Pictures of My Machine Room (So Far)
teoz at neo.rr.com
Sat Jun 16 17:56:21 CDT 2007
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From: "Fred Cisin" <cisin at xenosoft.com>
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Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2007 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: Pictures of My Machine Room (So Far)
> > > why americans (and other people) build houses all of wood :oO
> > > Greetz from Brazil
> > > Alexandre Souza
> On Sat, 16 Jun 2007, Teo Zenios wrote:
> > Because most houses are not in an earthquake zone, building with wood is
> > faster and cheaper, and the US and Canada is full of forests.
> and when those forests are all cut down, they will still be importing wood
> cheaply from Brazil
Quite a bit of the wood they cut is stuff they planted a long time ago. The
really old trees tend to be in national parks and they do not get cut down
as far as I know. If you have never been to the US there are huge areas with
nothing but trees, we have 300M people but there is plenty of unused land
still (unlike old Europe). Not sure why we even import trees from Canada,
must be cheaper I guess.
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