People in a small town were fighting over the forest. Why? A builder wanted to cut down lots of trees. Some people felt this was OK. Some did not.
Danny asked his father, "Why are people upset about cutting down the trees? They grow back."
"They do if you plant some more. This builder is not promising to do that," Dad said.
"So," Danny said, "there are lots of trees around. Anyway, he will use wood from trees to build houses. We need to cut down trees for that."
"You are right," Dad said. "We need trees for lumber and paper. So many trees are being cut down, though, that we are losing other things, too."Paragraphs 6 to 14:
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