oaklands destruction

Moratorium on tree removal (for wine grapes) needed in Sonoma county NOW!

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) …

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Moratorium on tree removal needed in Sonoma county NOW!

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 …

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Record-high global tree cover loss driven by agriculture

When will Sonoma County get a modern, science based Tree Ordinance? We’ve been asking for years as the wineries bulldoze oak woodlands for more grapes in time of drought and wine glut.  “Forestry and wildfires drove tree cover loss in the northern hemisphere. Wildfires, including the massive fires in California, were associated with over 5.2 …

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Sonoma County needs a TREE ORDINANCE now.

Grape glut or not, our GHG/carbon sequestering resources are being destroyed for more vineyards.  The supervisors continue to kick the can down the road……. Older Trees are being bulldozed in significant chunks….no analysis of GHGs…. Windsor River Road. February 2020 Ironic….  

NapaVision 2050: The “Grape Glut” Conundrum

Same situation in Sonoma County…the destruction of forests and oak woodlands, planting in water sensitive areas continues….“Tragedy of the Commons”, Thomas Hardin…. NapaVision 2050: The “Grape Glut” Conundrum The “Grape Glut” Conundrum Napa has reached its peak. The tank is full and overflowing. As vineyards are now urged to pull 5% of their vines, more …

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