A short history of America's mighty forests
Some kudos and comments on Lee Tigner's video
Oh that was a good video!
Thank you for including the video of the history of wood and America in
this week's web information. I love to learn new things about wood and the
founding of our country. Your video brought tears to my eyes. It is great
to be an American wood worker, and even better to be able to work with the
woods that we have so abundantly available through the grace of our Lord.
Thank you for reminding us of how blessed we really are."
Let me thank you for sending Mike the e-mail about the history of American forests.
He really enjoyed it and watched it last night until his eyes were sore.
Mike and Valerie
THANK YOU so much for sending this wonderful video. Superb production, a very melancholy experience with that haunting soundtrack. Loved it!
Thank you. The mini history video was delightful.
Thank you. This was great. Please keep up the great work.
A great video but little to no comment on the vast forest growing in the Pacific Northwest where we now have more timber on the stump than anytime in history. The wood may be different but it is still good.
THANK YOU! I'll be publishing a link to this video in THISisCarpenty.com. GREAT video. Good for you!!
I really enjoyed W. Lee Tigner's video "A short history of America's mighty
forests" on your website. One VERY important omission in the piece is the
fact that the Quercus Virginiana (live oak) was harvested by Britain
mercilessly for almost a century for one very important reason. The
particular shape of the trees was ideal for shipbuilding. The juncture of
the lowest growing branches with the trunk was just the right "angle" for
the below deck "bones" of the ship as it could be fashioned from a single
piece of tree. The close proximity to the coast also made them very
accessible. During the almost 100 years that this was done, the number of
live oaks that proliferated in the Southeast coast was reduced
substantially. Probably no other tree is identified with the Southeastern
coastal areas as the mighty Quercus Virginiana. It's also by far and away
the most beautiful with its graceful serpentine branches. What a shame that
they are almost gone, thousands and thousands and thousands of them, many of
which were 300 years old and even older. We will never see them again....
It is remarkable.
Good stuff. Thanks for sharing.
Big Canoe, GA
Nice. Watched it from beginning to end.
I watched the whole thing - absolutely beautiful.
Mary Louise M.
"I have just seen the video in its entirety. What a wonderful piece of
history; what a warm and connected feeling I have after seeing it.
That is a fantastic video.
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