Paper towels don’t just kill trees.
They kill the family of baby birds nesting in the tree, leaving bird parents lost and wondering what happened to their children.
They kill the raccoon and opossum babies who were sleeping in a warm nest with their mothers.
They kill the insects and spiders that live on and around the tree.
They kill the plants around the tree, the sorrel, the ferns, the rhododendrons.
Giant tires from the machines that rip the tree from the ground smash the homes of mice and salamanders, killing them too.
Those same tires leave mud that drains into nearby streams, harming the lives that live there.
Paper towels don’t just kill trees; they destroy the lives of everything living nearby. Is it really worth it to destroy an entire community just so your hands can be dry?
Shake off your hands and let them air dry.
The deaths of these trees mean the deaths of many others whose bodies we don’t see, left to rot in the forest. The forest “managers,” the corporations who profit from this death may have piled some of the destruction into mounds and set fire. All this death and destruction for what?