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Old 03-25-2009, 01:07 PM   #7
Gloria
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Nothing is easy and perspective is everything. The cypress mulch industry took what seemed like a good idea,mulch that takes longer to break down and does not need replacing as often, and disregarded consequences.
I read that cypress trees take 75 years to become a good usable hardwood. And that it is a part of wetland erosion control and a pollution modifier. This in addition to a native habitat for many species.
Loggers practically wiped out these trees once already a century ago, we do not want that to happen again.

My perspective is to create as natural a space as possible for wildlife habitat. What would be most likely to accumulate beneath any given community is what I try to emulate.
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