- Summary of Insights:
- The Areas Addressed in this Paper:
- This paper will discuss changes that are needed for w to become the valuable, LOCAL, part of stable rural communities that they could be (wherever forests occur naturally) and a source of regular employment for local people. Such a program will have to be started in each locality with explanation of examples of existing practice from the recent past and guidance for the testing of what may be done locally in the future to generate local markets and work as well as recreational experiences for all ages and all walks of life.
- Involvement of local populations in value production has not been part of the National priorities for a long time, for reasons that have not been clearly described. To carry out this program there may be examples of dysfunctional local practices which must be acknowledged, exposed and mediated. Then positive aspects of forest maintenance must be described that may enable healthy, happy rural families with adequate stable local forest based income streams.
- Healthy forests may live for centuries. All forests may require regular human intervention to maintain the health of trees that are undergoing stress from environmental changes, and may or may not have any real value to the human community when mature. Local employment for rural populations could involve care for the forests that surround them in the hope for a more positive outcome.
- Foresters have been trained in some of the long term actions needed to create and maintain stable forests. However, for the past century the controllers of currency have had different goals and limited the only possible activity on most rural lands to those involving a kind of mining of value. This was done with malice through the issuance of limited debt based currencies that never included enough funds to pay the required interest on any long term activity which required out of family financing.
- This paper is presented with the expectation that at some point liquidity may be issued in a way to enable long term constructive projects to become viable. Foresters may eventually be presented with the opportunity to control the funding needed to accomplish the series of essential steps for forests to be that stable part of rural communities and the employment base for those who reside close to the forested properties.
- The focus on value in rural areas is important because there are historic and on-going actions to both depopulate and destabilize rural life globally. The goal of this paper is to change this situation to the benefit of rural people. Such a project will require very persistent (stable and guaranteed) local and well financed capabilities. The possible sources of such funding are still being reviewed. What is apparent is that the current fiat – debt based system is based on fraud, it serves only to mine all regions of whatever assets are available by requiring early payment of pre-calculated compounded interest and complete repayment of money lent into existence (compounding of interest on the loaned principal as well as the principal base). Thus it is standard practice to require regular interest payments to be made as soon as the loan is signed, before any major payments to reduce the principal can be made. In the case of most forest care investments there can / will be no revenues for such payment until near the end of the maturation process; meanwhile there usually are many non-monetized benefits that accrue during the life of the forest and the financial instrument.
- To state it in an other way, long term projects generally have no initial liquidity so the funds for interest payments must come from a source other than the originating debt based system just described. The debt based funding system was specifically designed with no provision for infusing the economy with the funds needed to make the extra interest payment. This guarantees that periodically there will be a crunch where there is no money to keep current on debt obligations and the whole thing falls apart – then the well to do can pickup whatever they want for pennies on the dollar.
- It should be obvious that this mining scheme can only go on for so lohis ng before it eventually implodes – this is the source of the “business cycle” along with interest rate adjustments and liquidity restrictions. All of these facets benefit those in control of the money supply. The credit crunches of the “business cycle” allow those with access to currency formation to pick up stranded assets in “non-performing” entities for pennies on the dollar.
- This paper will address how real asset growth can occur and what is needed for normal people to live fruitful, happy lives in a rural environment.
- The fact is that life and the Earth that supports it does produce new assets on a regular basis and areas within the Earth do have value and valuable attributes that can be harvested or monetized while allowing most life to continue without harm. The care that must be given to these aspects of Earth and life itself must be able to be supported equitably forever.
- Land can function in many different ways:
- Housing and Urban use,
- extensive agriculture,
- intensive agriculture,
- transportation infrastructure,
- flood control,
- untouched forest,
- occasionally mined forest,
- regularly maintained forest…
- The functions that land is able to perform for both the owner and society at large are frequently dependent on financial considerations.
- This paper is written to address the financial and physical aspects of encouragement of owners to recognize the possibilities land provides given appropriate funding. Along the way those practices needed for land to perform at its potential when functioning as “working forest” must be described and evaluated. There are few examples in the Northeastern U.S.A. of such “fully functional” working forests; while there are supposedly managed forests the land involved is generally abandoned for periods of a decade or more between activity – generally for financial reasons. The changes that will need to happen require regular funding [currently unavailable] for the regular care required to ensure that the wood produced by crop trees is of good quality. Many new local jobs can be created to address this need. There are many facets to address to assure that most of the trees that reach marketable size can be manufactured to produce wood free from defects, branches and crotches [as opposed to paper pulp or energy]. This challenge is really about building skills, compiling and confirming information about what works, and providing the funding to maintain the employment structure in rural areas for the decades (or centuries) needed for such trees to mature. In the end the success and scope of the program outlined will depend on the stability of funding and access over time. (This may sound similar to what is supposedly offered by the Gates Foundation, but it is built on a different base! The gathering of details must be paid for as it happens, the public is to be provided with access to the sources of the public portion of the tests and demonstrations, those who help to explain the process and what they have learned will be paid for that service. All testing and development will be paid for and be open source forever.)
