in Cap & Trade Carbon Credit Program. This program allows trees in California and across the United States to be sold on the Stock Market as Pollution Offsets
(credits), so that these polluting corporations can continue to pollute at current or ever-increasing rates. These tree
credits can be purchased by the public to "offset" their aviation travel and other polluting activities. The increase in pollution from this "Ponzi-Type Scheme" will result in more pollution that will kill our trees and plants from acid rains and other types of pollution."