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Without forests we lose shade, water retention, a natural precipitation cycle, fish, birds, a rich diversity of life and most of all our largest carbon sink on earth. By farming or harvesting our forests we significantly impact and invite fire fuel vegetation, especially scotch broom, and other invasives along with weaker immature nursery grown trees which ultimately leads to heat baked deserts. Forests takes centuries to mature into a state of healthy balance. We do have solutions to replace our growing demands of raw resources. With such a large biodiversity on this very rare planet of complex life we can be farming the annual crop of hemp or using more bamboo to replace the countless products that this human centric species consumes. Unfortunately, we humans are the most invasive species on earth.
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