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What caused this in SYP log
« on: February 08, 2018, 07:57:37 PM »
what is this and/or what caused it?

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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2018, 08:18:00 PM »
wind shake and a twig
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Re: What caused this in SYP log
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018, 09:45:06 PM »
I think both are branches. The top one you have just missed the knot, the lower one you have actually cut through the branch on an angle.

Eventually the branch has died and broken off, and healed over the stub, just before the tree was cut down.

Because the pattern in the growth rings goes all the way to the pith, that means that what ever created it has been there since the tree was a sapling, not some injury caused later, and I bet if you examine the bark of either that log, or the one it was cut from, you will see the signs in the bark of a healed over branch stub.

Lightning or a wind crack wont deform the growth rings in that way. They had to have grown like that, around a small branch.
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Re: What caused this in SYP log
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 09:50:04 PM »
A wind crack; the problem with open grown trees.

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Re: What caused this in SYP log
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2018, 10:11:39 PM »
Around here that is known as a spike knot.
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2018, 09:12:21 AM »
I guess there are exceptions, but most of the time a lightning strike will kill a pine.  Oaks not as bad to die.  Just what i have seen around this area.   Banjo
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2018, 09:14:02 AM »
yup, on closer inspection what I thought was a crack, is a branch stub.  My bad.
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