- Mention will be made of efforts needed and funding systems to be applied in the following areas:
- Infrastructure – forests are part of the infrastructure of a region in many ways; aspects of their care may impact the stability of that infrastructure. This includes the kinds of local materials available for local building construction and maintenance, the kind of roads needed, how much care is needed to keep the roads intact, the distance residents need to travel and how often, the kinds of industries that can be supported locally, the stability of soils, the water quality and amount available, the impact of storms, …
- Education – The care of forests will require knowledgeable people for many different kinds of functions. Forest systems may be established in ways that allow those with interest to follow the need for study and information. This study can only happen if there is social and financial support for such activity.
- Rural Community Stability – address the issues caused by the Adaptive Program for Agriculture
- Nutrient Retention and Management – Can happen with the use of local filtration materials (that can be made from forest residues – charcoal, humic acid…) for removal of nutrients in outflow channels and the later application of filled filtration agents as field and forest soil stabilizers
- Family Health – addressing linkage between family income and health issues
- Economics – forest care will require long term debt free funding systems
- Agriculture – reclaiming abandoned land, using forest waste as a soil and nutrient management tool
- Personal Rights, Choices, and Growth – the system of governance may need to change.
- Ecosystem Stability – there are many aspects of ecology and climate that will need attention.
- Equipment – design, availability, cost of use, maintainability, operation, scheduling, location…
- System Research – local forest potential needs more study, much documentation will be needed.
- Record Keeping and Analysis
- Pollution Reduction – current systems of operation and transport may change
- Forest Technology Demonstration – long-term people-centered exploratory areas will be needed to document what works and then accessible areas of demonstration that can bring normal people into forests where changes are happening (with explanations) allowing them to compare different locally applied management systems over time.
- It is clear from the efforts of various entities in this region that the past actions of the wealthy and powerful sectors have materially damaged the rural character of the world. There are no situations other than the Amish farming system that have been able to keep their rural communities stable. So the author has not tried to develop projections of how to reestablish rural communities, nor should there be any assumption that this group knows enough to engage in community reformation and stabilization. However, it appears that much can be gained with careful guidance and stable and equitable funding of those who are willing to commit to try to make things work better
- The main capability of this forest related group is to help create and maintain the careful demonstration of various kinds of forest operation systems (most of which are in need of further refinement, equipment and capability sharing) and information bases that will be needed to understand how to build local resilient / healthy forests. It is difficult to predict the level of financing needed to develop and maintain such an information base. The areas of importance include financing for maintaining the operating systems, the gathering of this information and the establishment and maintenance of venues to demonstrate results from these studies. As information is collected there may develop the need to:
- 1) cover liquidity needs for a period of 150+ years, or longer – the normal forest life span
- 2) be able to cope with the possibility and opportunity to adjust for early mistakes, so it must be a long term program
- 3) develop ways to cope with personalities of different types and
- 4) different goals must be developed and maintained locally for realistic evaluations to occur.
- It is clear that, if several nearby counties are to be involved in this long term project at the same time, that the funding needs are going to be in the $100s of millions of dollars – even for a limited group of well documented demonstrations. The ability to guarantee funding for the employment of the people needed and the development of the various sectors required to carry out the range of actions required over time must be there or the effort should not be started. Our group has confidence that there are techniques to show substantial improvement in forest performance and creation of the skill sets needed.
- If the economy does not protect the choices of the people who dedicate their lives to this goal, some other vehicle must be in place to enable these unique choices. See the Background section at the end of this paper for more detail.
- The Purpose of this Paper:
Statement of Forest History:
Forests are a major infrastructure component for rural communities.
Rural land has been repeatedly abandoned between mining episodes.
Each mining episode may have depended on different kinds of technologies.
Forests have regularly recolonized this abandoned land with mixed results.
Explanation of Appropriate Changes:
A range of carefully directed humanitarian efforts (well targeted infusions of liquidity over the long term) are needed to move from mining of forests to careful maintenance.
Well cared for forests can provide a widely distributed natural resource base with great potential for needed environmental amelioration, stabilization of local economies and long term support for local structures.
New long term locally targeted forest production and development studies are needed to provide sound locally applicable information about what works in each area, This will require expenditures that have the likelihood of beneficial impact on family health and stability, local economics, use of local products, opportunities to make higher value added products, and many other aspects of rural life.
The experiences of the few forest researchers who have continued to hope for a more careful way of handling forests appears to offer a way to ameliorate much of the past damage to both the rural people, their communities and the forest that is the natural cover in this area. This paper will attempt to lay out the rationale for a very different approach to forest and rural life that may be possible once the economic system evolves from the current greed based – privately controlled debt/fiat currency system – to a less short term orientation.
