This paper applies to the survival of the whole planet..
OBSERVATIONS ON TREE DEATH IN BOULDER. CO
by Jana Dixon
THE DEATH OF BOULDER CO’S TREES
Boulder’s trees Are SEC, that is they are suffering Systemic Environmental Collapse.
This summer of 2014 it is apparent that Boulder is losing a large percentage of its tree cover,
both from tree death and branch death, along with at least 50% reduction in the density of leaf canopy cover.
This is not mere climate change die off…it is SEC…Systemic Environmental Collapse.
Systemic Environmental Collapse is a term I came up with to describe the changes to the ozone layer, sunlight UV, atomic fallout and how that affects the tree’s microflora relationships, immune system, photosynthesis and growth.
The Boulder Tree Carnage is all pervading, omnipresent cataclysmic disintegration of the broad spectrum of tree cover in Boulder and elsewhere.
All trees, across the board – all species, except for a few medium aged trees in partly shaded locations are in decline due to anthropogenic defaunation or Systemic Environmental Collapse (SEC).
The pattern is pervasive through-out all locations in the city and the hills, with the same symptomatic adaptations.
Exposure to the afternoon sun (UVB), and the prevailing west wind being the main determining factors in the variety of adaptations and death patterns seen. The kill shot is radiation in the air, water and soil.
Most trees in Boulder are on their way to an early grave.
Some species and some trees will hold out longer than others, but I see the signs of SEC in 95% of the trees and woody bushes.
All the trees are living on borrowed time, it is just a matter of how much strength they have in them as to how many years they last.
I see a decline in all trees and this is not due to soil, pests, disease or mineral deficiency, or water shortage.
The secondary stressors such as pest, disease and pollution effects, plus roots covered by concrete only act in the selection process as to which tree dies next.
Secondary challenges are only speeding the die off that is already occurring.
While influences such as Monsanto’s ‘Roundup Ready’ would impact in agricultural areas, in the city and in the hills the similar death symptoms are observable.
Iconic Dying Tree in July’14 Iconic Dying Tree in August’14
http://optimalprediction.com/wp/dying-trees/?replytocom=1703 -respond The consensus from this bunch of responsible adults is that we are experiencing a macro global environmental collapse which Fukushima exacerbated, but that the majority of the damage has been occurring since the first atmospheric atomic tests.
From the ozone layer to the subsoil and water tables anthropogenic damage has set about an irreversible decline in forests and all ecosystems.
Along with the loss of fresh water supply due to fracking etc…this ultimately will mean worldwide famine.
The re-ease of the methane stores in the permafrost could precipiate still further the collapse of industrial civilization as we know it.
The protective layer of Ozone (03) layer surrounds the Earth between six and thirty miles above sea level and filters solar and cosmic rays from reaching our planet.
According to Walter Russell in his book ‘Atomic Suicide?’ (1957)
radiation released into the atmosphere would break down oxygen…and by extrapolation I assume ozone also.
He said that if the development of the nuclear weaponry and nuclear industry continues it will eventually destroy the planet’s oxygen.
“It will not take many years to utterly destroy the encircling protective walls which surround this planet and protect the Earth from burning up by the sun’s hot rays.”
(Walter Russell, Newsletter of the University of Science and Philosophy 1957).
The combination of the warnings by Walter Russell and Viktor Schauberger point directly to the environmental collapse we are now undergoing with the radioactive decay of the ozone, and the destruction of the forests and water cycle.
The USA is heading towards desertification due to radioactive poisoning.
Considering that a large % of the radiation in the Pacific will end up on the land in the US and the entire northern hemisphere…the situation can only get worse.
Considering what Fukushima is still putting out, the entire States will be progressively irradiated…the death that is now happening is progressive ecosystem collapse due to the accumulated radiation in the precipitation over several years.
“Decay products of uranium and plutonium, including radioactive isotopes of iodine and xenon, have an enormous capability of destroying ozone.
Vast quantities of these ozone-destroyers reached the Arctic region within four days of the March’11 meltdowns and for months thereafter, possibly to the present day.”
A study published in the Nature 2 October’11, said that between December 2010 and March 2011 up to 80% of the ozone in the atmosphere at about 20 kilometres (12 mi) above the surface was destroyed.
Fukushima was just the latest nail in the coffin of an already declining ozone layer.
Radiation emits Xrays (Gama rays), and with the alpha bombardment the bonds between the individual oxygen (O2) or ozone (03) atoms are breaking down.
Although we have NCAR the atmospheric research station here, city officials seem to be at a loss as to why the trees are dying back and have set up insect catching devises around town to catch the offending tree murderer bugs.
Government scientists must be under a gag order because an NCAR scientist informed me he did not know any reason why the ozone layer would affect tree survival and attributed the tree decline to drought.
I know drought damage. I arrived in Boulder 2000 the summer of a 7 year drought.
Even extreme drought damage looks “normal” compared to the die offs and morphological changes. Sure, water shortage is a problem and stresses the trees, but the same death pattern and changes are occurring just as readily in trees right next to the water courses.
