If You Ever Go Across the Sea to Java

If You Ever Go Across the Sea to Java
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   If You Ever Go Across the Sea to Java   “If you ever go across the sea to Ireland,” the plaintive words of an old but enchanting melody begin. The haunting Irish melody forms your thoughts into dreams...
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Environmental Disasters

Environmental Disasters
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Environmental Disasters For much of the last 30 years, the issue of the environment has become a political football, with political parties lining up on opposite sides of that football.  That is too...
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Rain Shadows and Rainforests

Rain Shadows and Rainforests
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    Rain Shadows and Rainforests   On the one hand, you have those who believe in global warming; and on the other side of the divide are those who are currently labeled as climate...
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Single-Tree Selection Becomes High-Grading

Single-Tree Selection Becomes High-Grading
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Single Tree Selection Becomes High-Grading   With all the talk about deforestation and the evils of cutting down trees, people everywhere should remember that humans have been cutting down trees ever since they invented the tools to...
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Professional Forest Management

Professional Forest Management
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Professional Forest Management Integrating soil/site aspects in planting strategy   This essay/story evolves from a critique about a real-time, first-rate example of forest management and real-time planning of forest plantations in Ireland.  Thanks to the Irish Forestry...
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Planting Trees By The Numbers

Planting Trees By The Numbers
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Planting by the Numbers   Most adults have planted a tree or two and gained satisfaction from having done so.  Perhaps they also mused about how tall it would become and if the fruit would ripen for them...
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Rainforest or Not?

Rainforest or Not?
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek Rainforests or Not?   Discussing rainforests is not the same as explaining rainforests and reporting from a rainforest is not the same as reporting about rainforests. Likewise, discussing rainforests does not and should not imply that the reporter or...
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Rosewood By Any Other Name

Rosewood By Any Other Name
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    Rosewood By Any Other Name   Most everyone agrees that truth in advertising is a policy that should be followed simply because everyone wants to know what they are getting and to get what they are paying for. ...
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Street Trees and Village Shade

Street Trees and Village Shade
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Street Trees and Village Shade There is little doubt that trees beautify the landscape in any large city or small town.  Street trees are aesthetic treasures that may be ignored at times but gain attention when they are...
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Aesthetic Trees

Aesthetic Trees
  Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Aesthetic Trees Legacy trees evolve from singular or group specimens that have had, or will become, historical, cultural, or botanical icons.   The mystique and mystery of remote forests of towering giants, the wildness of tropical jungles,...
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Deforestation, Reforestation, and Afforestation

Deforestation, Reforestation, and Afforestation
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Deforestation, Reforestation, and Afforestation   The continuous evolution of digital technology across written, audio, and pictorial media has resulted in each medium of expression having an ever-improving capability to create and to share our personal expressions of...
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Eureka! Koa is a Superstar

Eureka! Koa is a Superstar
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Eureka! Koa is a Superstar Getting to travel into rural areas in The Third World gives the traveler a perspective you won’t find in the glossy photos of glamorous magazines. Whereas most people can relate to a stroll...
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Pets, Weeds, and Invasive Plants

Pets, Weeds, and Invasive Plants
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Pets, Weeds, and Invasive Plants   There are so many ways to think about the animals and plants of this earth that it becomes haltingly tentative for anyone to embark on a...
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Bamboo That Was Over 100 Feet Tall

Bamboo That Was Over 100 Feet Tall
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   C was Ceylon   You might say that he was never in Sri Lanka, but he was in Ceylon.  He was never in Kampuchea but was once in the Khmer temples of Cambodia; he never...
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