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American Chestnut Leaves on the "Thompson" tree in Lesesne State Forest.

What is a Tree Hugger?

The term “Tree Hugger” is synonymous with "Environmental Wacko".  One might say it's used for environmental profiling. From the Dictionary on my computer: Tree Hugger is a noun used informally, chiefly derogatory, for an environmental campaigner. I think I fit this description although I believe in harvesting mature trees or weeding out undesirable trees using sound forestry practices. I believe in harvesting mature trees in a sustainable way; not clear cutting of course but selectively cutting so that a perpetual, unevenly aged forest is constantly growing. A well managed forest can sustain a harvest every ten years. After … [Read More...]