We have had an unseasonably wettish summer’14 thus there is still a lot of green, which somewhat masks the devastation that is occurring.
Massive tree carnage that will be very obvious to all next year.
The carnage continues big time…a lot of leaf burn…
leaves not turning into fall colors so much
as burning, blackening and falling off green.
The summer’14 the sun burns with a cruelty I have never before encountered.
Any mammal with skin should know that the sun contains more burning rays than before and that the FUKU radiation must have reduced the ozone layer in the northern hemisphere.
The increased sunburn along with radiation in the rain and snow must be reducing the immune system of the trees and causing them to basically “cook” on the inside by heat-generating and chemically reactive nuclear isotopes.
You can mediate the symptoms to reduce the damage from excess UVB and radiation, but chances are the entire city will die back, and then regenerate 50 or 100 years down the line.
The extra UVB is only one of the stressors.
To adapt to the increased solar intensity the leaves of many species are more silvery on the underside and the leaf storks are twisted and elevated making the overall leaf coverage more “reflective” than absorbing.
Some species are thus a riot of silver when the wind blows through the trees.
Necrosis and hardening of the phloem leaf stems causing the twisting
of the leaf stems to present the undersides to the sun.
I am working on a tritium toxicity theory arising from my observations of the changes in morphology this year.
Tritium (3H) is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen that emits beta particles with a maximum energy of 18 keV (average 5.7 keV) as it decays into helium.
Tritium is a naturally occurring radioactive form of hydrogen that is produced in the atmosphere when cosmic rays collide with air molecules.
As a result, tritium is found in very small or trace amounts in groundwater throughout the world.
The nucleus of tritium (sometimes called a triton) contains one proton and two neutrons, the extra neutron makes it unstable.
Tritium has a half-life of 12.3 years and emits a weak form of radiation, a low-energy beta particle similar to an electron; that appears to be 2-3 times more able to cause some kinds of damage in biological material than do gamma-rays.
Dr. Tore Straume (1995) stated that the biological effects of tritium beta rays were likely to be substantially larger, i.e. 4 to 5 times larger, than previously thought.
The radiation from tritium doesn’t travel very far in air and cannot penetrate the skin, however ingesting, inhaling or absorbing it poses a serious threat to human health.
Once tritium enters the body, it disperses quickly and is uniformly distributed throughout the soft tissues.
Since the body is not able to distinguish between radioactive and non-radioactive chemicals.
Tritium is excreted through the urine within a month or so after ingestion.
Organically bound tritium (tritium that is incorporated in organic compounds) can remain in the body for a longer period.
We might consider the effects of what radioactive Hydrogen (Tritium 3HOH) toxicity in rain water and ocean water does to the geometry of life.
Consider that it is hydrogen bonds that hold DNA together…so surely we should see marked and progressive changes in morphology and biochemistry, epigenetics and genetics.
When DNA becomes defective, the new cells and their new DNA will be defective, and the damage will be passed from one generation to the next, indefinitely.
A cell’s exposure to tritium bound in DNA can be even more toxic than its exposure to tritium in water. Tritium cannot be removed from the environment once it is released.
Since tritium can be incorporated into essentially all portions of the living machinery what does that extra neutron do to the geometry of life?
One might imagine what having an extra neutron in something as fundamental to life as hydrogen would do…in changing a molecule’s relationship to Zeropoint, gravity, and the environment.
Most of the human body consists of water, which is made from hydrogen and oxygen.
Most of the mass of the human body is oxygen, while most of the atoms in the human body are hydrogen atoms.
When in contact with any hydrocarbon the tritium atom replaces the natural hydrogen.
Any tritated water coming in contact with life becomes organically bound tritium…radiating into the lifeform of which it is a part.
It is obviously tritium and other radionuclide elements that is killing branches and trees…trees are losing their branches and the greenery ends up only around the trunk as a last ditched effort to protect the trunk from sunlight, to cool it, and conserve what little life/energy the tree has left.
Tritium 3HOH contamination of water by any amount would lead to major metabolic and physical effects including DNA damage, reduced photosynthesis and carbohydrate metabolism.
Morphological changes, vulnerability to pests and disease, disruption in the symbiotic relationship with microbes and possible sterilization of the soil.
And tritium is undoubtedly the least of the radioactive agents we are currently being exposed to due to Fukushima.
The radio-nuclides have caused a cascading breakdown of the tightly woven and interconnected web of life.
The SEC phenomena must be primarily caused by the accumulative effect radionuclides, especially considering the entire complex of symptoms all point to radiation damage.
This IS radiation, the effects will be seen more and more in the coming years.
I see death in all parts of the florosphere (city, hills, right next to streams).
This phloem theory of tree carnage could be easily verified in laboratories.
—Radioresistance is the property of organisms that are capable of living in environments with very high levels of ionizing radiation.
Several cellular radioprotection mechanisms may be involved, such as alterations in the levels of some cytoplasmic and nuclear proteins and increased gene expression, DNA repair and other processes.
The reason the smallest living things adapt swiftly to new threats like ionizing radiation has to with reproductive span.
The faster you breed, the more quickly you can adapt.
