Sunday, July 03, 2005


50 Reasons To Stop Mowing 31 Ways To Help Trees


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Ron Howard, director of A Beautiful Mind and many other films,made his first film at age 8.. an anti mowing film which showed the nature of mowers' attacks on lawns.

In 2003 through now, the world has seen floods, famine, fire,mudslides, hurricanes, tornados and other disasters created bythe unprecedented destruction of trees around the world. Trees arenature's weather stabilizers. We need trillions of trees.. new trees.



GROW FREE FOOD .PREVENT MOWER ACCIDENTS .PROTECT SAPLINGTREES .CREATE OXYGEN .SAVE TIME . CONSERVE FUEL .SAVEMONEY .GUARD FREEDOM .INVOKE RAIN. STABILIZE WEATHERPATTERNS . STOP MUDSLIDES .NOISE BUFFER. DIVERT FLOODS .FOSTER WILDLIFE HABITAT . FILTER AIR in the order of importance)In the last few years the EPA has joined theenvironmental groups promoting nonmowing. Their site is .. type in 'natural landscaping' in search tobring upmany sites. The Green Party and manyLibertarians also support nonmowing. In June of 2002, NPR reportedthat the Congressional Black Caucus has a better record thaneither white Democrats or white Republicans in environmental issues.(We know of 1 Congressional black Republican).
1. REFORESTATION When one stops mowing, land becomesmeadow and thenthicket and then woods. reforesting the world.
2. OXYGEN CREATION This extra greenery creates oxygen.The averagetree creates 5 pounds of oxygen daily.
3. AIR PURIFICATION And purifies the air through leaffiltration a.particulate matter fumes c.noxious gases d.otherairborn toxins. Removal of carbon dioxide by plantsamelioratespollution.
4. TEMPERATURE STABILIZATION Warms the world's wintersand cools the summers. There is a 50 degree difference between 70degree equatorial rainforest and 120 degree desert. Each blade ofgrassis a little air conditioner. A world without drought, flood,famine, freezes, and killer heat can be eliminated by literallycoveringthe world with trees.
5. RAIN INVOCATIONGreenery calls down rain. Bayard Webster of the NYTimes wrote that each mature tree evaporates 40 gallons of moisturedaily (much greater amounts for older trees.) Allgreenery is involved in the raincycle.The drought and consequent starvation in N. Korea wasrelated to the cutting of nearly all trees for fuel. (as is presentdrought in the NW US). (NPR Sept 98 and other sources)
6. DEW PRESERVATION Preserves dew. Not only do greenspires and leaves act as masts around which dew can gather,but the more greenery the longer the dew lasts.
7. NOISE BUFFER Weaves a noise buffer which screensout unpleasant traffic
8. NOISE PREVENTION Ends the peace-fracturing sound ofthe lawnmower. Some communities have noise ordinances whichprevent mowing during normal sleeping hours.
9. VISUAL BEAUTY Multiplies the beauty of diversity
10. FRAGRANCE Multiply the fragrance in the air.
11. HEALING GREEN Nonmowing creates optical healing bycreating more greenery. Research has proven that looking on the jadeand forest greens reduces heartbeat and creates peace.
12. LANDFILL ECONOMY Letting lawns grow wild reduces pressure not adding leaves to overburdenedsystems (and saves the fuel and wages of collectionreleasing workers for the labor of their hearts). (NPR Sept 1:methanegases leach from landfill through water into basements) As the worldevolves away from treekilling, sawdust piles which are a byproductof the lumber industry will be removed, making the earth safer forchildren.
