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Title: Trees, forests can help our environment, economy
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Title: Trees, forests can help our environment, economy
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Creator: Davis, Olasee
Publication Date: November 26, 1993
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The DaifyNaest,Friday, Noember 26,1993


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Trees, forests can help our environment, economy
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AlexaderA.Ftartd yaskeldscto Itisar elemulambrdanon lisedintleVsiishlaads,it itseeetatteesaresolportaente.
see" on w the Vi islands et I asahs v*ouldbeenflicial economically How many of Is cry out whe tmes,
Uae and Community Poees on qide fo icy all0 and environmentally in the long especially larg ones, ase destroyed
oCouncil. During the next dipfs op paanning, such unnecessfly?
tolet s.wins imp] ba Ainse asfoteshy havebeen l s
t e m Byestifsr Amerisca i5so esI neglecte You ss, it itignessac that will
teli oimptstese tf t hIat ws thir hw kill 0 As a people. Of has oly to
ep OrE FraPnk H Wadsworth, who visit S. Coix LUfe End Esvts. -
TheIpogm e anges l90l, the Danish govcmern worked withle forestry program in meal ATiProject Inc.ln Ihc rti
plning and forest onamvatdo. established a Hodrlimas mahoiy the Virgin Inliri many years ago fo to se the lpoeol forestry
T7heViginIslandswereheavily es plantationat DavisBay. Itis Ham Blff, EstateCaan Bay and Andwasdirectoofth US. Forest ha forth economy ofthe
forested unil the early colonies set the oldest te plmtation inl he Vir. Estate rilo s Estate Tboines is Servioe's lnstituteofTropical islands.
firesto earthe laodrfoagria l. gin land. the l a planttointedth is the Forestyin Poeio Ric, said: is P i a
l l tl ai Vishs bin vgdwihb m Seogeysi rero Plplastingspt deshge s m foS mplosdyo t0d
trm. Dung thetss 17th lntd Eti elas arpy" utilassiswitht .e or ap i shet upmees refor velotee. It i rs ely pe tpotity for ysung people to
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inp mer anducol plitions. l. ddasenc t re planiwold at l ldis only i r afn rh tt f illd to
sogst" oe aetfeettoei plasstlteo. Islatitdss. mnd dlneasotes h ottce atttivitth treSyo-plant onl bea mtsull Itiseolysamatterftllt wtll to
Cltroolproduction also played a rameth df satesnd patterns. thing ss be natural bety of makte irgin Islandsforotry
bigk adecsingfstlandby m atsto t se studies will provide the these islands iractstouitsi... Ppam weak indefnilly.
l sdi stindescrimintecutfotemd is*ohlaedspsrloeellyonSt. tu udtifaoeiy idusryin Istonglybelievethatmsors 1t sneaxri dyou complain
11S From hitiltceeeds, we m ow the Viin islands. comeelmtcial ners and idetial about how the sun is, tsemcbt
In the rly days ,foresy that maholgny te wesbrought: Iltese more tian 500 native stbdivisioC cabeevI iedin iees hel lp tol thescislandsTrees
eeiveid nls letcliond in thes to SL Qix in the 1770. However. ee species in the islds along ways that do no ta away fro I help the island environmti. Wlt
island& Itwas not meogizd that ot erhissorlnsclaimhoeWest withsevemilnhandmed brought from thmaleutyoftheisla. abouyou?
foresshave a beneficialinlucice ldi esmaheoganyt esareatnve to otherplaces. Tell me whatis wes in plant-
eoswa tMoenst aonat.dpeveat theVbgin slnds. Bough says,"Wt Idies ing red aloog out oadtdsid higl. OlaseeDaois, wholhodal;as.
sioi. BesideslieD'DavisBayplmea- mahooupy,teak ad licorice ae. ways? I hebeen to many t roffseen degree inrrange m-n.
Tbhscamltyo(derfintIeslotce tion, ee plaatations SL Croixl among the Aestwoodsinth Ciariel ti slandeswhestrcttoarea age.at endfoestry ecolo, is a
islands hasmade them albmt (tonl. includeAnely Bay, Sion Ridge, world, highly pised fortheirbeau. promsincapart oftlhe lndscape.ad S. Cr i x coogis activist -d
ly dependent on imports for bild- Betsy's iewl, Jealouisy, Bodkin, ty,woability ad durability." play a big role in the eco y. writer.




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