Stump Quotes (2 quotes)
Across the road from my cabin was a huge clear-cuthundreds of acres of massive spruce stumps interspersed with tiny Douglas firsproducts of what they call Reforestation, which I guess makes the spindly firs en masse a Reforest, which makes an individual spindly fir a Refir, which means you could say that Weyerhauser, who owns the joint, has Refir Madness, since they think that sawing down 200-foot-tall spruces and replacing them with puling 2-foot Refirs is no different from farming beans or corn or alfalfa. They even call the towering spires they wipe from the Earth's face forever a crop--as if they'd planted the virgin forest! But I'm just a fisherman and may be missing some deeper significance in their nomenclature and stranger treatment of primordial trees.
[Richard Nixon] is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, and then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.