When DMT Equals Killing the Environment

The dark side of DMT production…These atrocities have been going on for a very long time. If you read this link, you can see that the same thing has been and is happening with Mimosa hostilis, along with other psychedelic containing species, since at least the 90’s…

If you truly value the environment and profound teachings these plants offer humanity then please help us spread awareness of this idiotically unsustainable harvesting by sharing this information with others.

Via The Nexian:

In late September of this year (2014), Australian acacia expert, Nen, was confronted with one example of the potential ecological costs of the skyrocketing interest in DMT. The following is his account of what he encountered:

What I saw yesterday has left me sickened and shocked.

I took the Nexian, Spice Sailor, to see a very special and pristine nature reserve in a national park where there were large mother seed trees of Acacia obtusifolia. We went simply to enjoy the presence of the trees and the bush. This was a sacred site, too sensitive to touch, I would have thought.

To our dismay, every single mature tree was either dead or dying. They had been completely stripped of bark, or had so much taken that they could no longer live. Every one of them was bare—maybe 50-60 trees—except for some very small saplings not yet ready to produce seed. At the rate these trees grow in the wild, they would have been between 20-50 years old. A few were older.

I understand that there are greedy and ignorant people out there, but this is the worst case I have ever seen.

If the perpetrator(s) were ignorant, then let me say yet again that taking bark kills trees! Then it is another 15-20 years before other trees grow to such a large size. As stated several times, the small twigs have the same percent alkaloid content as the bark. There is no need to cause long term harm or kill these trees. As I’ve said, if you’re growing trees, you realize that killing them for trunk bark is wasteful and stupid…you can prune a branch.

Please stop and think about what you’re doing. Nature reserves are there to protect the plants!

Continues on The Nexian

5 Comments on "When DMT Equals Killing the Environment"

  1. This is sad, but even more sadly, completely unsurprising. What DMT enthusiasts really need is to be working on something that can trigger endogenous release in a safe and effective way. I’m not sure if this is in any way feasible, but if it is it seems like a no-brainer way to circumvent risky kitchen chemistry and greedy tree-rape.

  2. BuzzCoastin | Oct 2, 2014 at 1:51 pm |

    kinda surprising since
    dmt is in everything
    if you know how
    it can be extracted from almost every plant
    in varying quantities

    • Sure but it’s concentrations are often extremely low. The only thing so far as we know that truly grows all over the place which is really worth extracting is phalaris grass. People just need to put in more effort. It is an incredibly sustainable and local source of DMT that would help us avoid these tragedies. Phalaris is fascinating but it’s so underutilized. People on the DMT-Nexus and elsewhere are figuring it out, but not enough seem to be giving it much effort for it to become widely utilized and understood.

  3. Halfsquatch | Oct 2, 2014 at 7:01 pm |

    Ah. In my home range the Mimosa is an invasive non-native tree. It, along with native Sassafras, likes to colonize stripped earth, e.g. fresh roadcuts or abandoned development projects. I find it compelling that these 2 potent plants are among the first to mitigate the scars on the Land left by humans.
    Similarly, Psilocybe mushrooms are much more widespread in the realm of humankind, such as grazing land or the landscape installations outside banks and stripmalls.
    Like Buzz said, the plant teachers are all around us. No need to harvest from the wild.
    I’m lookin’ at you, Ginseng poachers!

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