Unfortunately, the perspective, skills, personnel, and funding for long term effective maintenance of high quality forest growth and development have been ignored for the past century and remain misunderstood even by many large landowners. It takes a very persistent team and detailed record keeping of tree performance in a wide range of different situations to build the information base for testing / proving the feasibility of various management strategies and treatment systems.
Detailed analysis of the expected possible opportunities can be begun with simulations, but the actual physical performance in a particular area / region must be shown to actually be able to work given the effort available and required given the chosen management system. Careful maintenance of forests may offer significant opportunities for humanity and support for the stability of the ecosystems of the planet. The errors of the past Continuous Forest Inventory systems (CFI) may not be that there have not been studies or data collection, but that the areas of study did not reflect forest conditions where exceptional tree performance could be observed.
FOR EXAMPLE: If you only go to a nursing home to study human potential you will not see the range of potential of humanity that is possible by facilitating the intellectual development and evolution of practical “hands on”capabilities of young people. Most CFI information comes from “mined” forest areas or from abandoned land that eventually resembles a nursing home for trees.
Detailed study of the ”normal abandoned forest” has not revealed opportunities that MIGHT be found if appropriate care could have been provided in the study areas at regular or especially at crucial developmental times. It appears that the differences may be profound between the normal mining systems and those involving careful maintenance. However, once the performance can be documented it may still have to be broadly demonstrated in ways that normal people can eventually fully comprehend what is being proposed.
- The Most Important Question May Be: Why Are Things The Way They Are?
The prevalence of evil within the control structure of the global financial system has consistently diverted individual human activity into short term extractive activities and away from long-term-care based systems. This needs to change. Is it possible that the “grant system” for funding of both education and natural resource practices which are part of this control system are part of the problem? A search including the words grant, CIA, education, funding and environment yielded many instances of funding from the publicly available CIA database. It seems strange that a dark project group such as the CIA should also be heavily involved in rural life systems?
- The Normal Private Forest:
It is an unfortunate reality that most privately owned forest lands are abandoned for anything other than recreation and possibly wildlife habitat use until some significant timber value is identified and a market is located. Once a forest harvest is completed the land is again abandoned for a significant period or until a higher use for the land is found, or some portion of the remaining forest becomes marketable, or the trees grow enough to become worth exploitation again.
- Some Parts of The Rural Stability Solution?
The rural component of society has been an easy target for abuse by parties with interests that deviate from the Declaration of Independence, these include bribery, compromization, misinformation… The problem is long standing and may need to be addressed as one would a massive case of fraud. The Supreme Court has stated that fraud vitiates everything.
Part of the remedy for this dysfunctional situation will require that a special economic vehicle be created for use for maintenance of land by those who seek to care for this very long term asset for (and within) rural communities and particularly for those who reside in or near the community where the forest is located – this is the purpose of this paper.
Experience has shown that normal, results-based, short-term, reward systems have not worked in maintaining even some of the capabilities needed for long term “working” forest care. Those involved in (and those who support) such activities are as worthy of a stable income and healthy families as are any other competent group in a free society. The time required for a forest to grow from seedling to a marketable commodity has been a factor used to marginalize the study of that resource. The situation that forests occupy in the spectrum of Earth based ecosystems has also been distorted in ways that have served to limit the involvement of humans in this abundant ecosystem that surrounds them and their communities. The need for such a special economic vehicle for forest care does not appear to be recognized or even to have been tested at an appropriate scale by any public or private program to date.
- Appropriate Liquidity:
The “off the WALL” idea of “Appropriate Liquidity” comes from the history of an apparently secret set of actions (the National Economic Stabilization And Recovery Act [NESARA]) that came from the successful court battles by a group of determined farmers and their families who had been defrauded by the Federal Land Bank in the mid 1900s. Their success was supposedly muted by the immediate classification of the act following its signing by President Clinton (while at gun point). There are now several ways to find the details of NESARA so suffice to say that there are going to be many things changed if and when the act is declassified.
One of the ways that things may change is the provision of funding for the many benefactors. “Appropriate Liquidity” is needed for maintaining humanitarian projects that have not been adequately addressed by other aid programs. The parts of the solution that follow are offered as possible humanitarian efforts on the part of new “benefactors” that could be enabled in the NESARA process, but this should not be seen as more than an initial response to such an immense social problem.
- A Little More Background:
It is apparent from well researched documentation that the rural areas of NE USA have been purposefully de-stabilized and de-industrialized over the past seventy years and possibly for a much longer period (see the Adaptive Program for Agriculture (APA) – details available here <https://commongoodforestry.wordpress.com/2019/12/30/the-adaptive-program-for-agriculture/>). The forest that covers most undeveloped landscapes in the NEUSA appears static to most observers. That is not necessarily the case! The forest that developed within those areas has been repeatedly used as a commodity base for the local forest industry for centuries. Forest activity has been primarily confined to mining the value of forests wherever there was any value present. Recently the creation of land use regulations, and the APA and similar programs have caused many changes that have discouraged or eliminated the local use of forest products. The mechanization of the harvesting of trees with very expensive fossil fueled equipment will be discussed in detail below.
