LETTER:Keep the trees

Our older forests here in our state store and sequester carbon at amazing rates and also provide rich habitats for biodiversity.

In this legislative session, Washington has an opportunity to help reach our carbon goals by just not cutting down our older trees.

Thousands of acres are slated for clear-cutting this year, which would release a great deal of carbon stored within the trees.

I believe our state Legislature should take action to defend our carbon-dense older forests.

It is a mistake to log trees that store so much carbon and it will have lasting repercussions for generations.

As a nature photographer, my wife and I have hiked through many of them and they are state treasures that should be protected.

Please don’t cut them down.

Scott McGee

Port Angeles