13. FUEL CONSERVATION Conserves fuel a. unused inunused mowersb. As evergreen trees break cold winter winds andshroud dwellings they are natural insulation.
14. HYDROCARBON REDUCTION Prevents hydrocarbon moweremission from polluting the air. Many media outlets are passing ontheEPA recommendation that lawns not bemowed when there is great humidity and heat. Hydrocarbons createozonealerts.
15. CARBON DIOXIDE Greenery which takes in carbondioxide and breathes out oxygen reduces gases toxic to humans.
15a. METHANE GAS and toxic gases are purified by leaf action.
16. TORNADO PREVENTION Unstable heat is the mainfactor in tornados. Greenery which reduces the temperature 30 degreesin forest areas prevents tornados.
17. MUDSLIDE PREVENTION: The roots of living plantsabsorb great amounts of water and prevent mudslides.
18. FLOOD PREVENTION:A. On river banks and everywhere, tree, plant, bush,and vine roots are flood preventers. As David Kidd of Canton, planterofmore than a million trees has stated, the bigger and older the treethemore work it does. (The 900 year old oaks with their huge diametersare a lot more precious to Mother Earth than skinny young trees. B. Ohio Public Radio David C. Barnett Sept 9th: reported on reductionof impervious surface by reducing concrete and addinggreenery. (The hard asphalt, concrete, and rooftops create morerunoff and flooding.) C. Bricks and stones in roads are better for theenvironment than are concrete and asphalt. They allow rain throughtheinter-brick space and have less blistering heat. Angel strips notdevilstrips (Planting grape trellises over highways re-greens theearth and creates food.)
19. PREVENT DESERTIFICATION Only reforestation canprevent desertification. This is the conclusion of Patrick Velasquezof USAgency For International Development and most otherenvironmentalists. We used to think a pine cone was one seed, butapparently it is hundreds.
20. REDUCE CHEMICAL POLLUTION: Radio network showPublic Interest October 7 featuring Rodale author: Chemically treatedlawns are grass high on drugs.: Fertilizer has toxic byproducts forthe land and water. Rodale, Emmaus Pennsylvania, USA 18049 is oneleader in the organic movement.
Green island sanctuaries of unmolested plants,insects, and wildlife are a protection against the biotechmanipulationsof the environment.
22. WATERSHED PROTECTION The more greenery, plants, vines, trees, and bushes..the more the watershed, reservoirs, and lakes and ponds, brooks andstreams are protected.a. Arsenic is a byproduct of the pressed woodindustry. Arsenic is poisonous in the waters, and likeother industrial pollutants such as mercury, chromiumand polychlorinated biphenols is concentrated in the flesh of fishes.
23. BIODIVERSITY Nonmowing or letting God be the landscaper createsbiodiversity and its many benefits (and benefirs) rather thanmonoculture. (Loggers last year caused the death of David Chain,Earth First tree activist. Write efmc@a... or call 707 923 2114Andy Caffrey)
24. FIRE PREVENTION In March of 2001, widescale drought in the NW has beenreported. Destruction of greenery is one cause of this. Trees'evaporation is necessary in cloud formation.
25. FLOOD PREVENTION Nonmowing causes naturalreforestation. Tree roots on river banks prevent floods.
26. WATER CONSERVATION: Unmowed areas do not needwatering.. they are self contained systems. Nor do they needrecycling.
27. INSECTICIDE PREVENTION: Carpet lawn enthusiastspollutethe environment with insecticides in some cases.