There still exist many conscientious forest owners, forest operators and foresters who have tried to work within this system to promote the best forest possible given the constraints placed on them by the economic sector. While working within the debt based currency system most have never had access to or personally freed-up enough funding to proactively address the needs and opportunities offered by young trees or the human youths who grew up in these areas. Corporations that did have some insight into the potential of their forests were frequently diverted from caring for the local communities by their mandate to maximize shareholder value. This mandate has pushed the development of mechanized systems and the use of migrant contractors as opposed to development of and stable use of local capabilities.
- The Abandoned Forest of Today:
The resulting abandoned forest that has regrown in the last century (while this method of currency creation has been in place) now has a value that is a fraction of what might have been possible if the concerned individuals had been able to understand what needed to be done and had access to the funding, tools and personnel to do the work when needed.
This is particularly true of the early developmental stage of a young forest, the period of the first thirty years of tree formation. Rapid increase in tree size may appear to be an appropriate goal from a conventional economic perspective? However, it may be much more important to make sure that straight, tall and defect free individual stems of useful long lived species are able to emerge from the early period of intense sorting that is normal in young stands of new forest. Following such a sorting period occasional re-visitation of the site with care giving systems may be what is needed as the forest matures.
- The Opportunities – forest care and rural community stability:
There emerges a conundrum in the need for local activity in a human time frame in comparison with the long growth period that many tree species can have – how fast does a forest have to grow to provide the base for maintenance of local rural human life. As in teaching children to read, timing is everything. If one has to wait too long for any needed treatment there may be nothing else which may be able to correct the issue. As a result of this past cultural change – the destabilization of rural America, it will take a massive effort to restore a skilled population base in rural towns and to renew the forest growing stock to a condition from which trees of good value-potential can be helped to develop in normal human time scales.
- The Entry Point For Appropriate Liquidity:
The people and small groups (families and partnerships or corporations) who have retained any significant forest acreage during this time of change are generally competent economic managers. They have persisted in this long term arena in the face of many obstacles. These individuals may be a first line of possible managers to approach with the funding needed to both educate themselves and their teams and then to actually apply the functions needed to get what they think they know to be tried on the ground over time. The Future Proves the Past. When they find out that there has been a mistake made, the needed change must be possible in an appropriate time frame. Funding may be the major factor in facilitating these changes.
In the long run there are going to have to be major changes in the use of resources and the way we treat our environment, our children and less fortunate portions of society. There appear to be two pathways to accomplish this:
1) Release technologies that allow much of humanity to move freely around and even off planet; and all of humanity to use advanced energy systems to replace dependence on the limited resource base now in place, and / or
2) Remove market control (legal corporate mandates… the main player here may be personal market choice – vote with your money [do not buy from the purveyors that are antithetical to your goals]) from the major corporate sectors that depend on the extractive use of energy for all structural systems and global commerce for wealth creation and control. This may involve paying more for local items than those offered by outsiders! Pricing is a mind control device – get over it. Alternatively, add the capability of the supplier to pay users to include their product in local structures and support systems – as opposed to the user choosing between items that cost them more to use. This can only happen with appropriate liquidity.
The idea that humanity could be effectively involved with forest maintenance will depend on commitments to build ways to fund such activity. The recent deployment of concrete, glass, aluminum, plastic and “large-system-based-reformation-of-organic-materials-with-synthetic-resins” has been marketed in ways that minimize the value and use of local materials in all kinds of infrastructure. The scale required to address any of these macroeconomic systemic parts are beyond most rural community interests or capabilities.
One possibility is to integrate the care of forests into the supply of materials for all phases of human endeavor as part of the process of reversing the above environment-destroying-economically-effective paradigm. Such a program is claimed to be in place in Japan and possibly Great Britain.
- What is Needed – Given Appropriate Liquidity:
- 00) Establish a Perpetual Source of Funding at the County Level of Government (AND NO HIGHER)
- As possible move all control of funding for testing, setup of local systems, long term release of funds and establishment of policies out of the hands of an outside individual. Everything should be handled locally by people with demonstrated allegiance to the land and the locality (some form of recorded land based National personal status as opposed to foreign or higher than County allegiance).
- 0) A way to stabilize forest land within the current owner base – to minimize inappropriate urban development or exploitation and re-abandonment:
This may be inappropriate where large blocs of land have been acquired by absentee owners who have not connections to the community(ies) in which the land resides? If so other measures may be needed to peacefully readjust the land distribution?
