It’s time for a better economic model that provides better paying jobs, doesn’t poison the air/land/soil and doesn’t damage the environment.
Pictures from the Laguna de Santa Rosa area (our county’s life line for water) where once again, clear cutting of our slow growing and keystone species oaks (over 100 dependent species on the oaks) are being killed for more winegrapes in the middle of a grape glut, plummeting wine sales, megadrought, economic downturn and possible depression…..TIME FOR A MORATORIUM ON ANY TREE REMOVAL. The supervisors have been kicking the can down the road for years. We need a realistic climate oriented tree ordinance for the 21st century not the wild west.
Definition: A keystone species is a species that exerts great influence on an ecosystem relative to its abundance. of a wide range of habitats. Oaks in North America have more biomass and number of species than any other tree group; they are the backbone of many different forest communities and provide immeasurable ecosystem services.
From local tree lover:
Native woodlands need to be preserved for climate – carbon sequestration – protecting our habitat and habitat of vulnerable people and wildlife.
The area depicted above is adjacent to the Laguna de Santa Rosa. It would seem like the Laguna Foundation would be interested in these types of intensification of uses—vineyard here.