II HUMAN RIGHTS: (Numbers 19 through 31)

1. FEEDING THE HUNGRY: FOOD CREATION Prevents famineby giving a cornucopia of free food to the planet Orchards are 450times as productive per acre as slaughterhouses..Dr. Faust,former chief of the USDA Fruit Labs, cited centenarian orchards ofapple trees dropping two tons each of food. This is 400,000 lbs peracreas compared to 100 to 1000 lbs of food for meat, 10,000 lbs fordairy, 80,000 lbs. for acre. The 400 to l ratio is only the firststep. Trilevel agriculture.. with bean and other vines around thetree trunks and other foodyielding plants in the interarborealspaces.. yield even more. This also can be multiplied by those areaswhich have 2 or 3 growing seasons..e.g. Southern California. Becausecertain economic systems promote scarcity based profit, these orchardsystems have been deemphasized.
2. PREVENTION OF DEATH AND INJURY Prevents in the U.S.alone, 75,000 accidents and some fatalities annually caused bymowers and harvesters, and around the world millions of accidentseliminated. NPR reported May 17, 2002 that tractor rollovers arethe leading cause of death among farmers, and that farming ingeneral is the 2nd most hazardous occupation (after commercialfishing).
2b. Ravines are generally more protected from mowing,as there is wider recognition of the danger of mowing.
2c. When grass is mowed on hillsides, when wet orexceedingly dry it can cause slipping accidents.
3. PREVENTION OF HEART ATTACKS As non shoveling ofsnow can prevent winter heart attacks nonmowing can sometimespreventsummer heart attacks.
4. FREEDOM Health departments are reducing the forcedcrewcutting of lawns and the rending ofMother Nature's garments . See below for further info.
5. EMPTY JAILS Saves money otherwise spent on jailing people (seeabove)
6. PRIVACY Creates a privacy screen. Ways to avoidgrass (a transitional plant unless land is constantly mowed) includea. pachysandra b. myrtle and other ground cover c. grape vinetrellises d. evergreen trees and shrubs as natural fences e.berry bushes as natural boundaries.
Nonmowing allows healing extracts and seeds toflourish, e.g. milkthistle seeds, which regenerate cirrhosis-afflictedlivers. The active ingredient is silymarin. (Herbology studentembyrne@s... is a non mower) Work against those who seek to patentthe world's pre-existing seeds. (see Monsantofile.)
8. KEEPS WASPS FRIENDLY prevents wasp stings and hiveattacks as their homes are destroyed.
9. ECONOMICS a. saves money otherwise spent on fuelb. Saves money otherwise spent on young trees.c. Fruit trees ave money spent on food.
10. TIME ECONOMY frees human time hours for enjoyablepriorities a. no gas procurement time, no mowing time, no rakingtime.
11. AMERICAN HERITAGE: The Native American culturenever spent time mowing Mother Earth. Her green cover is her garment.Lawn mowing is a fairly recent thing. The original lawn mowers weresheep and other animals later slaughtered for their flesh. The TimeLifeGardening Yearbook mentions the 'chipped monotypiclayer of bluegrass', the crewcut which is called alawn. Other ecologists speak about the hazards of monoculture.
12. FREE CONCERTS Cicadas and crickets will give freeconcerts, as will woodpeckers, songbirds whose habitats are restored.Fireflies will put on silent fireworks. Buttercupswill save chalices of dew for butterflies who in turn will coolthe earth with the slight breeze from their fanning wings.
13. WEED KILLER OR HERBICIDE use (Diane Rehm Show Sept1) causes childhood and other environmental pollutant basedcancers. Some leaches into the water system. Some is directly smearedonto skin.
14. INSECTICIDE BASED CANCERS: Insecticides weredeveloped as weapons in WW 2. At the end of the war, chemicalcompanies wanted new markets. These insecticides cause cancer. (NPRSept 1) Animal products concentrate insecticides at 21 times theintensity they occur in fruits and vegetables, since a 1000 lb.cow ate 21,000 lbs. of food with nondegradable insecticides remainingin the muscle cells.
15. HEALING: Studies of recovering gall bladderpatients reveal that those looking on a garden heal faster than thosenot. (BJ 6 6 2000) There are now herbal therapists at Univ ofKansas, Rutgers, Texas A&M, and Virginia Tech. Those who look onliving green have reduced blood pressure. The plant yarrow makeschildren in its proximity less agressive within a few moments.Lavender increases memory and concentration. Anancient vedic parable says that to be healed one should look upongreen. Rather than paint the world that color, a sage says'put on green glasses'. (The best green glasses are living in anenvironment of green.)



1. WILDLIFE HABITAT Reprovides a home for wildlife,both those not endangered and those which are.Keeps birds from flying away when the power motors are started.
2 ANIMAL RIGHTS Protects insects, redwinged blackbirdsand other living creatures nesting in ground cover, and preventsthe mastication deaths of millions of small fieldanimals chewed up in harvesters.. (Sometimes the tiny feet of theseanimals can be seen in cans of food.) In Numbers 22, God causesa donkey to speak about the beatings of her human 'owner'.Along Lake Michigan in parts of Chicago are newsigns indicating not mowing is done to give birds long grassesin which to nest.
3 PRESERVE WILDLIFE FOOD SUPPLY: Not removing acorns leaves foodfor squirrels and other wildlife during the winter as well asprovidingnew sapling oaks in the spring. Not removing leaves provides morethermal shelter for northern animals.
4. SONGBIRDS ATTRACTED TO WILD AREAS...............James Marcus: Dandelions: they must be God's favoriteflower for He plants them everywhere.

IV: PLANT RIGHTS Numbers 33 and 341.

