We don't have a lot of forest in the Netherlands but we have a new strange phenomenon in the Netherlands called designer forests.
We have teams who are working for forest ' maintenance' organizations who claim to have the right to decide how forests should look like and that trees must be cut down massively.
Paint is sprayed on trees that they find redundant and in a later stage the demolition team comes to winkle out those trees from the forest. At first it seemed to happen at small scale, but right now at end 2015 and start 2016 it's reaching large proportions. Everywhere i walk in the forest they are cutting trees and collecting the wood.
Can you even imagine someone doing this in for example Canada? Trees (and nature in general) can naturally take care of itself, as it did for millions of years, and needs no human intervention. But these organizations find it really necessary to maintain the forest and 'give space' to other trees.
What is forgotten is that
With the current climate change we are not in the luxury position of cutting more trees, we need to turn this around into getting more trees on earth, instead of less. This is not rocket science.
For all this damage we need to grow into a National, European or even worldwide policy that for every tree to be cut we have te plant x10 trees instead to do some sort of retroactivity of the damage that is taking place.
How odd that we have a Co2 problem. How could it be possible that we have a huge climate issue around the world. Well, if you cut the Co2 absorbers like madness it's not so strange.
We really really need to start thinking strategically on tree cutting and planting. Stop cutting and start planting with all our effort. This only will make the difference the world needs.