The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.




Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

FARMA


Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat

iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Nyle Kiln Dry Systems




Author Topic: Giant Tree hunting  (Read 26847 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline jim king

  • In Memoriam
  • *
  • Posts: 1661
  • Age: 74
  • Location: Iquitos-Peru
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Giant Tree hunting
« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2007, 12:39:50 PM »
Tom:  The big tree is called "Muela de mono" or monkey tooth "Goupia glabra" and the vine is "Reynaquia" , a local name and I do not have the scientific name.  The little tree I have no idea.

Offline Tom

  • In Memoriam
  • *
  • Posts: 25838
  • Age: 76
  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Toms Saw
Re: Giant Tree hunting
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2007, 02:11:44 PM »
Thanks.  I was trying to compare the same vegetation to my swamp.  Vines that big here would usually be grape.
extinct

Offline jim king

  • In Memoriam
  • *
  • Posts: 1661
  • Age: 74
  • Location: Iquitos-Peru
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Giant Tree hunting
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2007, 03:53:56 PM »
Tom:

Here are some vines we use for turning wood.  They have beautiful grain patterns.

 

Offline SwampDonkey

  • Forester
  • *
  • Posts: 36606
  • Age: 52
  • Location: Centreville, NB
  • Gender: Male
  • Large Tooth
    • Share Post
Re: Giant Tree hunting
« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2007, 04:51:30 PM »
Wow, imagine a vine with a diameter as wide as a pin cherry, but a lot taller.  :o
Move'n on.

Offline turningfool

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 364
  • Age: 67
  • Location: grand rapids,mi.
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Giant Tree hunting
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2007, 05:38:10 PM »
wow! its hard to imagine vines that big :o

Offline Ianab

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 13280
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Stratford , New Zealand
  • Gender: Male
  • Marmite on toast is a real breakfast
    • Share Post
Re: Giant Tree hunting
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2007, 06:44:41 PM »
wow! its hard to imagine vines that big :o

We have a 'tree' here that starts out life as a vine. Grows high up in the tops of big Rimu trees and eventually sends a vine down to the ground.





Lil standing beside a large rata 'tree' The original host is completely gone, just the vines left.



A whole rata tree.  Now Thats A VINE  ;D



Cheers

Ian
Weekend warrior, Peterson JP test pilot, Dolmar 7900 and Stihl MS310 saws and  the usual collection of power tools :)

Offline Dave Shepard

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 11099
  • Age: 2014
  • Location: Alford Massachusetts
  • Gender: Male
  • Geometrically proportional
    • Share Post
    • My homepage
Re: Giant Tree hunting
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2007, 12:21:52 AM »
That is pretty wild. Is the host killed by the vine, or does it die of old age?


Dave
Wood-Mizer LT40HDD51-WR Wireless, Kubota L48, Honda Rincon 650, TJ208 G-S, and a 60"Logrite!

Offline Ianab

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 13280
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Stratford , New Zealand
  • Gender: Male
  • Marmite on toast is a real breakfast
    • Share Post
Re: Giant Tree hunting
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2007, 01:24:04 AM »
I think the host tree mainly dies of old age. It's a pretty long term thing, the rimu are 400-800 years old, then the rata takes over and lives for hundreds more.

Cheers

Ian
Weekend warrior, Peterson JP test pilot, Dolmar 7900 and Stihl MS310 saws and  the usual collection of power tools :)

Offline CALSAW

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 40
  • Age: 42
  • Location: Nicasio, CA
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Giant Tree hunting
« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2007, 01:23:08 PM »
 
Here's a couple old relics on the Olympic peninsula of Washington state.
 
Rainforest giants.
These are western red cedar, thuja plicata.
Lucas 827 w/ slabber

Offline beenthere

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 26932
  • Location: Southern Wisconsin, USA
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Giant Tree hunting
« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2007, 02:48:49 PM »
She doesn't look like a relic, to me at least... ;D

Spectacular trees.


Your pics don't need to be that small... :)
south central Wisconsin
 It may be that my sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others

Offline Dave Shepard

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 11099
  • Age: 2014
  • Location: Alford Massachusetts
  • Gender: Male
  • Geometrically proportional
    • Share Post
    • My homepage
Re: Giant Tree hunting
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2007, 06:28:42 PM »
Cool! That little sucker your leaning on in the top pic is an average sized tree out here. ::) ;D


Dave
Wood-Mizer LT40HDD51-WR Wireless, Kubota L48, Honda Rincon 650, TJ208 G-S, and a 60"Logrite!

