Richard E. Hill
rehill at IX.NETCOM.COM
Fri Mar 1 19:24:17 CST 2002
I can't hold my tounge...I can't imagine...just can't think that we are producing graduates that can make such statements...suggesting it is OK for biologists to cut down a specimen tree, a research subject, ....to save a tool!
And then uges caution to those thought to make a 'dirty deed' comment!
Why would Wetmore think that an ancient tree is worth more than a correr?
Of course if such a concept were vialble we would not complain when developers cut down trees and whatever because we would understand that the alternatives are just too expensive.
Sigh....I need a drink.
>C. Wetmore, Univ. of Minnesota, wrote:
> A little caution is due on this case. I was told by my major professor
>that they were studying the bristlecone pines and coring to get the age.
>The borrer got stuck in the tree and was very expensive so they cut down
>the tree to get it out. Then they found that it was the oldest tree. Don't
>accuse someone of doing a "dirty deed" unless you know the facts.
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