Rotten Wood  - “Rotten Wood”, I have learned, is a poor term, E.g., rotten breath, spoiled rotten, rotten review or that was a rotten thing to do.  Then we say that wood - that was chemically altered by the succession of highly ordered microorganisms (experts if you please) is rotten?  Natural successions are orderly sequences of organisms that either build up or break down living systems.  Natural successions are highly ordered sequences of organisms that benefit the survival of the entire group.  With respect, they follow boundaries, of CODIT, if you please,  that formed, chemically, while the wood was part of a symplast containing tree.  Now a mass, contributing to the rainbow of humic acids, as well as the survival grounds for mycorrhizae, the base of the food web, for starters - is rotten?  As if bad and of no value.  These humic acids are a result of highly ordered processes which are repeated and play a key role in soil, plant and animal health.  Recycling at its finest!  Humic acids slow decomposition reactions in soils.  Maybe Ezekiel writes about Creation Care in 39:10 (King James Version) - ["So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord GOD".] saith who?    

(See Logging – What it is”– my doc). 

Also see “Natural Successions”.

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