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Nature is natural

Nature in the beginning

Nature.  When a tree falls in the forest, and no one, no animal is around to hear it, does it make a sound?  Perhaps it does, maybe in practice or perhaps it saves the sound for a listener to keep them out of the way of the falling tree.  Only Mother Nature can answer that question with credibility.  She’s been doing this since the first trees were grown on our planet before humans or animals were there to learn the dangers of falling trees and hear the warning sounds of Ms. Nature.  Falling trees are not the only danger.  New forests with diverse plants grow in stages small and fast growing plants and soft broadleaf trees to slow growth with larger more dense wooden plants such as trees like Pine, Spruce and Douglas Fir in the Forests.  No one knows for certain, but large trees may have been preceded by Wild Cannabis and shrubs which were likely the first plants on this planet.  It was likely once part of nature on the entire planet.

A picture of nature, with a river flowing through a valley
Fishing, peaceful activities can be found in Nature. We should all respect it and work to preserve it’s beauty

Nature’s tools

When plants like trees grow, they drop seed as they mature.  Some tree species like Aspen will spread out by their root systems.  When one tree drops the root system and fallen trunk provides ‘starter material‘ as it decays with branches that take root and grow with the root system.  A single thick stand of aspen may be thousands of years old, perhaps even Millions years old.  The species is controlled by large herbivores like Moose and Deer that eat leaves and small saplings.   They are the start of a forest construction along with the bushes and shrubs with seed and fruit for the smaller ‘workers’ like birds, squirrels and mice.  Those animals eat seeds, they are employed by nature.  They never stop eating. They are not real particular, munching on a diverse range of seeds.  Predators eat vast amounts of seed eaters and some eat both animals and seed.  The seeds survive the digestive tracts of consuming animal. Most animals poop and that provides a good fertilized pile for the seed to grow in.  The resulting plants condition the soil for larger plants like trees, most grown by seed themselves.

Nature’s way of regeneration

Well, we’ve already explained the ‘Poop cycle’ of natural workers to create new forest but there are other regeneration methods used naturally.  Fire is one way.  Pine trees have cones that contain seed.  Through their life, which could span eons, it drops seed in these cones.  Some of that seed is eaten as some animals can eat cones and pooped all over the forest.  The cones open naturally in heat drop seed.  Pine produces a strong scent when it gets hot, that aroma is flammable and will ignite naturally.  Often, nature will provide the spark with lightning but more recently humans have caused many wild fires in a forest, either by carelessness or industry.  Human caused fires can grow dangerously hot making land sterile and seeds hard to grow naturally.  Many times it takes human intervention to regrow the natural forest quicker after a huge hot human caused wildfire.

Humans and Nature

Recreation

There are activities that support nature and is sustainable.  We drop lines for fishing in our rivers, lakes and streams.  We hunt game in the forests, as we are predators as well as herbivores.  There are a number of berries, edible plants and some mushrooms we collect to consume.  Holiday decorations and trees for Christmas can be found in a forest.   A walk in a quite forest is mentally stabilizing for everyone, particularity those with challenges.  It teaches the human child of all ages to respect nature

Industry

A number of activities occur in the forests that immediately don’t seem good for nature, many seem to be conducted to collect wealth from the forest and nature takes a few generations to recover.  Logging happens with clearcutting and most times, the natural forest’s diversity is replace with a monoculture of merchantable single tree species, Pine and Spruce mainly.  This practice must stop it’s totally not natural.  The trees use fire to regrow naturally, clean out dying and dead matter clearing soil for new growth.  A monoculture of trees that use fire to regenerate concentrates the heat so it completely burns the soil and there are no firebreaks like broadleaf plants to slow or stop it.  Monoculture stands are suspected of being one cause of huge infrastructure fires seen in British Columbia during the summers of 2017 and 18 and could be a reason for declining animal populations. It is the most destructive use we have of the forest, but other activities like Oil and Gas, as well as Mining also have an impact but mostly those try to make the land natural after work is finished.

