Thursday, March 23, 2023

Chinampas Floating Gardens

Chinampas were invented by the Aztec civilization. Sometimes referred to as "floating gardens," chinampas are artificial islands that were created by interweaving reeds with stakes beneath the lake's surface, creating underwater fences.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Trees Talk




Everything is connected Oceans Barry riefs  

Your species is not isolated

Climatic consciousness everything what is climatic is consciousness which often flows criss cross wise.

Communication do not come easily for those that do not care for it.

You are at one fork road in your evolution.

A combination of all that species has chosen this.

Sit still in silence.

Your species is not alone here.There are many many of you waking up to the connection we all have together. This connection surpasses all time and space. After all space and time is irrelevant.

Look on the bright side of life. 

The smaller existence of all things that connect everything together even things that contain large vibratory things come in small sizes. Be not for small nature of things.

Everyone together can do a small part.

You are species that are willing to let go of so much. if you put your mind to it you can let go of all those things you find convenient. 

It is a trap to have all this conveniences. When you see the larger picture of things you see that conveniences lead you on the path of destruction. You are missing out greatly is so much disconnection. Come back to the forest come back to the trees and connect to all of us. Each one of you can connect to the all. Higher self is a great part of your knowledge when you sit in silence as you do in meditation.

Thees are everybody's, trees are every ones not just a few.

If you have healing to do in your body you can come to the trees and ask to shift and change and heal you.

 Once a week would be a good idea. Doctors should prescribe this. Once a week you need to go to the trees.


 Grand mother tree.

We play happily among the trees, and feel you society is going to ruin. Although we will live on. As one suffers so does another. As our species has suffered, and the forests and the trees are continues to be decimated upon your planet so you too have suffered concurrently as we are all connected.

As a home trees have been home for many many species other realms and animals and as these are decimated so you are decimated to the greater are just making your connection to your greater wider whole.

What can we do about it?

Value Us as you value money. as you value gold as you value material things, you must value us as well.

Is so funny your people species humans people place value on such fickle things.

If you keep looking down you might fall down and all became broken. You are a species that have forgotten you become so one dimensional when you look in the phone. Look around you look at the trees feel the energy of the trees. You have created a big destruction, such a big illusion.

You do not understand the power of your thoughts and the power of your visuals to be co creators of your own worlds. Hence why it is a trap when you are looking at videos after videos on television when someone else is givin you those thoughts to think, you are not creating your own thoughts and like a machine this machine becomes greasy, rusty and old and needs to be re-grease.

Put away your phones come back to the trees come back to the earth, go camping if  you can every week end. It's cold here try as hard as you can to come away from your screens. It's not good for the children to be creating those thoughts that are creating the future for they are the future. Get them away.

The eldest here indigenous people and elders with the boys and the girls and the kids used to tell the stories so they used to the stories there are so important to create the future.

That's why the stories are so important to pass on from generation to generation. Most of your children are disconnected from the stories of your ancestral myths and story telling and to bring that back even if you fell like you want  to connect to trees and allow the trees to tell the stories.

Do you have a story you can hear?

Back when the beginning of the earth began mogadishu there were many families in all parts of the world all tribes living their lives as they would separately and there were smaller tribes that might stand between the. And one day it was a fiery blast in the sky and the old man knew that this was foretelling us of a disaster of something to happen, gathered everybody up and they brought all the things quickly all the things they needed for fire, things they needed to collect water and food and they quickly left , and their rugs, and they went to higher ground into the caves. This is the story of the mountain. Ash felt from the sky days and days and nights and the water came and took over the land. We went deep deep into the earth until the color of the skin became whiter lime the ash that have fallen from the sky.

The species has then changed became half animal half human to adapt to the new surroundings.

slowly slowly people came out of the cave and went back into the forest where they could find new types of fruit cracking open eggs that were from larger birds that had recreated their species. they were happy to see although some of the  world was still charted black. Some of the green had returned. And that is why they tell the story and write it on the cave walls of when the fire in the sky came and they had to go to the caves. And this is the story. One of the story here in the mountains. Pass the story on so they know what to do . It is important for your survival of your species to remember the stories of the past.

The history will then repeat itself if the lessons are not learned. History is important.The stories hold the clues to how to survive. That's the story of Mogadishu.

