Illegal Tree Stand

This home-made tree stand has been nailed to this Pitch Pine for years, if not decades in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, and nobody from the commission has ever been bothered to remove it and recycle the scrap metal. Not that the commission is that logical to believe in recycling or anything like that. I mean aren't they supposed to be an environmental commission? I don't have a problem with bow hunting -- they need more of that in the preserve because there is a big overpopulation of deer, but people shouldn't be injuring those Pitch Pine, which are already difficult enough to grow, especially with their fire dependency.

Photo: Stupid Old Tree Stand

Stupid Old Tree Stand

This home-made tree stand has been nailed to this Pitch Pine for years, if not decades in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, and nobody from the commission has ever been bothered to remove it and recycle the scrap metal. Not that the commission is that logical to believe in recycling or anything like that. I mean aren't they supposed to be an environmental commission? I don't have a problem with bow hunting -- they need more of that in the preserve because there is a big overpopulation of deer, but people shouldn't be injuring those Pitch Pine, which are already difficult enough to grow, especially with their fire dependency.