As a humanitarian project Green Diamond Systems has considered using Appropriate liquidity to pay current owners in several different ways: a) to remove the financial urgency for the conversion of the land to a higher value use; b) to carryout forest management plans that already exist but have never been implemented; c) to pay for the collection and monitoring of data to extend those plans as information is developed in-house regarding what works and what needs to be changed within the plan; and d) to pay for compliance with or the contestation of the many obstacles that the current governing bodies have put in place to control the use of rural land. It takes money to either comply with these restrictions or to contest them effectively. For any of this to work the funds for all parts of the process would have to be reliably available over the long term as needed to meet these challenges – there will be little chance of predicting exactly when and how much will be needed because our environment is changing and the practices that work at one point may not work later.
- 1) Creation of new very local forest demonstrations:
Forest demonstrations which are open (for example: picnic areas in long term demonstration areas with well maintained adequate / appropriate signage) to everyone are essential to provide irrefutable evidence of what can be expected on local lands given a particular set [or range] of practices. This kind of information is now very incomplete and subject to manipulation by those with a particular agenda. Such demonstrations can provide guidance for future planning and allocation of liquidity to specific areas to realize the potential of the forest as a value source. There are many different perspectives that must be addressed. Prioritization of those areas that have the broadest possibility for creating as much new value from a common treatment program as possible. This process has become a major area of confrontation in Massachusetts recently.
- 2) Redevelop skill sets that were lost during the past fifty years.
- This must be a work in progress with ideas collected from a variety of sources.
- 3) Establishment of an equipment sharing test group:
Forest activity requires many different kinds of tools and skills. It would be helpful to establish whether it is possible to provide local equipment [with or w/o operators] for the range of actions needed during the life of fast growing trees. Such a group is needed to minimize damage from climate change and the other aspects of past global interactions.
- 4) Rebuild local businesses to use the various kinds of materials that can be produced locally throughout the life of a forest.
- One group is not going to be able to touch all the parts of the system that will be needed to repair what has been destroyed by the greed of the past.
- 5) Provide the funding to allow owners to do the needed work to their forestland:
Forest growth happens at such rates that the owners may never reap any material benefits (in their life time). However, the presence of high value forests can provide continuous employment to local people of handled properly. This has not been the norm because of the various deindustrialization measures over the past century.
- 6) Ensure that the funding is sufficient”
Compensation of workers throughout their working life at levels that enable them to keep their families healthy and reduce the potential for domestic violence from lack of support needed for family development is essential in a money based economy.
- How can such a broad concept start?
(Suggestions are provided to fit the numbering system above:)
- 0) Fund forest maintenance for management plans NOW in place:
MA celebrated the completion of 500,000 acres of forest with management plans in 2019. Most of these plans have never been implemented except to remove value. None of our clients have gotten to the point of understanding the potential of their forest and there has never been any regular funding for successive maintenance treatments or the access needed to facilitate such maintenance. This has resulted in the massive loss of rural jobs and the need for youth to move from rural towns to be able to raise a healthy family. It will take at least $100 million possibly even $500 million to $1 billion per year in Massachusetts to rebuild the rural capability (build stable rural jobs with wages high enough to raise a healthy family) to stabilize forest health and maintain a high level of tree value production over the next 50 years. This should also involve using the products of forests near where they have grown at least in the major value added steps for products that must leave the locality.
- 1) A Sound Local Information base:
Combines the first three items above – [this must rise above the one-off style of private research that has dominated the past century].
Each county should have an area of at least 0.1% of the county area in test plots of greater than 5 and preferably 10 acres in extent. So if there is 500,000 acres in a county there should be a total demonstration area of 500 acres that represent the general types of forest that are found in that area and they should be divided into blocks that are more than 10 acres (thus ten blocks minimum). It is quite likely that adjoining counties will share some similarity in species distributions and land capabilities so all of the planning information does not need to come from within an individual county. It is important that there be a local group that is able to gather requisite information, keep the data up to date, and understand how to look at it and share the implications of the insights that are gathered.
As insight is gained into how particular kinds of forest respond to particular treatments, areas will need to be added to be able test the flexibility of the range of forest situations to yield acceptable results. Forests take several decades to generate value even when the trees are growing rapidly. So any testing must be established in blocks that are large enough that the untreated areas can not influence the site conditions enough to materially change the performance of test trees over the life of the test.
As a quick guess about the costs of such a program: (per 100 acres per county)
Record gathering may have to be done annually and the record keeping will have to bear the cost of some kind of facility and the expertise to do the jobs appropriately. This may be in the same range as the on the ground work = $0.5million to 1million per 100 acres.
- Treatments that ought to be tested:
- Seeding during cutting done when there is no apparent local seed sources of desired species present.
- Various demonstration of seed treatment (facilities for seed treatment must be present – $10,000 – 20,000/year in an institution of higher learning).
- Site preparation techniques need to be demonstrated on a regular basis so that the appropriate technique can be selected as opportunities are presented on local properties.
