Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Save the black walnuts

Someday, these three black walnut seedlings will be state park worthy. We planted them last fall -- they're still safe and snug under snow cover.

So, instead of focusing on issues such as creating jobs or designing a better tax system, some Minnesota legislators are pushing a bill requiring the DNR to cut and sell black walnut trees in two state parks to raise revenue.

What are they thinking? I don't see the point of cutting down trees that may be as old as a century or more for a cash infusion that really won't make much of a difference in the budget. The Austin Daily Herald calls the idea "wacky", and I have to agree.

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