Does MLB hurt trees at all with their wood bats and their pine tar?



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    Pine tar is typically made as a byproduct of charcoal production. Soft wood is burnt in a way that creates both charcoal and pine tar, but usually the main one producers are trying to make is charcoal. Pine tar is just a bonus that comes along with that production. So it is not so much pine tar production that hurts trees as it is charcoal production.

    On the other hand, wood bat production does hurt trees. Ash trees are cut down for the wood. Branches are left behind, and usually only about 50% of the wood that is taken to the production facility is actually used to make a bat. However, manufacturer’s insist that the ash trees are still high in number, so according to them we shouldn’t have to worry about damaging the environment irreparably.

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