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Re: WAS Royal Paulownia NOW tree topping

Re > Believe me, the Sierra Club

An excerpt from today's paper:

"....One of the weirdest environmental developments of late is the attempt
by right-wing anti-immigrant groups to take over the venerable Sierra Club.
The latest fad among these anti-immigrant groups, many of which have ties to
disgusting racist groups, is to blame immigrants for our environmental

The editorial was mainly about the nomination of Haynes to the US Court of
Appeals.  He argued in favor of the DOD using the Marianas for bombing
practice against the Migratory Bird Treaty Act citing, people "get more
enjoyment out of spotting a rare bird than they do spotting a common one."
The author wrote, "By this logic, we should drive every bird to
near-extinction and just think what a thrill we'd get out of ever seeing
one."  The rest of the editorial went on to discuss other environmental
attacks and ended with the mention of the Sierra Club situation.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Zemuly@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 9:10 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] WAS Royal Paulownia NOW tree topping

> In a message dated 4/1/2004 1:08:09 AM Central Standard Time,
> writes:
> Isn't there some organization called 'defenders of trees' or something
> that you can alert about this cruelty to trees? :->
> Believe me, the Sierra Club in Memphis has its hands full.  I cannot
> our county ever planting trees unless it was to attract some game animal
> hunt.  Every summer they are busy pouring poison on the shoulders of the
> to kill wild flowers, aka weeds. The electric department even sprayed some
> of poison on the small trees under the power lines on the highway.  For
> a year now we have had these poor little brown things along the roadside.
> think a lot of the problem is that this has been an agricultural center
>  Somehow it seems difficult to stop pouring stuff into the ground.  You'd
> think that, with all the evidence of what their chemicals have done to the
> water, these people could learn, but apparently that's not the case.
> zem
> zone 7
> West TN
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