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#1 Posted : Saturday, February 01, 2014 10:32:08 PM(UTC)
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Sometimes I think I'm in the wrong hobby. I always feel bad for all the trees that get cut down for just about anything. I know they replant what they cut down, but I have a lil problem with it. I think I might have a streak of tree hugging hippie in me. LOL

But like Hubby said, even if I don't buy the paper they are still going to make the paper. So, might as well enjoy it.

I do, however, refuse to buy wood veneer embellishments.
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#2 Posted : Sunday, February 02, 2014 12:05:04 AM(UTC)
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Don't feel bad. They have to cut down those big trees to make room for the new generations. So think of it more like you are helping preserve nature. I know every sheet I have in my scrapbooks will be cherished as long as I live. So it's not like it's used to wipe up spilt milk and then tossed in a plastic trash bag and sent to the dump. Oh..and also I have a big collection of papers..one day they might be considered prehistoric...BahahahahLOL

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#3 Posted : Sunday, February 02, 2014 1:29:11 AM(UTC)
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Maybe you can build a tree with all of your paper LOL

I'm not sure why it bothers me.
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#4 Posted : Sunday, February 02, 2014 7:34:36 AM(UTC)
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Maybe because it is a frivolous waste of precious resources. Sort of like watering a lawn all night long with automatic sprinklers.

And how can we be sure those trees are replanted and not just leaving a barren landscape behind?

Anybody remember the promises the coal companies made as they blew away mountain tops?

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#5 Posted : Sunday, February 02, 2014 9:42:39 AM(UTC)
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I know what you mean. Recycling my scraps helps! Or I send them to my MIL and she makes beautiful paper with my scraps
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#6 Posted : Sunday, February 02, 2014 10:52:09 AM(UTC)
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I was thinking about this last night while trying to go to sleep. I think it bother me because trees are a living thing, and they have a major role on our planet such as providing us oxygen! I don't want us to end up like being on the animated movie "Lorax". Wink

It's not just trees that bother me. Wasting of water, wasting of food, using more packaging on new items than need be. The list goes on.

Thanks for understanding. BigGrin
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#7 Posted : Sunday, February 02, 2014 12:45:06 PM(UTC)
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Right there with you Jooniper. My DH says I should think of the blessings I am passing along to others by them receiving one of my creations. I say oxygen is more of a blessing. It's a Catch 22. To soothe my angst, I, along with my guys, plant trees in our community through a grassroots organization I started. We have a lot of scouts, homeschoolers, and church groups that like to plant with us. We also get high school classes from time to time. We get trees, supplies, and equipment donated by local nurseries, tree farms, hardware stores, and just local businesses in general. We even have some home and property owners that just call us up and ask us to remove and replant a tree from their yard or property. We only plant certain sizes, as we cannot afford to remove large trees, and only native species, no invasive ones. I went through all of that to hopefully inspire you to join such an organization, or plant a tree on Arbor Day, or donate to your local park, arboretum, or Arbor Day Foundation. Blessings, GG.
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#8 Posted : Sunday, February 02, 2014 2:45:18 PM(UTC)
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That's GREAT, GG!!

About 5 years ago my son wanted an 18 inch Christmas tree from the Christmas tree farm, to plant. So we bought it and planted it in our front yard. It is now about 8-9 foot tall now. Just to let you know we do not buy real trees as Christmas trees, but my MIL does to set it outside. It is more for a family tradition type thing to go to the Christmas tree farm and walk for hours to pick out a tree.
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Originally Posted by: Jooniper Go to Quoted Post
Maybe you can build a tree with all of your paper LOL

I'm not sure why it bothers me.


I can't to that..it would rot!!! I'm into preserving not recycling...LOL

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