1 PLANTS' RIGHTS Protect the rights of sentient plants whose feelingshave been documented by Dr. Chandra Bose, knighted by theQueen of England for his laboratory measurement of plantconsciousness. Other scientists who have proven or written of plantconsciousness ares are Clive Baxter, Luther Burbank, The Secret Life Of Plants writers,, the owner to whose rights, Isaac Tigrett, sold all the Hard Rock Cafes he founded after becoming a vegetarian.
Pachysandra, myrtle, snow on themountain,and camomile are some ground covers which do not offend moreconservative neighbors.
2: WILDFLOWER SANCTUARY Those like Lady Bird Johnsonwho have worked to foster protection of wildflowers know thenecessityof more wild places.
3: ENDING BOTANICAL RACISM E.Woodford is the first person who has spoken to us of botanical racism. This phrasemeans different things to different people. To us it means that weedshave as much right to exist as do plants with cultivated blooms.The spirit-filled volunteers called weeds are usuallystronger, more and more prolific than cultivated plants.
1. Mother Earth blesses those who abandon controlling and manipulating her.
2. God does not like lawnmowers. (Joel 1: The land mourns the destruction of plants.) (Isaiah: Break not the bruised reed.)
3. George Bernard Shaw: I love little children, but I don't cutoff their heads and stick them in vases.IF YOU WILL JOIN THE EVERGREEN NETWORK PLEASE EMAIL USSO AT freelibrary27@y... There is no financial, action, orother obligation. In an editorial on March 19, 1977, the WashingtonPosteditorialized:"the tall grass can only benefit the citizens who seekthe beauty of Rock Creek Park". That year the NationalPark Service instituted a 'meadows' program to let some areasreturn to nature. The Post mentioned the federal court casevictory of an Akron citizen who fought the city's compulsorylawnmowing ordinance. "Nature is ready to cooperate.Some citizen cooperation is next." In addition the Post's RichardCohen reported on a lawn mowed by a guinea pig named Bijou.Phil Shenon of the New York Times has covered no-mow activistssuch as Alice Herrington, then president of Friends ofAnimals. The BBC, NPR, and Australian Broadcasting are someinternational networks which have covered theadvantages of nonmowing. The Los Angeles Times also editorialized infavor of not mowing. The Atlanta Constitution outlined reasonsnot to mow in an article by Lewis Regenstein. Omni Magazine, TheChristian Science Monitor, Organic Gardening, AnitaManning of USA Today, Vegetarian Times, OMNI magazine, Germannewspapers, and many other publications have promotedthe idea of nonmowing.Patrick Velasquez of the US Agency For InternationalDevelopment studied Senegalese forest. He said the cost ofplanting other country exotics there was $25 to $50 per tree,with 19% survival rate whereas natural regeneration (which occursfromnonmowing) is free. The USDA in 1998 has signed onto the NationalWildlife Federation's Backyard Conservation plan.. whichencourages people to let the area behind their homes grow wild forthesake of the environment.Even these corporate media and hunting promotiongroups are promoting the environment. 'Corn on the curb' is anincreasingly visible thing. The Spanish poet Lorca,assassinated byFranco:"They cut timber and lioness teats as easily as if they were bakingbread". Sterling North: We are but the ephemera of the moment,the brief custodians of redwoods which were ancient when Christ wasborn. Recently the governor of one of the largest states in thecountrypromised to plant l million trees in his state andsaid that trees, do indeed, call down rain. (Those areas with themostdevastation this winter from icestorms, mudslides, flood and tornadowere for the most part places which had cut downtens of thousands of trees in the last 20 years.). The Nicaraguan Network Environmental Task Forcecalls on multinationals to stop devastating Atlantic forests.. linkedtoHurricane Mitch-The bombing of Afghanistan has been a factor in the trees which invoke rain were destroyed and river coursesaltered. Napalm burned the trees of Vietnam. At presentherbicides are being dropped in Colombia and Ecuador borders.Richard St Barbe Baker convinced Franklin Roosevelt, US president, toplant billions of trees.Garrison Kieler of Prairie Home Companion recently wrote a pieceabout a family which had decided not to mow.Other sites: city of Takoma Park, Maryland is one of many communitiesor countries which prohibit the cutting of trees of a certainage without a permit. India, Thailand .. which has bannedall lumber.. the UK are some tree respecting countries.)--- End forwarded message ---Mowing destroys animal habitat.last revised June 24, 2003