Larger forms of life breed, and therefore adapt, more slowly.
is an expression of their “use” of the current
resources to survive changes to the environment.
They do to anyone who has eyes to hear.
The unobservant cannot see the ecosystem,
and their food supply collapsing around their ears.
The health of trees is a reflection of the health of the environment total, including the health of the planet and atmosphere.
The symptoms the plants exhibit in Boulder are not normal by any means.
Some species, and some individuals are in more rapid decline than others.
Whole trees die off right next to surviving trees of the same species.
Through a broad range of species, many trees are dying branch by branch from the top down.
Conifer (pine) species are being hard hit perhaps because they have a lack of resources because they make the soil acid and impoverished, and because they do not lose their leaves.
Last year I noticed the Thuja’s going first, now many species of conifers are in their death throws.
Juniper is still holding out because its leaves are fatter and more waxy.
The deciduous trees are fairing better because they get new leaves each year with a fresh resistance to radiation.
is progressively damaged we will begin to see more misshapen,
galling, deformities and general weirdness
Fewer leaves, smaller leaves, leaf galling, leaf growths, increased thinness, premature leaf fall, growth reduction.
The stems of the leaves seem thicker than usual and the leaves are more compact; in many species leaf storks are turning up presenting the leaf in an upward reach when normally they turn downwards.
In multiple species the undersides of the leaves are more silver than usual and with the leaf orientation being “all cockeyed” the trees are silvery when the wind blows through the leaves.
Reducing Solar Input
In several species there is a 180° twisting of the leaf stems to present the undersides to the sun, leaf bottoms being more silvery and reflective, thus the tree twists the leaves, presenting the silver backsides to reduce solar input.
Another common trick the trees are using to reduce solar input in trees with leaf-storks too short to twist is the “curling” up of the edges of the leaf to reduce the photosynthetic surface area…
also presenting the silver reflective undersides of the leaves.
None of these symptoms are because the trees are dry…we have had well spaced rain all summer.
The plant cuticle is a protecting film covering the epidermis of leaves, consisting of lipid and hydrocar-bon polymers impregnated with wax, and is synthesized exclusively by the epidermal cells.
The waxy leaf covering acts to conserve water by internalizing the gas exchange surfaces, enclosing them in a waterproof membrane and with the stomatal guard cells, regulating the rates of transpiration and CO2 exchange.
Loss of waterproofing on the leaves may lead to the increased loss of water from the tree via evaporation; this may produce dehydration even when soil water and rainfall are adequate.
Rain Born Toxins
The leaves of most species are “dull” as if acid rain has etched off the shiny waxy surface of the leaf.
This dull graying of the leaves is one of the main signs that makes the trees look like they are dying (losing lifeforce, immunity and strength).
Damage to the cuticle surface of the leaf also leaves the leaf more vulnerable to damage by solar radiation, wind-burn, fungi and pest attack and desiccation.
Rain containing ionizing radiation also eats away at the surfaces of cars, buildings and everything that can corrode via oxidation.
The chlorosis is not nutrient deficiency, or if it is, it is due to the radiological collapse of soil-biota and mycor-rhiza, therefore the disruption of mineral assimilation and transportation/utilization.
Possible radioactive interference with choroplasts and phytosynthesis as many species are of a lighter leaf color even when not obviously chlorotic.
Even leguminous nitrogen fixing trees are suffering from branch die back and truncated yellowing leaf growth.
In one species the leaves on the sunny side of the tree showing minute holes etched as though they were mesh, while leaves on the other side of the plant are still green and relatively normal.
The leaves have brown speckling and the edges have marginal leaf burn and burnt tips, curled, speckled, chlorotic leaves, rusting.
The mottled brown specks die out and become holes, leaving the leaves as though moth eaten.
Due to the speckling and leaf burn landscapes look as if they had been sprinkled with powdered rust.
The speckling one can only assume is due to radionuclide contamination of the rain.
Air Born Toxins
As the leaves photosynthesize they absorb ozone and radionuclides injuring the stomates; the stomatal guard cells, which regulate the rates of transpiration and CO2 exchange.
The green chlorophylls that use the sun to make food begin to break down, causing bright green to fade to yellow.
This interveinal chlorosis leads to necrosis. As the process continues internal damage occurs.
“They look speckled, stippled, bronzed and burnt.
By the end of the growing season – now –
many of them have shriveled up and turned brown.
The ground is littered with them already.
Anyone can verify this by looking at the condition of actual trees,
and seeing them as they are, not how we expect them to be.
In addition to injured foliage and yellowing pine needles,
their bark is full of holes, splitting, falling off and oozing,
covered with lethal cankers and rampant lichen –
all indicators of decline.”
“EVERY SINGLE SPECIES [in Willowwood Arboretum] has the same symptoms of damaged foliage, to an amazingly similar degree – and that includes shrubs, perennials, vines, groundcovers and annual flowering ornamentals in pots as well as trees, regardless of adaptation to their original climate.”
As the phloem dies the bark of the trunk starts splitting, cracking and falling off.
The leaves lose color, become russeted, mottled, curled, burnt at the edges, riddled with holes, blackened and attacked by mould and fungi.
