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Opening Arguments

Tree huggers

This column about Gov. Daniels' plan to increase logging in state forests is no more or less hysterical than most of the opposition, and about as factual. What critics of the plan leave out is that, even with the increase, harvesting will be less than growth: no net decrease in trees, in other words.

It's important also to understand that these forests are only a small fraction of the forested land in Indiana. The 150,000 acres of forest that will be logged are just a little more than 3 percent of the 4.5 million acres of the state

Posted in: Hoosier lore