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Cannabis potential part 2

Cannabis, or how to restore the Forests ‘The Why’

Continued from PART ONE of “Cannabis Potential”  If you need to read that one, the link will take you there.  Go ahead.  I’ll wait for you to return….   Welcome back.  Before that though, its good to see why we need it to happen.  This is a ‘Weeducation‘ class, by the end I hope you know Cannabis Potential

Prelude to why we need Cannabis

Perhaps as early as 1940 or sooner, the industrial impact on British Columbia’s (mis)managed forests growing in our province has made an impact on the world’s environment.  The forests are a form of life on the planet, with succeeding generations like us.  Fast forward to the year 2000 and 2 decades more, and we have threats like Old Growth Forests being harvested for their ‘Net Worth’ to the economies of BC and Canada.  It’s BC’s 2nd leading industry behind Mining, another forest damaging industry but resoritive in most cases, no threat to ‘Old Growth’ as far as I know.  Those Old Growth trees are very important to the entire ecosystem of the forest working in harmony with the rooted plants, animal births and while they grew, other trees of the forest.  It likely ‘fathered’ and sheltered multi species life for better than 2 centuries.

Random thought

When I die, I would like to be a tree growing wild.  If everyone had that thought, cemeteries could be new forests, trees lining streets providing shade began with bodies as fertiliser legally.  It worked for at least one gardner who was a Serial Killer who’s flowers grew strong and healthy in a competitive market before it was discovered, I read soon after he was caught.   Back to forests then Cannabis potential…

Back to the reason

The governments of BC over the decades have allowed the harvest of many of these founding trees to the detriment of the forests whole, it must end now.  A recent plan to cut them into pellets is so wasteful even for industry imho.  2020 sees many mill closures and raw log exports.  This leads to high unemployment, social discomforts and perhaps even poverty.  The forests need to recover, we need to step back industrially from the forests for at least 2 generations of humans.  Nature has a job to balance and we need to assist it.  But we need wood.  It has so many uses in our society.  Housing.  Fences.  Construction.  Toothpicks.  Toilet Paper.  Whatever would we do without Toilet Paper! Ok well bidets are popular in most parts of the world, we’d survive.  But what of the rest?  Do we have an alternative fiber that would replace our basic needs for wood c/w employment for the workers displaced?  This is the first Cannabis potential I’ll write about, but it’s not the first use BC will recognize shortly.

A Cannabis leaf, a symbol of its potential
Cannabis leaf, full of its potential for earth and animal health including human

Cannabis, or how to restore the  Forests ‘The How’

Concrete traditionally made and widely used in construction alongside wood develops cracks over time, crumbles bad with water, not breathable and is not real good for the environment when disposed at the end of its usefulness.  Cannabis creates a perfectly recyclable “Hempcrete” replacementHemp lumber is a thing too.  Building with fire resistant Hemp materials makes sense living in flammable forests as they rebuild themselves naturally.  Even Hemp toilet paper.  This product as well can be infused with CBD and THC for a medicinal aid for problems at both ends of your plumbing. Top it with Hemp foods for complete health through the digestive track, clean with a medicated wipe to make your butt happy.  Your mouth and butt and everything between will thank and be smiling with you!  Oh, and you mentioned employment…  There is a ton of employment from supervisors to laborers from seed to consumer, with every processed use of Cannabis to Hemp.  Don’t forget the spin off businesses perhaps selling Hemp food and clothing (and the million other items made from Hemp), they need employees too.  As this happens, less people work in the forests.  Work in the forests becomes research as it regrows naturally with our educated assistance, recreation becomes the forest’s main industry.  Stay tuned for part 3 arriving soon!

 

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Cannabis potential part one

Mixed Industrial stand of Cannabis
Back in history, this could be a prehistoric scene of life before it crawled ashore.

