Endangered Redwood Trees Analysis

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The Silent Voices of People from the Endangered Redwood Forests According to Woody Harrelson’s letter to the editor of the San Francisco Examiner, there was a protest on September 14, 1997, of people cutting down many redwood trees that occurred in Northern California. Thousands of people came together during this time to stop the horrible destruction. Charles Hurwitz was the main person who was involved in the logging of the trees and he was the chief executive in charge at the Pacific Lumber Company (PLC) (“Letters to the Editor”). This occurrence did not affect him at all. The Earth only contains about four percent of its original redwoods, so the logging of these trees is very detrimental to the forests and humans because animal’s homes …show more content…
The second event happened when the redwood trees were getting cut down once more. Protestors who went on the bridge to try and stop the event the first time caused a halt in traffic for the day. This made the motorists extremely upset causing the protestors to climb down from the bridge. Although Harrelson’s intentions were not for the travelers to be stopped, he wanted the efforts of the protestors to be successful. The people who climbed the bridge that year were the ones who were there during the protest to save the redwood forests. They held up a banner that displayed the words, “Hurwitz, aren't redwoods more precious than gold?” (Harrelson). This was an attempt to appeal to his feelings. In an LA Times article, the author expresses, “When a tree gets to be a thousand years old, when a tree gets to be two thousand years old, like these ancient redwoods are . . . wouldn't you stop and think that maybe they're more sacred than money?" (“Protestors …show more content…
MAXXAM, as a company, offers many services to businesses including farming, feeding of animals, food production, chemical production, and more. (“Maxxam Inc.”). This company created a forest fire while taking down these trees that resulted to very harsh rules of the property to the Headwaters Forest also known as the Redwood Forest. The Headwaters Forest was founded in 1999, and had 7,472 acres of old redwood trees. When Charles Hurwitz heard about what had happened, he made an offer to take over the company. MAXXAM is another logging business that took over taking out the redwoods from the

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