Carbon / Tree article 

I see someone wants to do some “good” but do we really need more trees? Cute formulas about gas this and absorb that and a thriving rural economy will erupt …  I’m not impressed.  Already, much of the area is forest and more is going into brush by the minute. I’ve farmed this area for decades, and any attempts at making money from harvesting trees has been a giant fail.  What about food, the author calls our land “poor soils”.  I have successfully grown hay/grass/pasture, wheat, oats, rye, buckwheat and canola. This provides food. Can we afford to lose more arable land?  Please weigh the risk. 

Richard Semmelhaack Shefford