Individual branches and branch tips die off.
The Autumn leaf turning is no longer the joyous array of a spectrum of yellows, oranges and reds…but is a sad display of humanity’s careless destruction to mother earth.
If one is a student of nature…it is obvious from the ubiquitous damage, death and deformation of the vegetation in Boulder that INCREASED radiation (solar and nuke) is killing off the trees.
The symptoms tell you everything…it is apparent that the main and most rapid death causing mechanism is the damage and death of the phloem in the entire plant.
Thus one might call the current die-off of trees across America The Phloem Theory of Carnage.
It is apparent that the post-Fukushima environment has lead to the disintegration or fracturing of phloem as one of the most direct “physical” attacks on the ability of plant life to survive.
My current understanding of what I am observing is that radiation in the ground water is oxidizing, hardening phloem and destroying its water carrying capacity.
By “ground water”
I mean the water in the ground from the rain and snow that contains radioactive fallout.
This internal “cooking” of the convection tissues would explain the leaf-stork bending, leaves closing up, the branch bending/twisting and dying, whole tree death, and also the smaller leaf size, the chlorosis and all other symptoms.
Phloem insufficiency and phloem wounding and abscesses has contributed to a 50% reduction in overall amount of leaf-cover, and then to chlorosis, leafburn and branch death and ultimately tree death.
Other symptoms such as leaf-surface etching, spotting, galling, misshapen growth etc… are more directly related to direct radiation exposure through rainfall, snow etc…
The majority of apparent clear and present damage is to the phloem system, which is a kill shot to inevitable tree death.
Seeping wounds, cracks, peeling bark and blackened spots on the trunks of young trees (6ft-9ft) in exposed locations is another sign that the phloem sclerosis/necrosis theory of solar and nuclear radiation is the cause.
Phloem may also be more vulnerable at higher elevations due to multiple factors, but especially due to the higher solar and nuclear radiation levels.
The branches exposed to the afternoon sun,
even when partly shaded by an overhead tree,
has caused the phloem to lesion
The reproductive parts are disproportionate to the leaf cover as the trees try to “save” themselves by breeding.
Trees naturally tend toward reproduction when their environments are stressed.
Most trees except the locust are highly reproductive this year, branches are not weighted down with the leaf growth as usual.
It is the same in the hills as in the town…trees lose branches and whole trees die off right next to water courses as well as removed from them.
Hopi prophesy says that the end of the world will be near when the trees start dying from the tops down.
An Arborist will tell you that this is impossible, and yet this is what is occurring.
“In our ways, spiritual consciousness is the highest form of politics.
We must live in harmony with the Natural World
and recognize that excessive exploitation can only lead to our own destruction.
We cannot trade the welfare of our future generations for profit now.”
This mosaic of dead and living…
doesn’t ever happen on such a grand scale,
without significant unnatural cause.
Another sign that the phloem theory to tree carnage is correct,
is that the twisting up of leaf stalks and rolling up of leaves is consisting
with solar radiation damage to the sunside of the leaf/stalk.
Thus the increased necrosis and shrinking/shortening of the side of the
leaf-parts exposed to the sun causes the rising up and closing up of the leaf/stalk.
The combination of “hot” radionuclides in the phloem which “cook” the sensitive transportation tissues, and the increased intensity of solar radiation would account for all the symptoms
of SEC seen in Boulder (and elsewhere).
these branches appear to have the bark exploding off them.
The way bark peels off of living branches and trunks is a surefire symptom of phloem death…
the most vital organ of the plant rendered useless by ionizing radiation.
The loss of phloem transportability would also lead to root ineffectiveness,
root death and loss of synergy between the soil microbes and root systems…
not to mention plant immunity and ecosystem common- well being.
All but dead branches still support leaf growth…
dying on the vine so to speak from internal and external solar and ionizing radiation.
are over-burdened with algae,
but the majority of the algae was no longer green,
it is deadened in the same manner as the trees and bushes.
and bunching up of leaf sprays.
Rolling and Decication of Leaves
This is a 40 ft Linden tree in the park.
The leaves are 50% dried out and blackened, and rolled up via the tips curling under.
Nothing but radionuclides and solar radiation damage could cause this kind of uniform symptom over the entire tree.
The Linden trees and many other trees had an unusual morphological appearance this year, but this rolling of the leaves at the end of summer is mind boggling.
The lighter greenish-yellow bract hanging down is associated with the seed pods.
“The Petkau Effect” contains good information on the damage to forests caused by ionizing radiation.
The Petkau Effect describes how low dose Fukushima radiation is just as deadly in the long term as high dose radiation is short term.
One kills quickly, the other kills slowly over many years.
Ralph Graueb points out that the effect is synergistic.
Trees are actually quite robust to radiation, but exquisitely vulnerable to chemicals in the air which are activated by ionization.
“Man made radiation is negative transmutation in action. One man made radioactive element transmutes into another radioactive element, while at the same time, releasing negative, mutation and cancer producing radiation, on an atomic level, inside cells.
