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What do saw dust, cow manure, car

posted by Deron Bauman   Mar 06, 2008

What do saw dust, cow manure, car prices, chainsaw art, and alternative energy have in common?

1. It seems that the slow housing market means that fewer scraps of wood are being reduced down to dust, which is used in the manufacture of certain interior components, like steering wheels.

2. Apparently, there are a few substitutes to sawdust in the farming industry, like cow manure.

3. Sawdust swirled as Paul Jones worked his chainsaw magic in Howard Amon Park, converting a dying tree into a work of art.

4. “Imagine a vat of liquid cow manure covering the area of five football fields and 33 feet deep,” Reuters tells us. “Meet California’s most alternative new energy.”