The Largest Single Living Thing on Earth is Dying

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    40,000 trees all joined together by a single root system. One massive tree! Thought to be 8,000 years old.


    Think about it.


    The Pando aspen is dying due to drought and, as is so often the case, the intrusion of humans. Mankind – the most destructive agent on the face of this earth.

    The forest has been failing to self-reproduce for the last 30 to 40 years, researchers say, due primarily to grazing from deer and cattle, which have been allowed to overrun the area.

    While Pando has likely existed for thousands of years – we have no method of firmly fixing its age – it is now collapsing on our watch,” Professor Paul Rogers, an ecologist at Utah State University, told the Independent.

    More @ 'Largest living thing,' an 80,000-year-old Utah forest, is dying, scientists warn
     
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    Don't mess with the tree.

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    Michael Moore?
     
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    Then maybe the forestry service should water it? Get a tree doctor and fence it off to keep it alive?
     
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    Talk about double speak and totally clueless
    Maybe the writer of this article can go out and shoot himself, thus making the world just a little safer.

    You know something? There are only 2 things guaranteed in this world.

    Death

    and

    Taxes.

    There is nothing on God's green Earth that can live forever.
     
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    /----/ Someone should turn on the lawn sprinkler.
     
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    It is a disgrace that so many morons make light of the dying environment around us. It part of our increasingly brain dead culture.
     
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    Really chaps your ass that somebody reported what was going on huh Heinie?

    Have any idea what grazing has done to Scotland? No of course you don't.
     
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    Republicans are really good at that
     
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    Ignorant stereotyping with no backup.
     
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