This chaotic and violent process is completely invisible, completely odorless, completely silent, but it causes chaos inside all living things, shredding and destroying the essence of life itself, the DNA strands.
Man made radiation only causes harm to seven future generations, in an ever increasing and widening manner, through the chaotic butterfly effect, through negative transmutation of elements that go on for millions of years.
In humans and animals low dose effects of chronic ionizing radiation exposure led to several non-cancerous effects: Iron accumulation, modification of cytochrome P450 expression, changes in vitamin D metabolism, increases in paradoxical sleep and anxiety, a decrease in short-term memory, decreased immune defenses, and modification of cellular density in the intestinal mucosa, decrease in arterial pressure, increased oxidation and inflammation, and a decrease in mitochondrial function.
possibly related to radioactive particles?
The biosphere follows cycles of vegetative, reproductive and senescence over the 11 year sunspot cycle.
This year favors reproduction so there is plentiful fruit and seeds, while the leaves are much smaller, less green, the canopies are at around 50% less than normal.
So we are probably in a high reproductive cycle according to the solar cycle.
This must be affecting the entire northern hemisphere to one degree or another.
Leaves are stressed by the loss of ozone layer from Fukushima radiation in the upper atmosphere increasing UVB radiation…even as the sun cycle itself is at a quiet phase.
Plus increased nuclear radiation in the rain and snow.
It will take 2 more years to see if this is a catastrophic dieoff,
or if it is just a temporary phase of combination of solar and atomic influences.
The loss of atmospheric ozone and the radiation from Fukushima is killing the trees in Boulder and indeed in much of the USA exposed to rainfall/snowfall, high altitude, high UV and drought.
The trees most vulnerable are shallow rooters and those whose roots are covered with concrete,
those with little soil organic matter or humus, demineralized soil, with little mycorrhizae and soil biota and exposed to vehicle exhaust.
There is a sense that the trees immune systems are collapsing from a broad range of environmental stressors including drought, loss of water table, pollution, EMF pollution, radiation, excess solar radia-tion, demineralization, loss of soil organic matter and compromised soil biota.
With the tree branch die off, I assume it is a die back of the root mass, forcing the tree to do a self-pruning of the upper branches.
This tree die off is undoubtedly caused by a radiation reduction in the ozone layer, combined with radiation in precipitation destroying the microbal foundations of the tree roots starving certain more vulnerable trees.
When microbes are depleted from the soils, they are no longer present to convert inorganic minerals into organic minerals needed by plants.
Enhanced bio-remediation involves making nutrients available and conditions favorable for microbes which are capable of destroying and degrading many contaminants as well as supporting nutrition, hydration and immunity of plants.
Tree damage in the hills is similar, minus the extra stresses of concrete, EMF and air pollution.
For sure the microwave activity of all the wifi in town might be an added stress.
Not even related to towers themselves, but simply the blanket of wifi interfering with the tree’s EMF, signaling and their “souls” or blueprint.
Certain trees not in ideal conditions or compromised by human structural interference such as concrete are dying first.
Even the trees right next to the stream are dying on the lower branches, a sign that the entire tree is on the way out, with the dying process taking 10 years or more.
The branch die off is not simply due to the superheating of the trunk effect.
The trees appear to be so stretched in their biological metabolism that they are making last ditched efforts to survive via reproduction and conservation of resources.
Some trees are economizing by the die back of under branches that get little sun, while other branches on the tops of trees, are going, while still other branches are dying and the trunk itself is sprouting foliage and suckers.
In many pine trees the older needles have already turned brown and died, leaving only the green tips intact.
the trees appear to “prune” themselves.
The metals and bromides in chemtrails in the atmosphere combined with atomic radiation what a lethal combination to the ozone and etheric magnetofields of the planet….it looks like a deliberate attempt at “scorched earth” to sterilize the planet by solarfire.
Besides the vegetation the increase of radiation in the rain and snow since Fukushima is also no doubt impacting the soil microbal population.
Boulder being at a higher elevation is more vulnerable to the loss of the ozone layer (from nuclear radiation) allowing more of the burning UVB rays from the sun to reach the earth.
With this systemic collapse that is occurring…the trees can no longer tolerate other stress factors such as car exhaust, roots covered by concrete, water fluctuations and insufficient soil organic matter and weak soil microbial life.
SYMBIOTIC AND PARASITIC
Competing symbiotic and radiological fungi — Another plausible theory on the cause of the self-pruning and tree die off could be the increased growth of radiation-loving fungi over the past few years since Fukushima in 2011.
In Boulder there was an obvious rise in lush growth of tree-decomposing fungi after the nuclear accident.
The symbiotic species of mycorrhizae that are in a mutual relationship with the trees may be killed by the radiation, or simply out-competed against by the radiation-loving fungi, whose action is to kill, breakdown and decompose trees that are weak or diseased.
I am thinking that our anti-life Borg technologies are reverting the tree of life ultimately back to its inorganic origins.
Thus the primordial radiophilic fungi would be dominant in conditions in which the more evolved symbiotic mycorrhizae fungi and the immune system of the tree are undermined.