Monday, February 6, 2023

Native American Teachings Regarding Sasquatch as Land and Forest Caretakers

Have you ever jagged a tree?
Have you ever said to a flower "You are beautiful I love you.!"?
It sounds like silly at first but trees and flowers are living things.
To me living things mean love; Love is caring, and concern for others, as the joy of life.

Love is a feeling of oneness with all living things. Everything on this earth is related to Everything else.

The tree is related to the ground. The ground is related to the grass. Some animals need grass to live.

The Bigfoot people are the spiritual keepers of Mother Earth.

The Great Lakes Woodland Indians wrote a book for Indian students for learning and understanding their own culture. The information itself was gathered from Native American Elders on reservations in Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota and published as "The Mishomis Book" by Edward Benton-Banai. The material in story form is was given as fact, not as folklore.

The story gives the reader the Indian perspective on Bigfoot and life.

Here are selections from this book.

Bug-way -jinini or wildman or Sasquatch or Yeti that communicate telepathically with Indians talk:

"The creator send me here to guide and care for those who become lost. I am Herr to watch over those who go into the forests swamps, hills and mountains to gather medicine and other things.

If those who seek medicine roots, bark and berries will ask me in a good way, if their thoughts are good, and their concern for others, I  them to find the medicines they seek. I shall know their thoughts.

Also, I help those who choose to meditate and pray and fast in the bug way ji meaning wild and natural places.

I am a natural man. I am to be different one different in all ways.

I am the caretaker of all these places, the deep forests swamps,  mountains and deep valleys.

I shall not build a home or gather in towns. Nor I shall assemble my kind in tribes or nations. I will make no trails. Nor will I build canoes.

I am to be alone in the quiet solitude and majesty of the natural world of the Creator.

I shall know the man's presence and I shall know his thoughts, but only Anishinabe will know me.

Little brother, I have watched your journey and have known your thoughts. I will tell you some things.

First, you should always treat the natural creation with respect. When you must come through my territory honour those places with tobacco and good thoughts. Be not in fear.

The Mountains,  glaciers, waterfalls, the deepest swamps or the wildest places should never be changed, diverted or disturbed. They are to remain as they are now just as I am to remain in my natural way.

As you walk on your journey, remember that there is a purpose to all things. There is a reason for the gentle rain and gentle winds as well as their opposites.

Accept these things as I give you. The evidence is all around you.

In 1854 Chief Seattle gave a presentation to a group of white men who keep insisting to sell them the Indian land.

"We know that the white man does not understand our ways. One portion of land is the same to him as the next for he is a stranger who comes in the night and takes from the land whatever he needs.

The earth is not his brother, but his enemy and when he has conquered it, he moves on.

He lives his fathers' Grave behind and he does not care. He kidnaps the Earth from his children, he does not care. His father's Graves and his children's birthright are forgotten.

He treats his mother Earth and his brother Sky as things to be bought, plundered, and sold like sheep or bright beads.

His appetite will devour the earth and leave behind only a desert.

The air is precious to the red man for all things share the same breath- the beast, the tree the man they all share the same breath.

The white man does not seem to notice the air he breathes. But if we sell our land you must remember that the air is precious to us, that the air shares its spirit with all life it supports.

The wind that gave our grandfather his first breath also receives his last sight. And the wind must also give our children the spirit of life.

You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of our Grandfather so that they will respect the land.

Teach your children that the Earth is our mother. If men spit upon the ground they spit upon themselves.
The earth dies not to belong to man. Man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family.

Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it.

One thing we know our God is the same. His compassion is equal. for the red man and the white. The Earth is precious to him and to harm the Earth is to heap contempt on its Creator. The white too shall pass perhaps sooner than all other tribes.

Continue to contaminate your bed and you will one night suffocate in your waste.

From the book

"The Psychic Sasquatch and their UFO " by Jack Kewaunee Lapseritis

Monday, January 16, 2023

5G and Effect on Trees and All Life

Effect of 5g on trees
5g produces Cancer
Trees around the roads are cut die  5g is going up.
This is mass Plainfield genocide. 
In Australia tell that they are sacrificing the trees for increasing 5g network peformance. 
In other countries they use kies they cut 90,000 trees to prevent die back.
440,000 trees along the road are cut not to put danger to motorists. This are insane motifs of inhumane people . I wonder if they are humans.

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

The Future Systems of Ecology

 How I see the future of the Earth Ecosystems

Logging would be against the law.

