The big business of logging has managed to develop an excavator attachment that can chip a 40 tall tree to sawdust in a few seconds. Don't know if it's good tech or not.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not some tree-hugging hippie on a mission to save trees... But I don't like the idea of wasting any of our resources.

It seems that history is full of examples where new technology leads to bad things. This just seems like the type of tool-tech that can further deforestation around the world.

Some of these trees could be better used as structure, maybe turn that log into a couple of wall studs.  Seems a waste to chip the whole thing into mulch. And I get the argument that some trees are meant for total destruction. You can't use them all, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't use all you can.