- Leaving large seed trees for a period to get a new crop of desired species established
- Fire use for seed bed preparation
- Coppice (sprout regeneration encouragement)
Thinning regime choice:
- Leave undisturbed – old growth versus any timber production consideration or local employment priority
- Wildlife habitat (WH) priorities – prolonged low vegetation maintenance – early thinning to reduce eventual tree spacing
- Combined WH and early tree vigor maintenance
- Commercial Thin on an extended time period ( 30 year cutting as is now being done on most public properties)
- Thin on various schedules for comparison of volume, value development, timing, cost per acre, creation of employment possibilities or needs within the locality.
Tree value-development maintenance practices:
- Long term high density as opposed to thinning.
- Lower tree density (wider tree spacing)
Thinning Timing Strategy:
- One shot at a particular size of leave tree
- Multiple entries (value recovery versus no value recovery)
- Compare presence of intra-species root rot
- Test control possibilities for root rot control as well as other issues of fungal damage like chestnut blight, nectria canker, strumellla canker, calisiopsis canker…
Form Control – Pruning strategy choice:
- Single applications
- Periodic application scheme:
- Early crotch removal – crop tree choice
- Regular application for re-pruning of additional length:
- Climbing (rope, ladder, tree bicycle)
- External lift 30’
- External lift to remove crotches
- External lift to prune to 60 feet
- Robotic removal of branches and crotches
Rural – small town life has been the predominate mode of global human habitation for centuries. Recent actions by global players have damaged (with malice) local economies around the globe that allowed these communities to be stable. The temperate / non-desert portion of the Earth normally supports a forest component that helps stabilize ecosystems in many ways. In order for the productivity of undeveloped rural land [forests primarily] to be counted as a significant part of the resource base of a region much better performance of the forest growing stock may be needed. Normally after the forest has been mined for value several times it may take several generations to restock a site with valuable species of good form. The techniques discussed herein could be part of an effort to shorten the recovery period. Without economic contribution from such undeveloped land the scope of human habitation may be significantly limited.
Currency creation and distribution systems provide an important part of the basis for choices about the strategies for land treatment and therefor the stability and health of families. If the quality of terrestrial human life is important, there are many kinds of rural activities that can be based on care for forests as they develop.
Much has been written and implemented to “conserve” land by groups called land trusts, but the funding that makes such activity possible does not extend to support for the long term actions needed for enhanced forest productivity or the dependable employment of much of the local population. A major component that is missing from current forest based information is local documentation of how the various types of local forest might respond to the range of different levels and kinds of tree care that might be given throughout the life of individual trees.
There are many choices that might be explored. The choice of what series of tests to be applied, the technologies to be used and the way to decide what equipment to hire and what to own privately or share cooperatively will require much thought and planning.
The records of what is decided to be done and how the applications will change over time and then what actually got done is a very important part of figuring out what level of liquidity is needed in a particular area / county.
Recent attempts to involve others in long term tests has not gone well without any outside funding while still in a debt based financial system. It may be very difficult to keep value testing on track. The ownership of outcomes may have to be explored to subvert short sighted theft of high value products by local people who do not (or feel that they will not) share in the value outcome of long term strategies. Recent conversations with managers of large absentee landholdings have illustrated the difficulty of getting such cooperation.
In the early 60’s two sets of very detailed tests were setup in the forest of the Quabbin Reservoir in New Salem, Massachusetts by Fred Hunt, the manager of that forest and a Ph.D. student at UMASS. The tests consisted of three levels of pine thinning based on trees measured in three tenth acre blocks of treated trees surrounded by a perimeter of similar width of similarly treated vegetation. The area of similar forest condition was limited so the tests were closely packed together by joining all the tests in a row of similar structure but different treatments. These tests have been followed by several observers. The trees are now 50 years older and it appears that the treatments were so close to one another that the roots of trees from adjacent treatments have been able to invade adjoining test blocks and change the soil conditions to the point that there is little real long term performance information that can be gleaned from further analysis of the current tree condition. However, some general observations can be drawn that may clarify how important it is that the blocks chosen for such study must be large enough that there is no possibility for such obfuscation to occur during the expected life of the test.
One special observation that was made after nearly 60 years from the study begun in Massachusetts to review the possible response to thinning of white pine comes from observing the development of unthinned plots where initially vigorous trees eventually out performed trees chosen for good form and or species (crop trees as opposed to weed trees). Often these potential crop trees were both smaller and straighter than the faster growing poorly formed neighbors. If such a population is left untended for any significant period (5 – 15 years) these vigorous trees will crowd out crop trees in all cases.
Natural forests are places of high competitive stress and trees that fall behind the tallest trees will rarely survive without the removal of taller competitors before the smaller neighbors lose too much foliage. This happens normally unless these smaller trees are well equipped genetically and structurally to emerge from below the tallest cohort of overstory trees. It appears that the rapid climate changes of the past few decades may have changed such emergent capabilities that had been common in the past.