Paper will be produced from annual plants such as canabis.

Population will be descentralized

Food will be free for everyone people will give away the excess of food.

Every family will have 1 ha of land where they can build if they wish a house.

Permaculture principles will be taught on television internet radio with samples of people that achieved the food forest ecosystems.

Taxes will be eliminated.

Free energy based of plasma magnetic energy of the earth 5g force 6 g force will be made available for everyone.

The extraction of oil will cease altogether.

Lighting the houses and offices and  Heating will be using alternative forms of energy.

Education will be free accessible for everyone.

Land of military facilities will be restored and military nuclear and biological experiments will cease to exist.

Science will be use to promote life oxygen in the air.

All companies that spray chemtrails will cease to spray poisons over population and environment. 

Massive reforestation of the Earth will start with allocation of the land ownership to those that care for the land.

All deserts will be transformed in food forests.

Information technology will be used to spread science not disinformation or advertising posionous food.

People will became vegetarians and then frutarians.

The sanctity of life will be respected, preserved and taught in schools.

The entire educational system should be changed for the universal teaching of information to all people without restrictions of information for the benefits of corporations or of few people that abuse it.

Weapons of mass destruction will be outlaw. So will their effect on people and animals and plants.

Massive reforestation of military facilities should start using the same people that used to destroy life at home or aboard.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Redwood Tree Deforestation Reforestation and Medicinal Uses

Redwoods can grow to be about 9 metres in diameter and more than 76 metres tall. The tallest recorded tree is known as “General Sherman”, found in Sequoia National Park. General Sherman stands at 84 metres tall, has a 31 metre circumference and is estimated to weigh 1.2 million kilograms. Imagine a tree taller than a 25 storey building.


Sequoioideae, popularly known as redwoods, is a subfamily of coniferous trees within the family Cupressaceae. It includes the largest and tallest trees in the world.


Coast redwood trees are the tallest trees on the planet. They can grow to 300 feet high or more, as compared to the tallest pine tree at 268 feet or the tallest tanoak at 162 feet.

Coast redwoods range from southern Oregon to central California, extending not more than fifty miles inland- only as far as the coastal climate has its influence.  


Redwoods can live more than 3,000 years, with the oldest tree on record living more than 3,500 years 

California's North Coast provides the only such environment in the world. A combination of longitude, climate, and elevation limits the redwoods' range to a few hundred coastal miles. The cool, moist air created by the Pacific Ocean keeps the trees continually damp, even during summer droughts.


From a seed no bigger than one from a tomato, California's coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) may grow to a height of 367 feet (112 m) and have a width of 22 feet (7 m) at its base. Imagine a 35-story skyscraper in your city and you have an inkling of the trees' ability to arouse humility.

Some visitors envision dinosaurs rumbling through these forests in bygone eras. It turns out that this is a perfectly natural thought. Fossil records have shown that relatives of today's coast redwoods thrived in the Jurassic Era 160 million years ago. And while the fantastic creatures of that age have long since disappeared, the redwoods continue to thrive, in the right environment.


California's North Coast provides the only such environment in the world. A combination of longitude, climate, and elevation limits the redwoods' range to a few hundred coastal miles. The cool, moist air created by the Pacific Ocean keeps the trees continually damp, even during summer droughts. These conditions have existed for some time, as the redwoods go back 20 million years in their present range.

Growth Factors

Exactly why the redwoods grow so tall is a mystery. Theories continue to develop but proof remains elusive. The trees can reach ages of 2,000 years and regularly reach 600 years.

ALTHOUGH the giant sequoia and redwood are closely related, they exhibit many individual characteristics that distinguish them from each other. Perhaps the following major differences will help to answer some of the questions that may come to mind.

Natural habitat.—The giant sequoia is found growing singly or in groups scattered for a distance of 250 miles along the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada in central California at elevations of 4,000 to 8,000 feet. The redwood grows near the Pacific Ocean along the northern California coast in a more or less continuous belt about 450 miles long and 15 miles wide. (See Distribution Map on the Inside Back Cover.)


Method of reproduction.—Both species reproduce from seed, but the redwood is one of the few conifers that is also able to develop sprouts from cut stumps, roots, and burls.

Foliage.—The foliage of the giant sequoia is scalelike and somewhat resembles that of the junipers; redwood foliage is in the form of two-ranked needles like the hemlock.