In the same way bodies whose immune system and symbiotic good-bacterial population are compromised are a sure fire candidate for opportunistic candida rot!
In Systemic Environmental Collapse (SEC) the life forms closer to the beginnings of life take over, ostensibly to “clean up” the mess and revert the Recipe for Cosmic Soup back to its essential ingredients in order to start life anew.
As life devolves more competitive and disruptive species take over, while the complexity needed to sustain systems-synergy and wholeness (health) breaks down.
This competition between symbiotic vs. decomposing fungi would understandably result in a size reduction of the root zone of the trees, which would cause the tree to automatically self-limit both the leaf size and to self-prune branches in an effort to equalize or match the smaller root zone.
If this theory of competing fungi is correct, this is good news, for the die off could be mediated through mulching, compost tea, mycorrhizae inoculation, remineralization with rockdust, leonardite, shaledust etc….
To try and save something that is dying is not the best use of our efforts.
Finding something capable of growth within the limitations and resource base we find ourselves—we can then apply concerted action.
I put rotted tree trunk mulch around a 4 year old tree whose top branches were dead.
Then I noticed that the trunk was covered with dark patches and the bark was separating.
I knew then my efforts to “save” the tree were futile, and I would have to find a tree not so far gone to try my experiment of “saving the urban tree.”
From this experience I had been drawn to focus on looking at the trunks of the youngish 8ft trees that have been planted around the Twenty Ninth Street Mall that opened on October 13, 2006.
What I saw shocked me to the core and gripped my heart in a vice.
bark peeling as though they are “blown” out by heat.
In the higher UV sunlight and unprotected by the shade of a larger canopy and under direct impact of the higher UVB sunlight and “hot” radiation in the water the tree uptakes is superheating the trunks have superheated.
Thus all new plantings, and in-deed some of these distressed trees could wear a shade cloth sleeve up their trunk which would protect it from heatstroke until the canopy is large enough to shade the trunk.
Another possibility to cool the trunk would be to white wash the trunks them in spring with lime and dolomite to produce a reflective paint that ultimately washes off to feed the soil.
Trunks have to be at a certain temperature for convection of water to occur properly.
When radiation is extremely high even the decomposers cannot survive as discovered in the reduced decomposition surrounding Chernobyl:
“The gist of our results was that the radiation inhibited microbial decomposition of the leaf litter on the top layer of the soil,” Mousseau says.
This means that nutrients aren’t being efficiently returned to the soil, he adds, which could be one of the causes behind the slower rates of tree growth surrounding Chernobyl.”
We don’t have to worry about such extreme lack of decomposition here, in fact decomposition appears to be occurring just fine.
After Fukushima there was an increase in mushroom growth both on the ground and on dead trees and stumps.
The city removes its leaf fall…however this cannot occur indefinitely without a return of organic matter to the soil because soils here are already silty/sandy and need humus in order to be viable over the long term.
Ultimately if there is not enough humus in the soil tree death will create it by default, that is die.
Some mediation could be achieved via compost tea, compost/mulch, mushroom inoculation, and folar spray (seaweed, hum-alite, zeolite, silicon, magnesium, brewed microbes, herbs) to build up the plants microbiome.
However the actual survival of the tree cover in the states will be determined by the extent and duration of the continental radiation exposure and the fecundity of local conditions.
PREPARE FOR THE WORST:
THE COLLAPSE OF THE BIOSPHERE IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
The human experiment is reaching absurd levels.
(Absurd: Repetitive and unproductive behavior or actions.)
Staying on point with “the most important thing” is the most important thing.
Not that one should succumb to a neurotic urgency, but simply to let poignancy seep into our bones and propel us to meaningful and timely action.
A worst case scenario, if people do not wake up and change their ways, in 20 years most of America could be a dust bowl in which Mad Max reigns.
With the aquifers tapped out and the ground tables fallen, the loss of tree cover means the air conditioning is gone, the land will bake-out producing a permanent high pressure which will keep the moisture laden ocean winds from equitable distribution over the land, rain will tend to run-off baked soils rather than seep in, soils will more rapidly erode, crops will fail.
The people will go the same way as the American Indians before them, reduced to shanty towns and reservations.
The greater proportion of the fresh water in the land bought out and poisoned by the oil industry.
Human populations have doubled in the past 35 years.
Due to our abominable environmental practices invertebrate species are dying off, including spiders, butterflies, worms, and bees.
Since insects pollinate roughly 75% of the world’s food crops, it is obvious that the loss of further invertebrates would further negatively impact modern civilization.
According to a Stanford biology professor, Rodolfo Dirzo, the earth has begun its 6th mass extinction cycle – through human ecocide.
I saw it coming on last summer, but this summer everyday now I see tree carnage getting worse.
If things continue at this pace of acceleration the area will be denuded of tree cover in 5 years…making way for mega-fires throughout Colorado, Canada and the States.
I estimate that within 10 years only the radiation resistant genres and those in ideal growing conditions will be alive.
When considering a total kill of tree cover…some of the effects such as loss of water table due to runoff could be mediated with a major engineering project of swales, mulch, compost tea etc…to allow soft herbaceous vegetation to flourish.