The Massachusetts test blocks showed that white pine in that area was not able to sort out trees that could emerge from a period of high competition. In the period of observation all treatments appeared to leave a stand that was colonized by initially vigorous trees. All stands have become so dense that even the largest trees have begun to decline, get blown over or fall apart in other ways. As the overstory vigor declined in all treatments the stands appear to be converting to another more drought and shade tolerant species group as the overstory dies.
- Implications for funding of the reconstruction of a rural society:
Combines all the other elements
There appear to be several key elements?
Individual ownership in the program of capability development as well as a way to participate in the outcome of their efforts.
Guarantees of availability of funding for needed activity and the presence of both jobs and income to allow successful family maintenance.
Development of local markets for upgrading the products produced.
- The Background of the Problem:
- An Overview:
- During the pre-colonial 500+ years the NE US forest had grown with little prior attention other than the occasional burning by native Americans for creating wildlife habitat and clearing for periodic crop production. The recent past (200+ years) was a time when forests were either removed for agriculture or systematically and repeatedly mined for any kind of value to supply whatever industry or market could be found for whatever was present as time passed.
- The latest change from a variety of local markets to an almost export only market, particularly in the more southern urbanized (but still with rural character) portion of the region, was accompanied by the development and use of large oil powered harvesting systems that were financed with debt based loans from institutions largely outside the region. So in the last several decades the private NE US forest has been treated as a third world resource base by foreign users – THE FOREST HAS BEEN LEGALLY MINED.
- The financial sector is now using the operators of forest harvesting equipment as miners of forest value. This results because most of the interest money (paid to finance the equipment) is never returned for use within the region. The interest and the principle is now paid to outsiders in the same fashion that gold miners worked with a little money to develop their claim then when the lode was played out they took whatever they had saved and moved on never to return again.
- Current forest harvesting systems require so much volume or value to justify the movement of the equipment that it is extremely unlikely that the same equipment or members of the crew will return to the harvested area within their lifetime. Certainly there will not be any further involvement of that crew and equipment again soon after the cutting was completed. Often the five years after a heavy cutting is a time in which a new forest may be being started. During that time competition becomes intense very quickly, and vigorous trees dominate all others regardless of species, initial or potential quality or presence of conditions that will guarantee eventual success and value production.
As things are playing out beyond the first half of 2020, it is becoming clear that there has been a long term agenda (developed by those who have garnered the access to the creation and control of all kinds of liquidity) that is antithetical to small scale rural sustainability (although there has been much propaganda touting new programs). As of this update there are so many things happening apparently behind the scenes that any attempt at explaining the current situation is sheer speculation (this is necessitated because of the need for secrecy as sources of evil are removed, an example of which is the current Epstine/Maxwell court papers released from the Maxwell trial).
This video connects some of the many parts that have led to the conditions we now face – IT IS A MUST VIEW – but it is not complete so there is more to come and it appears that the details may be gruesome:
“ https://youtu.be/KIzBS79RbLQ (censored as of 12/5/2020) Original US Constitution, Act of 1871 and how it was weaponized for US Inc., Vatican, Queen and New World Order; takedown of the Global Elite economic system; the entire US military was now active including the Reserves, especially in California and New York; Now Trump had control of China and their takeover of the US.; How the Cabal and Chinese planned to rule the world through vaccinations, satellites and artificial intelligence.” Link and summary found on Operation Disclosure, June 19, 2020. <https://operationdisclosure1.blogspot.com/2020/06/restored-republic-via-gcr-as-of-june-19.html>
Prior to the two world wars of the past century small scale rural life was what constituted the normal human existence globally, although the pattern of wealth acquisition and control had been set long before as journey-men were replaced with more mechanized approaches. There are several evolving sources of this connectivity of money and power to the connection to and control of ideas that work
and to the techniques of coersion and compromizaion.
This is not a Luddite argument rather it is a call for discussion and research into the purpose of life on Earth? Unless there are technologies that will soon be released that free humans from the risks of high population density – seen mainly in urban areas (as well as the horrors of the current human trafficking system), the need for sustainable solutions will remain. For the Earth bound population opportunities that encourage people to move from urban centers may be needed (as opposed to mass population reduction)? It appears that this migration has already begun as youths seek more connection with the earth.
The techniques for manipulation of the collective human mind, mentioned in the researches done by Americans for Innovation, include many parts that all relate to composition and control of the Earth bound human population. Several of these areas stand out with special relevance to rural stability. They are 1) information control – through the media, removal of sovereignty through compromization of those who seek power, control of currency creation and control of innovation.
Control of currency has been used to consolidate power for the benefit of specific segments of the human (or less than human) population or to carry out a more draconian agenda. The background for this comment has been developed by many observers. The work of some of these researchers has been discussed or linked on Common Good Dialogue over the past few years. This paper is offered to explore how the application of techniques to control currencies have been used to carry out the above agenda and then to provide a preliminary discussion of some possible actions that could be taken to correct or ameliorate those past efforts with particular focus on forests, rural communities, and the creation of steady employment for rural residents close to home.