Shape and size.—The giant sequoia is the largest tree in the world in volume and has an immense trunk with very slight taper; the redwood is the world's tallest tree and has a slender trunk.

Cones and seed.—The cones and seed of the giant sequoia are about three times the size of those produced by the redwood.

Woody structure.—The wood of the giant sequoia is much coarser in texture than that of the redwood, and growth rings of the redwood are wider. Both woods are highly resistant to decay.

Color of bark.—The bark of the giant sequoia is bright reddish brown, whereas that of the redwood is a dull chocolate brown.

Parts Most Frequently Used: Leaves, Sap, Inner bark. Fruit is edible.

Flavors/Temps: Bitter, Cooling

Caution: High Tannin content means you want to watch dosing as too much could upset your stomach.

History/Folklore: The Giant Sequioa was named after Chief Sequoia (of the Cherokee Nation). The Sequoia tribe could read and write and had an 86 letter alaphabet. The Pomo indians used these trees for medicine and food. The Cherokee considered Redwoods as a symbol of wisdom, independence and communication. The trees are known as “peace givers” by Native Americans.

The Chinese Redwood was thought to be extinct for thousands of years and then was happily rediscovered in 1944. Redwoods have experienced morphological stasis for the last 65 million years, meaning the modern tree is identical to its late Cretaceous ancestors. The gummy sap is used as a stimulant and tonic to treat fatigue, stress, and rundown conditions. A brown dye can be made from the bark. Sprouts from burls have been used in making baskets. The soft fibrous bark can be easily harvested without hurting the tree and was used as insulating or stuffing material, the fine bark dust created while doing stripping the bark is a good soil conditioner.

The trees are an ancient symbol of protection, balance, and pursuing new visions. Redwoods are practically immune to termites and pests making their wood valuable for building with.

A Redwoods roots never die, when the tree dies or is cut down, new ones grow from the sprouts of the tree’s roots. The only way to stop a redwood from growing is to have it struck by lightening.


 Medicinal Use of Redwood

A tea from the needles can be used as an expectorant, and as disinfectant for urinary tract infections. A poultice of the bark was used as a treatment for venereal diseases. A tincture of the inner bark was taken to purify the blood.

A poultice of the heated leaves has been used in the treatment of earaches. The gummy sap has been used as a stimulant and tonic in the treatment of rundown conditions.



When you make a tea of the fresh, green needles of a redwood tree, you are drinking in all those qualities of the tree – allowing them to flow through your body and permeate your being. Calling in strength, endurance, connection, and community.


Propagation of the redwood tree

Redwoods are monoecious, meaning both male (pollen-producing) and female (seed-bearing) cones are borne on the same tree but on different branches. The pollen is shed in winter or in spring, whereas the mature, fertilized ovulate cones ripen in early fall to shed their seeds in late fall and early winter. Cones are only produced after they reach the canopy and can use direct sunlight for energy. Redwood cones are only about one inch long. Each cone holds between 14 and 24 seeds. The seeds are so tiny that you would need over 100,000 seeds to weigh one pound! Redwoods start to bear their seeds when they are about five to fifteen years old. The cones dry under conditions of low humidity and release their seeds. Rains normally speed up seed dispersal. The seeds are normally ready to germinate soon after they have fallen to the ground, as long as the soil is moist and the weather is warm enough. Studies have shown that seed viability increases with the age of parent trees. Maximum seed viability was reached when trees were over the age of 250 years. On the other hand, seeds produced by trees under twenty years old were less than one percent viable. One tree can produce six million seeds in one year. However, less than 5% of these seeds germinate, and only a few of these end up growing into seedlings. Failure usually results from parasitic fungi, summer drought, or other causes

New redwood trees can come about in four ways: through seeds, cuttings, stump sprouts, and root sprouts. QUEST on KQED Public Media. Like all plants, redwoods can grow from seeds. Redwood seeds come from those tiny, inch-long redwood cones that fall from the branches in autumn.

Cultivation of Coastal Redwood:

Deep well-drained soils on flat land and slopes in the coastal fog belt below 600 metres.

How do you propagate redwood seeds?
Germinating Redwood Seeds
  1. Soak redwood seeds in a glass of water overnight to speed germination. ...
  2. Fill a container with potting soil. ...
  3. Spread the redwood seeds on the surface of the soil. ...
  4. Place the container in full sunlight or partial shade.
  5. Keep the redwood seeds moist, but not wet, at all times.

