Just to confound both Earth First nuts and my fellow libertarian plunderers alike, I actually think this is a neat idea:
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is looking for the state's biggest trees.
The state publishes a register of the largest known trees every five years and will accept nominations this year through Oct. 31. Each tree nominated must be verified for species and size before it is accepted in the register.
I'd even protect those largest trees, by policy on public lands and some kind of incentive on private land. Scary, h