Fake Plastic Trees

Uncut buffer strips are required between public thoroughfares and the cuts, protecting the public’s view by federal mandate. Loggers complain about the trees left unharvested, but those thin, concealing walls of forest may serve the industry well, creating the roadside illusion of intact forest and stifling public objections.

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Also in Gathering Moss: moss superglued onto rocks (The Owner), moss harvested from Oregon forests and incorporated into Astroturf.

Also mentioned in overstory - Douglas Pavlicek

Documentary: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5171342/


overstory Powers, Richard. The Overstory: A Novel. ↩︎ 1