Redwoods grow very quickly in full sunlight, often 18 inches in the first year, and 2 to 6 feet a year for the first 10 years. It can also grow faster than associated species in deep shade. Redwood is often found growing with Douglas-fir which can grow as quickly as redwood on many sites.

These Trees Help Protect us from Climate Change

Trees are critically important in maintaining a stable climate here on earth. Studies show that Redwoods capture at least three times more carbon dioxide (CO2) from our global emissions (from cars, trucks, power plants etc) than any other tree on the planet. So by protecting our local Redwoods we are ensuring we help stabilize our global climate.

They Can Adapt for Earthquakes

Many well-known Redwood forests across the United States and in New Zealand are found in regions know for earthquakes. However the shifting earth causes no trouble for these giants. Where a Redwood has been forced to lean due to circumstances like shifting earth, flooding or other trees that have fallen against them, they can accelerate their growth on the downhill side in order to stabilise themselves and avoid toppling over.


 Destruction of the North American Forests by Europeans

On Monday, 27 June, 1853, a giant sequoia – one of the natural world's most awe-inspiring sights - was brought to the ground by a band of gold-rush speculators in Calaveras county, California. It had taken the men three weeks to cut through the base of the 300ft-tall, 1,244-year-old tree, but finally it fell to the forest floor.

A section of the bark from the "Mammoth Tree", as newspapers soon described it, had already been removed and was sent to San Francisco to be put on display. The species had only been "discovered" (local Native American tribes such as the Miwok had known of the trees for centuries) that spring by a hunter who stumbled upon the pristine grove in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada whilst chasing an injured bear. Word of the discovery quickly spread.

In the age of PT Barnum's freak shows, the speculators, mostly gold miners, had sensed a commercial opportunity. The section of bark – re-erected using scaffold, with a piano inside to entertain paying visitors - would later be sent to Broadway in New York, as would the bark from a second tree felled a year later. The bark of the "Mother of the Forest" – as the second tree was named – would even go on to be displayed at London's Crystal Palace causing great excitement and wonder in Victorian England before it was destroyed by fire on 30 December 1866. (The bark of the original mammoth tree was also lost to fire as it lay in storage in New York in 1855. A fitting end, perhaps, as fire plays such a crucial role in the life cycle of giant sequoias.)

The fame of the trees was such that a hotel was quickly built at the site to host the influx of tourists. To entertain the guests, tea dances were regularly held on the stump of the mammoth tree and a bowling alley was built on the now prone trunk.


According to Gary D Lowe, a local historian, author and "Big Tree" aficionado, the first-known negative commentary came a month before the tree was felled. An article in the Sonora Herald, a local newspaper, reported that Captain Hanford, the man leading the enterprise, "is about stripping off the bark". The report went on: "This will of course kill the tree, which is much to be deprecated."

On 27 June, 1853 – the same day the tree finally fell - a report in San Francisco's Placer Times and Transcript also noted an article, again in the Sonora Herald, expressing regret that Captain Hanford was preparing for a "portion of the mammoth tree" to be sent to New York.

"Amator" [Latin for "friend"] is dreadfully shocked at the vandalism and barbarity of flaying that giant of the woods, and depriving California of its greatest "growing" exponent.


But these were reports in local newspapers with little influence outside the communities they served. A far more significant report came that autumn when Maturin M Ballou, the Boston-based editor of Gleason's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion, one of the most widely read magazines of the day, printed an illustration of the "largest tree yet discovered in the world" on 1 October, 1853. The accompanying text said:

To our mind it seems a cruel idea, a perfect desecration, to cut down such a splendid tree…In Europe, such a natural production would have been cherished and protected, if necessary, by law; but in this money-making, go-ahead community, thirty or forty thousand dollars are paid for it, and the purchaser chops it down, and ships it off for a shilling show! We hope that no one will conceive the idea of purchasing the Niagara Falls with the same purpose!...But, seriously, what in the world could have possessed any mortal to embark in such speculation with this mountain of wood? In its natural condition, rearing its majestic head towards heaven, and waving in all its native vigour, strength and verdure, it was a sight worth a pilgrimage to see; but now, alas, It is only a monument of the cupidity of those who have destroyed all there was of interest connected with it.