Why is the area of most heat and light, the equator, only 70 degrees in equatorial rainforest and 130 degrees intemperate zone desert? Trillions of Trees. Trees as nature's weather stabilizers, trees, accounting for a 60 degree difference between rainforest on the equator and temperate zone desert, have been felled at an unprecedented rate. Harming trees causes fire, flood, famine,tornado and hurricane. How to help them?
1. plant trees Work for city, state, country and UN tree planting
2. stop mowing because trees grow where none mow.
These websites have files on not mowing
3. eat tree products.. fruits and nuts.. say yes to orchard growers
4. build with stone stucco brick and block not wood. You will
a.prevent termite destruction nonviolently,
b save the $,time, and environmental damage of paint,
c have natural insulationwith its energy savings,
d. prevent rotting wood
e. have better insulation in summer & winter
f. end thedisease related to living near the mold from rotting wood
g.reduce the arsenic in the watersystems, flowing in from pressedwood factories and h. have increasing rather than decreasing equityin your home. Use natural barriers such as bushes, or chain link,rather than wood fencing.
5. cancel daily newspaper..and magazines and newsletters printedon felled trees, as 72% of the young have get your news on the web Daily newspapers account for trillions oftrees slaughtered annually and most promote anti environmentcorporations.
6. Print on cotton, recycled or scrap paper in downloading
7. Use a water spray instead of toilet paper
8. Buy food naturally packaged.. nuts in nut shells,bananas inpeels.. buy in bulk. Fruit is nature's most perfectly packaged food.
How many trees go into cereal boxes
9. Use canvas bags for shopping.. neither plastic nor paper
10. Stop eating meat, since cutting forests for cattlegrazing is a major cause of deforestation.. Animal fleshyields a maximum of 1000 lbs an acre. Tri level agriculture (fruittrees, vines and fruit bearing plants) yields over 450,000 lbs. peracre.) Meat's trioxypurine is more addictive than caffein'sdioxypurine.
11. Work for peace.. work for an end to giving 10 million a dayto violent governments, for the outlawing of membership on armsmerchant boards by government officials (Lynne Cheney on theboard of Lockheed which wants to keep a 70 billion dollar planecontract) and elsewhere radically affecting weather patterns.. work for an end to CIA, Army and other weathermanipulation. In 1972 Seymour Hersh reported in the NY Timesthe CIA's attempts through cloud seeding to cause flooding inN Vietnam.
12. Save fruit seeds and scatter them in wild places The average evaporation of mature trees is 42gallons a day..which becomes mist, then clouds, and then rain,eliminating drought.
13. Buy books and greeting cards published on cotton, rice, or othernontree paper.
14. Purchase furniture which is used and refurbish itor buy metal furniture with cotton padding. There are many nontreefurniture options. The furniture, lumber, and construction businesseshave lobbied for the cutting down of US forests, whereas the UK, somecities in Maryland and California require a permit to cut downold trees.
15. Vote out earth abusers.. Vote out the GOP which sometimesreceives 10 times the political contributions from earth abusersthat any other party receives. Vote inDemocrats or Greens or Libertarians depending on the situation (in some instances)
16. Avoid fast food places which deforest for theirpackaging and create litter which fills dumpsites and requireslabor pickup
17. visualize sun and green trees everywhere
18. pray
19. Outlaw junk mail (as telemarketers have been assigned to ). File a form withthe main post office in your area. Return to sender. The GOP & junkmailers are requiring you to subsidize their treekilling and invasive practices as your postal rates go from 34 cents to37 cents, an 8.1 cent inflation rate.
20. Recycle cardboard cartons at commerical establishments. Recycle your own scrap paper. (Ask to do its part to end Canadian seal clubbing. Arbitibi is the biggest
recycler in the world.)
21. Replace the purchase of dead Christmas trees whichcause many fires annually.. with artificial trees.. orliving ones planted each year in the year. Oregon is the biggestChristmas tree killer with 7 billion a year in slaughter sales.
22. Save seeds of trees, vines, bushes, plants andscatter them where mowing does not occur23. Ban the cutting of trees entirely as Thailand hasdown.(The United Kingdom has banned the cutting of treesafter they reach a certain width.. while Takoma Park Maryland inthe US and other cities have required a permit to cut oldertrees. The United States is still a land of skinny trees, becauseof present control of the Forest Svc. and National Park Serviceby lumber mining oil and cattle interests) In Mumbai elephantsare threatened by logging, as well as by poaching and war.
24. Stop through lawsuits, networking etc. the 'controlled fires'deliberately set by the US ParkService and the Forest Svc... fires which often are made more lethalby the unpredictable wind.. fires which at their best destroytrees, animals, insects.
25. Work for workplace, home, library and other printoutson cotton, recycled, or the back sides of already printed paper.
26. stop the control of national and state executive branch,legislatures and courts by corporate contractors
27. network with other environmentalists
28. Disinvest mutual funds, pension funds from earth abusing
corporations involved in metropolitan newspapers, and killing trees.
29a. Replace paper towels with washed cotton rags. 29b. Encourage publishers to stop marketing dust
jackets and to use recycled paper.
30. Contact the USPO to give you a Direct Marketing Assoc. form.. which will stop both commercial and nonprofit junk mail delivered to your home
31. Fax gives trees the ax... phone and email are more direct
1. wastes time 2. fills landfills 3. costs communities money4. removes blanketing leaves from Mother Earth during winter5. removes nuts which feed squirrels RFK suing the EPA over Buckeye in Ohiowhich is giving cattle parts to chickens Rainforest Action Network
Father Mother God make the earth warm where it is coldand cool it down in Indian areas in which it is toohot. Make earth weather gentle and nonviolent now and forever.Cause all to obey Your commands not to kill animals.. not tokill plants. Genesis 1 29

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