The actions described below are not the subject of a naive wish list. These measures will only be possible as the result of the removal of the current controls imposed by a global psychopathic network formed by those who set out to control us all. We are at war with those who now are in control. These actions can only come about because there have developed local people who are dedicated to the maintenance of their sustainable environment , and who have learned enough to regain control of their own potential – they must realize that they are creators.
People have been moving from small farms and rural villages to cities for the past century. In the urban environment they have to buy most if not all of their sustenance from what has become a largely corporate system of distribution. In such a situation they are easily put into a position where they can be controlled.
The global lock down of the first half of 2020 is a demonstration of just how easily that can be done in any urban area. The advent of pervasive surveillance with the internet of things [5g phones that are being rolled out as of the end of May, 2020] may make such control possible wherever you are but having the personnel to do the policing is less problematic in high population centers than in a widely scattered setting. William Binney, former NSA chief data analyst, has discussed the availability of information (he says whatever is needed is all there) and the current failure to use it to address important issues, <https://phibetaiota.net/2020/05/unrig-video-1559-bill-binney-with-michelle-holiday-on-how-president-trump-can-use-nsa-against-seditionists-and-wall-street/> is something that all of us need to consider when we communicate with those who supposedly represent us.
Paradise, CA may be a demonstration of the kind of techniques that may be used for control and intimidation. If that is the case such techniques may be used anywhere given the access to the power and technology that may have been used in that area.
“(5) The California fires: much has been written about these and the highly anomalous nature of the damage manifest – trees and shrubs unburned right next to buildings that have been leveled. Much has also been noticed about the placement of those fires, how they seem to follow high speed rail route projections, or real estate wanted by Silicon Valley, and so on.”
It is imperative that you do your own research.
The current situation for much of the native rural population is such that in many rural areas residents are unable to earn enough to support a family without an urban oriented job or some dependence on outsiders to bring funds into their area via unsustainable pursuits like recreation. (Of course the recent plandemic may have made such situations even more difficult, but it appears that this outcome was the goal of those imposing the current controls in the first place.)
- A Program of Forest Investment to Begin to Reverse the Current Adaptive Program for Agriculture
Green Diamond Systems and its former incorporated entity, Green Diamond Forestry Service, Inc. have held over 1500 acres of land and participated in the management of larger parcels throughout New England and New York State for the past 50 plus years.
Our experience has been that the various burdens placed on land owners result in an economic “toss up” leaving only the land value as an equity position for the land owner. So if the experimental measures mentioned above are to happen the land where these tests are done must be approached in a way that guarantees that there can be no urgency for the conversion of land use due to financial burdens for the duration of the tests.
As positive aspects of the forest treatment are developed and the skill base that has been built around these test areas matures another possibility may develop with those rural residents who want to be able to become land owners. The outcomes from all phases will depend on the availability of funding and the various competing factors that come from the outside sectors, just as the Adaptive Program for Agriculture was an outside influence that was well developed and expertly implemented to reach the goal of rural destabilization; a new Rural Stabilization Program may be needed with the same capability of administration of the past.
There may be large blocks of forest that may be acquired to provide the base for the long term testing. Of course, this assumes that there will be sufficient funding to acquire some major parcels and not have to subdivide the parcels to continue to do the work planned for the ensuing decades. One possibility may be to sell / grant the excess portions of purchased parcels not needed for the continued testing and demonstrations to the youth of the locality who have helped with maintenance.
Our experience indicates that there will be enough work for one person to be fully occupied on about 100 acres with the variety of activities needed to manifest the potential of the land for tree production. In order for this level of ownership to work the owner must not have to own any quantity of very expensive equipment, however, access to specialized equipment may be essential for good value production. Similarly, there are many aspects of land management that will necessitate more than one person in order to allow the work to be done safely or well. For instance the current technology for tree pruning can elevate a person to heights of over 70 feet on crawler mounted high lift machinery. Use of such equipment requires that there be at least two people to make sure that everything works safely. It may be that on some parcels there will be areas where various percentages of the whole property must be treated repeatedly to get trees to be branch free for over 30 to 60 feet tall. This kind of activity will have no revenue generated and there will be costs associated with both the labor and the machinery use.
Recent studies at the Green Diamond Systems headquarters show that crotches are one of the most damaging kinds of form defects. Only dead branch retention is a more common problem for production of defect free wood. The formation of a crotch can happen at any time in the life of a tree and if not eliminated within a few years of initiation a crotch may render the portion of the stem above the crotch of negligible value and will frequently become a major cause for whole tree premature failure. Soft woods are particularly susceptible to this defect because nearly vertical crotches are common and nearly impossible for the tree to provide enough strength around the crotch to resist the forces of overloading and high winds. It is therefore essential for affected trees to either be treated early to remove the joint or for the tree to be removed in the next thinning.
It is difficult to anticipate the levels of expenditure required to carry out the variety of special activities that are not even considered to be worth the effort at this point.