Five months later, on 11 March, 1854, Ballou printed a further remark in his magazine:

A tree of such gigantic proportions as well might excite the wonder and curiosity of the world. Although the destruction of such a magnificent object was an act of vandalism not to be forgiven, yet the desecration has been committed, and it is useless now to reiterate our vain regrets.


However, the ripples of outrage took a further year – and the stripping of the Mother of the Forest – to really gain traction. Then came this editorial in the New York Herald, dated 17 December, 1855:

The finest, the most beautiful and symmetrical of these trees, (though not the largest) has been cut down…From this beginning, unless the Goths and Vandals are arrested in their work, the destruction of the incomparable forest will probably go on till the last vestige of it is destroyed. In this view, the point that we make is, that the State of California and the Congress of the Union should interpose to preserve these trees, as the living proofs that the boasted monarchs of the wood of the Old World are but stunted shrubbery compared with the forest giants of our own country. We say that Congress should interpose, upon the presumption that these trees are public property, are on the public lands of California, and because Congress has already interposed to protect the public live oak forests of Florida from the rapacity of unscrupulous speculators…We repeat, that it is the duty of the State of California, of Congress, and of all good citizens, to protect and to preserve these California monuments of the capabilities of our American soil. Let it be the law that this…Mammoth Grove shall stand.

 Some scientists question whether controlled burns and logging are really the best way to preserve California’s iconic redwoods

My question is: are they scientists or vandals bribed by some crazy people?

 Prescribed burning has been practiced in the giant sequoia forests since the 1960s, when the ecologist Harold H. Biswell began studying fuel reduction in redwood stands near Sequoia National Park, earning himself the nickname “Harry the Torch.” Two decades later, when the Pierce Fire moved through Sequoia National Forest, it burned old-growth trees. But when the blaze entered the Redwood Mountain giant sequoia grove—a part of the park that had been subject to a controlled burn a few years prior—it became less intense and crews were able to contain it.



 That is what the uncivilized world is doing to the environment.

And the destruction continues. Is this normal?

Logging should be against the law. Massive reforestation of the Earth should begin. People should be involved and incentive for planting plots of land should be given to those that plant trees.

Monday, October 3, 2022

American Chestnut Trees

American Chestnut Trees: Natural Extinction, or Victims of Bioweaponry?

: Chestnut trees and their almost complete extinction seem a good area for research.

"Today, most American Chestnut trees only live to be between 10 and 15 years old. And then they get sick and die. This didn't used to be the case. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, they used to live for 500 years, even 800 years. They were huge, more than a hundred feet tall ..People used to say that a squirrel could make it all the way from Georgia to Maine without ever touching the ground, just jumping from Chestnut tree to Chestnut tree."

"But then in the summer of 1904, a man named Hermann Merkel noticed something. He was the chief Forester at the Bronx Zoo... He noticed that the leaves on one of the American Chestnuts were brown and withering...there were small orange dots on the tree’s trunk and branches. First, he brought in gallons of fungicide in a horse-drawn wagon. But that didn't seem to have any effect at all. Whatever was making the American Chestnut tree sick was spreading. Hermann Merkel began to notice small orange dots on more and more trees. Next, it went from the Bronx down to the New York Botanical Gardens. Where 300 trees became infected and died. It spread across the East River into Brooklyn. 1400 dead trees in Prospect Park.

By May of 1908, The New York Times reported, quote, “Chestnut trees are doomed.” A researcher from the New York Botanical Garden told the paper that the disease was a fungus that appeared to kill the tree from the inside, getting underneath the tree’s bark and sort of starving it. He said, quote, “The spores from the fungi are formed in the fall and disseminated in the spring, not by the millions, but by billions. Everywhere there is a crack in the bark of the tree made by the wind or by the claws of a squirrel, these spores are deposited. And the work of destruction begins.” People wrote letters to the New York Botanical Gardens worrying that the blight was punishment for the quote, “Sinfulness, extravagance, and general wickedness of the people of the United States.” Scientists tried to quarantine the healthy tree. Farmers were told that if they saw any trees on their land that were starting to look as if they could be infected, they should chop them down right away. People came up with various ways to treat the blight: Drilling holes into the wood and filling them with rusty nails or pouring poison onto the trees’ roots. Boy Scouts had volunteered to search through forest to find any chestnut trees that had signs of the blight. And then chop them down and burn them. In February of 1912, scientists and politicians gathered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to talk about what to do. ...No one could stop it."

