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PostSubject: Are we killing the trees?   Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:55 pm

We are, according to this article.

I hate to think that these very old oak trees on my land (some older than radio) are dying because of my wi-fi.

Then again, the drought may have something to do with it. Yeah, I think that's probably it.
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PostSubject: Re: Are we killing the trees?   Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:50 pm

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The study, conducted by Wageningen University, investigated findings that trees in areas with high Wi-Fi activity (urban areas, especially) were suffering from symptoms that couldn't be tied to typical bacterial or viral causes. The symptoms included bleeding (!), fissures in the bark, the death of parts of leaves, and abnormal growth.
Boy, if that isn't bullshit science I don't know what is.
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PostSubject: Re: Are we killing the trees?   Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:57 pm

You're obviously more well versed in botany than I am. I don't have enough education in the field to make such a judgement on the basis of one short article.
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PostSubject: Re: Are we killing the trees?   Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:02 pm

Wi-if signals cannot cause radiation sickness.

Ever.

At. All.
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PostSubject: Re: Are we killing the trees?   Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:54 am

They are not talking about radiation sickness of the type caused by non-ionizing radiation. They are talking about damage caused by RF radiation, which is a real thing. Whether or not RF radiation from wif-fi signals can damage trees is the point of the article. In the one experiment they conducted, the results indicated that it might. The experiment indicates that further study Should. Be. Done.
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PostSubject: Re: Are we killing the trees?   Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:37 am

BS.  The "evidence" they cited was laughable.

If you know anything about botany you know low power RF radiation is harmless to living things.  If it weren't we'd all be in big big trouble.
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PostSubject: Re: Are we killing the trees?   Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:39 am

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If you know anything about botany you know low power RF radiation is harmless to living things.  If it weren't we'd all be in big big trouble.

Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Are we killing the trees?   Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:50 pm

_Howard wrote:
Then again, the drought may have something to do with it. Yeah, I think that's probably it.

That drought that doesn't exist and the climate change hoax are piling up some numbers.

100 Million Goddamn Trees Are Dead
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PostSubject: Re: Are we killing the trees?   Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:55 pm

Right now, the whackers are down the road at a neighbor's house, taking out some dead trees. This is the second time that neighbor has had to have dead or dying trees removed. I may be in that position myself soon. I have some terribly distressed oaks.
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PostSubject: Re: Are we killing the trees?   Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:17 pm

And sometimes they do die of old age.

One of the oldest, biggest pines in the Pacific Northwest is dead
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PostSubject: Re: Are we killing the trees?   Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:26 am

_Howard wrote:
(...)I have some terribly distressed oaks.

Plant some new ones, Howard. Best feeling in the world.
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PostSubject: Re: Are we killing the trees?   Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:24 am

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And sometimes they do die of old age.

One of the oldest, biggest pines in the Pacific Northwest is dead
Wow. What Pacific Northwesterner doesn't know how to spell "Yakima"?
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The Big Tree wasn’t the biggest known ponderosa alive on Earth, but it might have been the tallest. A ponderosa on the Yakama Indian Reservation, which also recently died, was shorter but considerably stouter and thus the biggest ponderosa in Washington state.
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PostSubject: Re: Are we killing the trees?   Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:30 am

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Plant some new ones, Howard.  Best feeling in the world.

That may be, but I couldn't replace the big oak, which is from 150-200 years old.
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PostSubject: Re: Are we killing the trees?   Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:32 am

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What Pacific Northwesterner doesn't know how to spell "Yakima"?

I'm not a Pacific Northwesterner and I knew how to spell Yakima before I knew there was a city by that name. I didn't find that out until we moved there in 1956.
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PostSubject: Re: Are we killing the trees?   Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:58 am

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That may be, but I couldn't replace the big oak, which is from 150-200 years old.

All the trees I plant these days are for posterity.
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PostSubject: Re: Are we killing the trees?   Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:21 pm

Hell, these days when I eat lunch it's for posterity.
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