I don't think you appreciate the difference between natural forest and a clear-cut, replanted tree farm. It's like grass vs. astroturf. The replanted area is lacking all of the birds, plants, mammals, even bugs and microbes that are in the ecology of natural forest.
As the owner of a replanted tree farm that is now 19 years old, I think you should know that your eloquent conjecture is completely false.
I'm sure your tree farm is doing just fine, but are you aware of how many corporations cut down forests full of diverse deciduous species and replant the whole area with pine trees? Also, a lot of times no one at all replants after logging.
It takes 100 years for a forest to recover from being clear cut.
I think he was saying was that many of the trees that are cut down are hundreds of years old, and having both old and new trees is important to the ecosystem. Also, there is no question as to whether deforestation wipes out whole species.
Recycling reduces demand and hence ruins the economic incentive for preserving or creating a forest on one's property.
Most people don't create or preserve a forest on their own property for an economic incentive. Perhaps you do because you're in the paper business, but I don't think our economy would crumble if everyone stopped printing off emails today.
Of course solar cells don't save trees, but they do mean one less drain on the power supply, which means less carbon in the air, which is overall good for everybody. The phones are made of recycled plastic, not recycled paper, so I don't see how that's relevant here.