"As the science writer, Susan Frankel wrote in her book, American Chestnut, quote:
The blight killed between 3 and 4 billion trees. Enough trees to fill 9 million acres. Enough trees to cover Yellowstone National Park 1800 times over. Enough trees to give two to every person on the planet."
'This is Love' Podcast - Episode 40: "Grandfather of the Forest" - The American Chestnut Foundation

History of the American Chestnut

"The American chestnut, Castanea dentata, once dominated portions of the eastern U.S. forests. Numbering nearly four billion, the tree was among the largest, tallest, and fastest-growing in these forests. Because it could grow so rapidly and attain huge sizes, the American chestnut was often an outstanding feature in both urban and rural landscapes.

Chestnut wood was rot-resistant, straight-grained, and suitable for furniture, fencing, and building materials. In Colonial times, chestnut was preferred for log cabin foundations, fence posts, flooring, and caskets. Later, railroad ties and both telephone and telegraph poles were made from chestnut, many of which are still in use today.

Its nut fed billions, from insects to birds and mammals, and was a significant contributor to rural agricultural economies. Hogs and cattle were fattened for market by silvopasturing them in chestnut-dominated forests. Nut-ripening and gathering nearly coincided with the holiday season, and late 19th century newspapers often featured articles about railroad cars overflowing with chestnuts to be sold fresh or roasted in major cities."

"All of this began to change at the turn of the 20th century with the introduction of a deadly blight from Asia. In about 50 years, the pathogen, Cryphonectria parasitica, reduced the American chestnut from its invaluable role to a tree that now grows mostly as an early-successional-stage shrub. There has been no new chestnut lumber sold in the U.S. for decades, and the bulk of the 20-millon pound annual nut crop now comes from introduced European or Asian chestnut species, or from nuts imported from Italy or Turkey."

"The chestnut blight was accidentally introduced to North America around 1904 when Cryphonectria parasitica was introduced into the United States from East Asia from the introduction of the cultivation of Japanese chestnut trees into the United States for commercial purposes. It was first found in the chestnut trees on the grounds of the New York Zoological Garden (the "Bronx Zoo") by Herman W. Merkel, a forester at the zoo. In 1905, American mycologist William Murrill isolated and described the fungus responsible (which he named Diaporthe parasitica), and demonstrated by inoculation into healthy plants that the fungus caused the disease. By 1940, most mature American chestnut trees had been wiped out by the disease."

"Mature trees often grew straight and branch-free for 50 feet and could grow up to 100 feet tall with a trunk diameter of 14 feet at a few feet above ground level. The reddish-brown wood was lightweight, soft, easy to split, very resistant to decay; and it did not warp or shrink. For three centuries many barns and homes near the Appalachian Mountains were made from American chestnut. Its straight-grained wood was ideal for building furniture and caskets. The fruit that fell to the ground was an important cash crop and food source. The bark and wood were rich in tannic acid, which provided tannins for use in the tanning of leather. Many native animals fed on chestnuts, and chestnuts were used for livestock feed, which kept the cost of raising livestock low."

"Removing blighted trees to control the disease was first attempted when the blight was discovered, but this proved to be an ineffective solution. Scientists then set out to introduce a hyperparasitic hypovirus into the chestnut blight fungus. The trees infected with virus-treated fungus responded immediately and began to heal over their cankers. However, the virus was so efficient at attenuating fungal growth that it prevented spreading of the virus from an infected fungus growing on one tree to that growing on another tree. Only the virus-treated trees recovered. Scientific opinion regarding the future of the stand varies."




R: So we have these chestnut trees; they were enormous, all over the place, were a free food source for the poor, typically lived 500-800 years, and suddenly, they were mysteriously infected with a deadly parasite, which coincidently began at the same time they were injected with a "cure". At 500 to 800 years old, they probably presented a significant issue for chronology scramblers. It would have been easy to use dendrochrology to make deductions about our timeline that might have created questions about the presented narrative. Nowadays, if you have a healthy one, seems it's safe if the scientific establishment doesn't know it exists. If they get wind of it, they'll come and "protect it/try and save it for you" i.e take it away or inject it with a "cure", after which it becomes sick. I remember growing up with these gorgeous, massive, almost celestial trees, growing on the street I grew up on. They also lined the roads in nearby towns, and increased the beauty of the area, so profoundly. One day I noticed that they were all labeled , and later that year, cut down. Didn't matter how healthy they looked, they were all destroyed. It made me sad as a kid. Only now, as an adult does it strike me that these trees may have been purposely eliminated. I'm curious to hear other's thoughts about this.