Pioneer species (gorse, broom, lupin, etc..) may have to be planted to hold soil on the land until the ozone layer is revived and the radioactivity is reduced enough for “trees” to be re-established.
Permaculturalists such as Geoff Lawton and David Holmgren should be consulted prior to engaging in a city-wide, state-wide or continent-wide game plan.
The city could save some of the trees by mulching with compost, inoculating with mycorrhizae and soil biota and remineralizing, compost tea, humalite/leonardite, and green cropping under trees with legume groundcovers.
And reworking the hardtop surface runoff into sinks and swales to build up the water table throughout the city.
Mother earth doesn’t lie.
We study her or we die,
Love nature or go bye bye.
Grokking Nature is the greatest high!
Think for yourself as though your life depended on it.
Don’t wait for definitive information from the governments, institutions, medical industry, universities or local officials for knowledge about the collapse of the northern hemisphere biosphere because it will not be publicly declared.
It will be passed off as global warming, earth changes, drought and all manner of minor red herrings.
If you have a personal relationship with certain scientists then approach them, but don’t waste your time spreading the word to officialdom.
In practical terms, it is irrelevant really as to the admixture and quantity of radiation…since the SEC is obviously caused by radiation, and there is very little we can do about it.
Except for academic and governmental reasons, tests for the “amount” of radioactivity in our environment are pointless in practical terms as to what “we the people” should do about SEC.
Without serious equipment a true scientific assay couldn’t be reached.
Since it has only taken 3 years of bioaccumulation to cause considerable damage…
we can only assume it is going to get worse,
so I suggest you keep your eyes peeled.
The more rational folks may want to leave the northern hemisphere…
for even homesteading and permaculture cannot redeem this issue,
and it isn’t going to be swept under the rug.
“False hopes bind us to unlivable situations,
and blind us to real possibilities.
When we realize the degree of agency we actually do have,
we no longer have to “hope” at all.
We simply do the work.”
If you observe your own area you will see that there is a ubiquitous pattern of die off in ALL vegetation, which cannot be explained by anything prior to the nuclear industry age.
All normal plant death/disease causes and symptoms are secondary to this fundamental ubiquitous cause.
The multiple stressor factors are incidental…for the trees would be in a normal state of industrial age decline…same as ANYWHERE else in the world.
In the paper “Saving the Urban Tree” I have given the methods for mediating damage,
however the only long term solution is actively planting radiation-resistant plants…as the radiation will still be falling for hundreds of years.
The quicker people wake up and start planting radiation-resistant species…the stronger the health of the land and continent.
Small sustainable communities that pull out of the paradigm of decline will be able to maintain quality of ecosystem and quality of life.
When greed and profit rule…
the ecology of abundance is broken,
the economy is unsustainable and collapse is inevitable
THE ICEBERG PRINCIPLE
Observation that in many (if not most) cases only a very small amount (the ‘tip’) of information is available or visible about a situation or phenomenon,
whereas the ‘real’ information or bulk of data is either unavailable or hidden.
Unless you are actually in the thick of the carnage, it is the tendency of the human mind to try and find “safer” alternatives for the symptoms such as…
“I think you need to nail down details on air particulates and radiation levels, otherwise drought/food could be responsible…
and areas where Roundup was used and maybe washed down into tree root zones could be the problem in some of those urban plantings.”
It is apparent to me that because the bank of resources in the trees allows them to hold onto their greenery long after the kill shot of the atomic physical-mechanical damage to the phloem in the roots and trunk has already manifested…that we are seeing only the 1/10 top of the iceberg, and that the damage is far greater than is observable even now.
I have never seen the iceberg principle more perfectly displayed than in the death of the Boulder trees…without even taking into account genetic mutation further down the line.
This is however a part of the overall iceberg principle inherent in the degenerative capacity of civilization as a whole.
Cooked food and 12K years of agriculture and cereal production etc…have deteriorated the species to the point of being an extreme danger to itself and the planet.
The consequent loss of lucidity, morality, intimacy, social connection and cosmic connection leads to all the symptoms of the collapse of civilization we see about us today on every conceivable level from soil to soul…manmade error from subatomic to Godhead.
With our industrial bastardization of nature that degeneration is increasing at a geometric rate of decline, much of which we are not yet conscious of because of the iceberg effect…of most of the damage being hidden from view or covered over with palliative solutions.
Even modern medicine, or especially modern medicine is only increasing the rate of decline by masking the truth of our error and denial of cosmic truth.
Becoming Sapiens IS the highest art,
and the highest science.
Working with nature instead of against it we can create not only
a sustainable civilization, but an evolving one.
WHAT TO DO
Our response to catastrophic,
wholesale, physical, morphological radiological
damage to the biosphere will determine
how relevant it is for the human species to survive.
There are several things that Boulder County can do to mediate the Systemic Environmental Collapse Syndrome (SECS) and the upcoming loss of tree cover of the city.
• Dead trees and branches need to be removed and chipped to avoid public knowledge of the die off and to avoid fire from lightning strike.
