"I see the usual suspects have been doing their best to hype up old news and managed to suck a few new people into this Keystone Cop outfit. The reality is RGS is nothing but a conman. You Muppets are either too stupid or too greedy to see what’s going on here. The Ukrainian operation has been shipping timber to the Turks for three years now and despite paying lip service to working towards FSC accreditation the reality is they’ve done nothing about it because they don’t need to. I don’t know if the Turkish MDF manufacturer is aware of what’s going on or whether Spinks just ships them material with forged FSC paperwork. However it’s done, none FSC material leaves the Ukraine and then is magically transformed into MDF panels in Turkey which carry the FSC logo! The pelleting technology is a farse. I’ve nothing against the Irish but these chaps have been messing about with this for about 15 years and still haven’t made a commercial success of it. What’s the betting the long awaited news on this front is just as feeble as February’s announcement i.e. they’ve identified some more potential customers. The Canadian ‘deal’ is just as ridiculous. A couple of cowboys in the Ukraine teamed up with Big Chief Sitting Bull to try to strip the Metis people of 55% of their birth-rights. Spinks intimated back in February that he thought the investigation into this affair was pretty much finished. Here we are a couple of months later and it’s still ongoing. There’s definitely a Rabbit off somewhere. Be careful what you wish for. It’s looking increasingly likely that when news finally breaks on this front it won’t be good. All in all this is just a house of cards waiting to cave in on itself."
PMSL... paddle faster I hear banjos... 'removed' .... more to come ...
Anyhow: AEG ? Active Energy Group : http://www.active-energy.com/
The Metis Settlements - Back Ground reading : http://www.nafaforestry.org/forest_home/documents/NABMetisProject-full.pdf
The Metis - bedtime reading : http://www.ecoplan.ca/329/knowledge-and-experience/first-nations-and-met...
Ok, nice cuppa tea - wot are they arguing about? - Trees - a n other 'snippet' or irrational augment ...
"My point was that it’s a non-starter of a legal argument as trees are as much below ground as they are above, at least until you fell them"
For those of us who are less knowledgeable about these matters than your good self, could you perhaps tell us which particular species of trees are "as much below ground as they are above" so that we can check all this out for ourselves? Perhaps you could post a link to a scientific website which specialises in arboriculture, or nature in general, which describes these trees and, maybe, carries a few illustrations or photographs?
I must confess to being flabbergasted that I've reached the age of fifty five years old without ever realising that trees are "as much below ground as above" and am a little puzzled because every tree which I've ever seen which has been blown over in storms, etc has certainly been much more above ground than below (both before and after being blown over) and any tree (sapling) which I've planted in the garden has certainly appeared to be mainly above ground.
I would love to see one of the other sort so please, point me in the right direction. "
7 Mar '15
This is more to do with oil gas and mineral rights but it gives insight into how things are done. I cant find much on forestry, but any reference to it gives control to the metis and the MSGC as trees grow on the surface, except for the roots of course but i think they can be left in the ground. https://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/…/viewFile/21948/16375
RALMHO - wiser heads? ya ok ...