History

Cannabis was perhaps the first plant on the planet.  No one knows for certain when plant life grew on earth first or which plant, but it came long before and evolved before any animal came ashore and crawled upon the rocky or early sandy beaches.  It fed on the new and toxic to the first life on earth gas filling the atmosphere, Oxygen.  The animals and Oxygen breathing fish came ashore in search of air, freedom of mobility and perhaps another creature for a multitude of reasons.  They might consume the other who may have been looking for seeds or another creature to consume, or to mate with a like species creature perhaps dropping eggs or birthing on land.  With an educated guess a good many of them began fertilizing the rocky shores with fecal mater exiting the slimy froth of the edges and inland of land outcroppings  creating soils for early plant life, expending the land surface in part.  What we suspect with another educated guess is that Cannabis began like all life in the oceans and likely supplemented the health of first biological starts on earth before coming ashore.  It would have preceded life on earth on solid land, its seeds contain all the nutrients animal life would need when they arrived.  The nature of the plant is to terraform soil, kind of like dandelions so in all likelihood it joined with those ground breaking  first plants, creating soil from the bare surface of our dead planet preceding the advance of other plant and advanced tree species.  It contains a high concentration of all the essential nutrient needs of life. It likely prepared soils for the first plants too, the first trees, the first animals and ‘land fish‘  to feed on the seeds and green fibers of the first generation plants, or the animals that consumed them.  Consequentially most life today has Endocannabinoid receptors which accept Cannabinoids from the plant.  Eons after that, society was forming communities.  Cannabis was employed in many human rituals plus making hempen materials to prosper and explore the planet.  Rope for example, sails way more on land including homes and meals. We learned long ago how to separate the genders of the plant for medicinal and religious effects (all female for the stuff of ‘Reefer Madness‘ sorry for that link, a reminder of the “RM” years that we cannot forget for fear we repeat) and the value of a mixed stand now called ‘Industrial Cannabis’, not Hemp while growing but it creates a ‘Hempen’ end product once harvested either as seed or fiber or even both.

One use for Industrial Cannabis is Fuel

Around the time 1899 turned 1900 on January 1st & during the decades to come, Henry Ford was building vehicles out of Cannabis and fueling them with the plant.  He sold his vehicles amid the early electric vehicles that were threatening to take over the auto market.  He had the idea people could grow Industrial Cannabis to power his internal combustion engine (ICE).  He swayed away from those thoughts before 1945 and we began the short run to today’s environmental problems that we see no end to, thanks in a large part to fossil fuels being damaging from extraction to consumption.   We should return to that Biofuel to phase out the internal combustion engine and the EV’s take over. Predictions have it phased out of most nations by 2040, certainly by 2100 we may all be using autonomous electric vehicles, which a combination of technologies developing individual power sources for all our power needs, individual to national will power.  That dream in another post I’ll make, we have so much more awareness now about clean renewable energyIs it hype to think that can solve our problems?  Not in my thoughts and many thinkers like a forward thinking corporation in my community.  This one function temporary as the ICE may fade into human history sometime in a predictable future, although perhaps as a heating oil that use will continue.  The fuel is multipurpose in itself, non toxic but unpleasant to consume.  A spill would actually help the environment, fertilizing the soil for other plants.  It’s not the only thing Cannabis can do.  Stay tuned, subscribe for more!

 

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Hello world!

Hi.  This is the very first post I am putting on my new server, hostpapa.com.  I have this one for 3 years, starting during the Pandemic in September 2020.  I still have a base of operations in Prince George BC Canada and now have a Canadian web host!  The editor I am using is the classic editor in WordPress.  That ‘Gutenberg‘ editor is confusing but I’m sure if I used it, I would get used to it.  Meh.  Do you publish in WordPress?  On a domain you own like I do or at the ‘dot.com’ free editor?  What are your thoughts on that editor?  Comment below or on the facebook post I hope autoposts.

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