• The chipped material needs to be mixed with animal manure and/or human sewage in a rural compost station that uses a high heat composting method followed by fungal/mushroom transformation of the resulting humus.
• This composting station could be tapped for passive water heating and methane gas, thus generating the energy needed to run the station and heat greenhouses that grow the starter trees needed for replanting the city.
• Radiation resistant species such as Gingko, will need to be established over the next 5 years to replace those lost to radiation and loss of immunity.
• Radiation resistant plants are the ones commonly found in disturbed places such as roadsides, gravel bands and nutrient deficient or unstable soil. Red maple, red oak, Yew, Sambucus pubens, Polygonum cilinode, Comptonia peregrina and Epilobium augustifolium.
• The pattern of change to radiation involves first a reduction of diversity of the forest by elimination of sensitive species, then elimination of the tree canopy and survival of resistant shrubs and herbs.
• Rock Dust expert Donald Weaver, Mycorrhizae expert Paul Stamets and local compost tea expert John and Roland Evans http://www.bountea.com should be consulted in establishing the regreening program.
• Folar spraying with humalite, kelp, compost tea, silicon, herb, probiotic formula might provide a ?lm that would protect leaves from the caustic rain, excess UVB by conserving the Epithelial layer and enhancing the trees microdome.
• Permaculturalists Geoff Lawton and Andrew Faust need to be employed to develop a plan for a new surface water management system in the city which would allow for more water to enter the water table starting with swales and deep rooted grasses on the east side of the foothills themselves and throughout the city streets. New water-sink structures need to be developed to allow water to seep in where now it is running off down storm drains.
• Natural wet space (small reeded swamp) areas can be created to filter water prior to entering the creek system…these would washout in storms, but process hydrocarbons and heavy metals during less severe weather.
This is a new phenomena for me to observe so I am documenting it and will try and find some arborists to talk to.
Whatever is happening we need to get involved with finding the causes and the solutions.
It is no longer possible to bear witness to the worldwide atrocities without acting to bring about an alternative.
It is good to have company in this bio holocaust.
The environment is under extreme stress right now, so unless we are living as closely to the ways of nature as we can, our energy and health will fail us.
There is some urgency…not from war or economic collapse or encroachment of global fascism…but from the collapse of the biosphere could create a domino effect of socioeconomic decline and poor health which then precipitates war, economic collapse, and the encroachment of global fascism.
When we stop hoping for external assistance,
when we stop hoping that the awful situation we’re in
will somehow resolve itself, when we stop hoping the situation will
somehow not get worse, then we are finally free
—truly free—to honestly start working to resolve it.
I would say that when hope dies, action begins.”
SYMPTOMS OF ECOSHOCK
Few people are even noticing yet, but by next summer the shock will begin.
Ecoshock may comprise of strange mixture of anger, sadness, stillness, quiet, malevolent glee, stupor, helplessness, what-the-fuk, incredulousness, superiority, dissociation, and hypervisual acuity.
The symptoms of ecoshock can include frustration, fatigue, clumsiness, anxiety, paranoia, depression, irritability, black and white thinking, rigidity, and poor decision making.
Short-term illness and clumsiness from the breakdown of the immune system and imbalanced physiological reactions.
Ecoshock follows the classic stages of grieving: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
MY PAPERS ON THE SOLUTIONS
I can send anyone a paper on saving urban trees which are threatened by soil sterilization (lack of soil organic matter and microflora) and also a piece on continental terraforming, suggesting the increased % of eucalyptus trees in Australia may be contributing to ongoing drought due to their emission of aromatic volatile (dispersing) particles into the upper atmosphere thus changing wind patterns and weather condition with respect to the ocean.
Hence terraforming continents to regulate weather; and on reforestation vs. war; and remineralization.
Jana Dixon email@example.com
Those who are not a student of Viktor Schauberger are not earth stewards.
Nature as Teacher: New Principles in the Working of Nature, Viktor Schauberger
Fertile Earth, Viktor Schauberger.
Atomic Suicide?, Walter Russell
—Food Forest Suburb – Geoff Lawton, building water-table through land management design
Permaculture Greening the Desert , Geoff Lawton
PERMACULTURE & PEAK OIL: Beyond ‘Sustainability’Permaculture:
Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability, by David Holmgren.
REMINERALIZATION Don Weaver, Earth Health Regeneration, POB 620478, Woodside CA 94062 USA Author, To Love And Regenerate the Earth; Co-author, The Survival of Civilization, both free at http://www.soilandhealth.org More info: http://www.remineralize.org
Earth Life Is Dying In A 6th Mass Extinction As Great As Asteroid Hit 65 Million Years Ago – But This Time the Cause Is Humans.
Ecocide, the 5th Crime Against Peace: Polly Higgins at TEDxExeter
Radioactive Fallout and Collapse of the Biosphere in North America
Jana Dixon September 2014 Boulder CO firstname.lastname@example.org
Reformatted by Daniel J Towsey December 5 2014
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Daniel J Towsey Your paper was so well writen and thought out and of such importance..I had to republish it..take care
Vickie Barker Very informative paper!
Wonderfully written paper, Thank you Jana Dixon