There's a general culture in this country to cut all the trees. It makes me so angry because everyone is cutting and no one is planting.
For me, one of the major reasons to move beyond just the planting of trees was that I have tendency to look at the causes of a problem. We often preoccupy ourselves with the symptoms, whereas if we went to the root cause of the problems, we would be able to overcome the problems once and for all.
I know there is pain when sawmills close and people lose jobs, but we have to make a choice. We need water and we need these forests.
Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven't done a thing. You are just talking.