Foresters say we harvest about 30 million board feet of cypress each year but we also have about 21 million board feet of cypress dying in our forests due to various reasons, mostly saltwater intrusion. Is that true?
Yes. Hydrology changes and salt water intrusion are threatening our coastal forests, which is one reason we need to protect these areas from unnecessary logging. Cutting down cypress when they’re already dying off is like spending your money faster because you’re going broke. Members of the Save Our Cypress Coalition are also very active in larger coastal restoration efforts.