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Found inside a Maple tree
« on: October 31, 2017, 07:50:16 PM »
It was quite windy here in Massachusetts two days ago and we lost the top half a 60-70' maple tree (thankfully just lost one fence segment).   While cutting up the large branches I came across this just laying on the ground.   The image measures about 9" long.   Any thoughts on this?  Anyone ever see anything like it before?

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Re: Found inside a Maple tree
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2017, 08:40:05 PM »
It was quite windy here in Massachusetts two days ago and we lost the top half a 60-70' maple tree (thankfully just lost one fence segment).   While cutting up the large branches I came across this just laying on the ground.   The image measures about 9" long.   Any thoughts on this?  Anyone ever see anything like it before?

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Re: Found inside a Maple tree
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2017, 09:14:35 PM »
That is a very unusual and colorful design.  Looks like a feather.
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Re: Found inside a Maple tree
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2017, 09:19:59 PM »
Or a leaf!

Not a Maple leaf though!

Interesting!
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Re: Found inside a Maple tree
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2017, 06:45:32 AM »
its a whatchamacallit called a thingamajig   :)  its neat what ever it is

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Re: Found inside a Maple tree
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2017, 07:38:23 AM »
   Looks like a prison tat. :D :D

   It is neat though. Always interesting when you open a log. Like Forrest Gump says - like opening a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to find even in what looks like a routine log.
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Re: Found inside a Maple tree
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2017, 07:43:12 AM »
I check the list of Omens of Good Fortune and it's not on the list.  Doesn't look as if it will help you win the lottery.  Sorry, but it is neat.
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Re: Found inside a Maple tree
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2017, 01:58:42 PM »
I like it too.
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Re: Found inside a Maple tree
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2017, 10:53:18 PM »
Very neat, it does look like a leaf or feather. My guess is that it is an ambrosia mark and the feathering is from it being split rather than sawn.
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Re: Found inside a Maple tree
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2017, 11:10:11 AM »
It needs framing.   :)
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Re: Found inside a Maple tree
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2017, 12:19:37 PM »
It's a keeper...
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