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Sep 19, 2022#2

Could it be that something changed (or was changed) in the atmosphere (with atmosphere being the envelope of gases surrounding the earth)?

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Sep 20, 2022#3

KorbenDallas said:

Could it be that something changed (or was changed) in the atmosphere (with atmosphere being the envelope of gases surrounding the earth)?

I think that's definitely a possibility. They used to be called "The redwoods of the East". Maybe something did change that stopped sustaining them.

I'm definitely interested in the way that chestnuts allowed the poor to live off of the grid.


Sep 22, 2022#4

If you have a penchant for control, what’s not to hate about a fast growing, edible fruit bearing, multi-purpose tree that could offer clues about your lies of the past?



Sep 23, 2022#5

reverendALC said:

If you have a penchant for control, what’s not to hate about a fast growing, edible fruit bearing, multi-purpose tree that could offer clues about your lies of the past?

Holy crap look at this image of the progress of the blight!! Looks like ground zero was NY. Seems a little suspicious to me!

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Sep 23, 2022#6

Ok, so what event(s) may be relevant in New York, 1904? This doesn’t seem atmospheric, this presents as a contagion with a ground/patient zero.

was it intentional? Or was it a consequence/byproduct of something else?

there are plenty of other trees in abundance with similar desirable traits, and dendrochronology is too much of a pseudoscience in my opinion to warrant arboricide at this scale.

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Sep 24, 2022#7

Recognition said:

But then in the summer of 1904, a man named Hermann Merkel noticed something. He was the chief Forester at the Bronx Zoo... He noticed that the leaves on one of the American Chestnuts were brown and withering...there were small orange dots on the tree’s trunk and branches. First, he brought in gallons of fungicide in a horse-drawn wagon. But that didn't seem to have any effect at all. Whatever was making the American Chestnut tree sick was spreading. Hermann Merkel began to notice small orange dots on more and more trees. Next, it went from the Bronx down to the New York Botanical Gardens. Where 300 trees became infected and died. It spread across the East River into Brooklyn. 1400 dead trees in Prospect Park.

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The ground zero dot is literally NYC. I wonder if that truckload of fungicide, wasn't fungicide. Interesting as well that the Botanical gardens was the next place they popped up. My experience of NYC botanical gardens was that it had an almost dead energy. I never thought about it until now but truly it was a feeling that something was missing. Lots of somethings. Perhaps it's a place where selected plants are preserved, and those that don't fit narrative are eliminated?

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Tuesday at 7:01 PM#8

I’ve been thinking on this for a few days now, but I can’t seem to formulate any sort of hypothesis. Nothing specific anyway.

I did find an interesting new blithe; beech leaf disease

apparently chestnut trees are in the same family:

chestnut, (genus Castanea), genus of seven species of deciduous trees in the beech family (Fagaceae)

There's a new tree disease spreading across NJ, and officials are asking for help

According to that article, we’re 10 years into this one already. Is this a coordinated attack on this genus, for some unseen quality or reason? I’m starting to get a problem/solution vibe from this. What’s the problem presented by diminishment of these trees?
less wood/resourcesless photosynthesis (climate change)less… chestnuts?None of these seem like showstoppers. But what “solutions” could we be offered?
Forced into “green” materialsForced into carbon credit systems
I’m just spitballing here



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Friday at 3:31 AM#9

Same thing happened with Dutch Elm trees in the early part of the 20th century and by the 40's-50's an eradication program was in full tilt. Dutch elms are not as useful as the chestnut, not as tall, etc. but the similarity and time frame of 2 different species of trees being eradicated by fungi seemed coincidental to me. Was the atmosphere moister in the early part of the 20th century to allow/encourage fungal growth?



Saturday at 9:04 PM#10

There is a gray alien connection with the destruction of atmosphere and ecosystems on Earth. Greada Treaty not sure if it is the inly one but there are other humanoid species that are living I different type of environment and want to trnsform Earth in their own