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Old 03-28-2011, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by AlGreen View Post
Nice videos, solytaire. Yes, they do show off just how lush East Texas is. Except the second video was at a bad angle, so you couldn't get a full view of the trees. You didn't record these did you? lol
Heck nah, thats not on me..lol...low camera angles just got the treelines looking COLOSSAL.. Now thats an optical illusion..lol
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:13 PM
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One thing I will say though: The southeast simply doesnt do pastureland like Texas does. They live very close to one another, even in rural areas. They dont have large acreages as much as Texas does, so you dont have these wide expanses of clearcut grassland with cattle grazing it. They just dont have that kind of real estate to work with. Much of what you see around the outlying areas of Tyler are mere remnants of what used to be thick forests.

Between the clearcutting that oilmen do when they're preparing to drill, the bonanza era, and the clearcutting that ranchers do for pastureland, much of Texas could be considered sparse, so to speak. I remember reading an article about how East Texas used to have like hundreds of million acres of hardwood forests, and now its only like a couple million due to the lumber/logging industry, oil drilling, and ranching. Ill try to find the article.
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