Logging is an important factor in which some do not take too kindly. Logging companies’ main expertise is cutting down tress. They cut down the selected trees that are mature enough for their timber. They use these for paper products or housing projects. When logging companies cut these trees they cause more damage than they want to admit. The felled trees fall, causing damages as it comes down. It also creates a hole in the top canopy, which takes hundreds of years to regenerate (WWF). According to the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO),”Logging roads are used by landless farmers to gain access to rainforest areas.” Also by (ITTO),”For this reason, commercial logging is considered by many to be the biggest single agent of tropical deforestation.” Along with loggers cutting down trees, the heavy machines and vehicles are also dangerous to the forests. First, the fumes that escape from the machines poison the trees, next, the machiner...
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