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!
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