Offline CALSAW

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 40
  • Age: 42
  • Location: Nicasio, CA
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Giant Tree hunting
« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2007, 06:34:04 PM »
 smiley_embarrased smiley_whip The trees.... I mean't the trees are old relics!
Lucas 827 w/ slabber

Offline SwampDonkey

  • Forester
  • *
  • Posts: 36606
  • Age: 52
  • Location: Centreville, NB
  • Gender: Male
  • Large Tooth
    • Share Post
Re: Giant Tree hunting
« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2007, 06:35:33 PM »
The bottom one is one of those 2- 7.5 meter diameter tape measurements. It was scary in under them, sometimes they were not all alive above. And I can tell ya, the hard hat won't help. It will be all over before your brain could register the pain. ;D

Speaking from my experience on the Charlottes here. And yup there was vines, salal. Not big enough for turning, but a mess all over the tree trunks and shrubs you have to trek through in some areas.
Move'n on.

Offline WDH

  • Forester
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 28922
  • Age: 65
  • Location: Perry, GA
  • Gender: Male
  • April 1998 - August 2008
    • Share Post
    • hamsleyhardwood.com
Re: Giant Tree hunting
« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2007, 07:39:09 PM »
Wow, CalSaw :o.
Woodmizer LT40HDD35, John Deere 2155, Kubota M5640SU, Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln, and a passion for all things with leafs, twigs, and bark.  hamsleyhardwood.com

Offline CALSAW

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 40
  • Age: 42
  • Location: Nicasio, CA
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Giant Tree hunting
« Reply #34 on: October 31, 2007, 12:39:01 AM »
 
 
This one was a couple of miles away from the two in my post above.
Stood by itself in a sea of young second growth.
These pictures are from my honeymoon in 2005, my wife likes trees! 8) 8)
 
My wife Christine, with a monster behind her.  :o
Lucas 827 w/ slabber

Offline treecyclers

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 356
  • Age: 48
  • Location: Johnson City, NY
  • Gender: Male
  • Running with sharp objects is my favorite pastime.
    • Share Post
    • Treecyclers, LLC
Re: Giant Tree hunting
« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2007, 08:31:10 PM »

Howzabowthisun?
The post to the right  of the tree is 4' tall, to give perspective....
This is the one I was talkin about!
I wake up in the morning, and hear the trees calling for me...come make us into lumber!

Offline CALSAW

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 40
  • Age: 42
  • Location: Nicasio, CA
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Giant Tree hunting
« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2007, 10:55:35 PM »
What is it? And were? :o
Lucas 827 w/ slabber

Offline treecyclers

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 356
  • Age: 48
  • Location: Johnson City, NY
  • Gender: Male
  • Running with sharp objects is my favorite pastime.
    • Share Post
    • Treecyclers, LLC
Re: Giant Tree hunting
« Reply #37 on: November 17, 2007, 11:05:38 AM »

That beast is located in Skull Valley, AZ, about 20 miles west of Prescott, on a dirt road on the way to my buddy's house.
There's a second one that's almost as big, about 50 meters behind it.
I'm not sure that my largest saw could take it down, with that much girth.
The longest bar I have for my saws is 5'6", and I think that one is a might bigger than two passes with that bar.
Dave
I wake up in the morning, and hear the trees calling for me...come make us into lumber!

Offline Brian Beauchamp

  • Forester
  • *
  • Posts: 213
  • Age: 43
  • Location: Miami, Oklahoma
  • Gender: Male
  • Paying my dues.
    • Share Post
    • United States Forestry and Wildlife Consulting, LLC
Re: Giant Tree hunting
« Reply #38 on: December 03, 2007, 12:34:18 AM »
We have a big Sycamore on our place...86" dbh, ~90 feet tall and crown width is 130' at its widest point (average of 107.5')...I meant to get a pic of it for ya'll today, but I couldn't locate my camera.  :-\

Online Jeff

  • Fearless Leader
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 48078
  • Age: 58
  • Location: Harrison MI
  • Gender: Male
  • I know that I do not know.
    • Share Post
    • THEE Forestry Forum
Re: Giant Tree hunting
« Reply #39 on: December 03, 2007, 11:45:43 AM »
I thought this might be a good place to recycle this photo I took of Stacy standing near the "Treaty oak". A live Oak in Jacksonville Florida that Tom took us to see several years ago.

Just call me the midget doctor.
Forestry Forum Founder and Chief Cook and Bottle Washer.

Commercial circle sawmill sawyer in a past life.
Ezekiel 22:30


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

xx
Tree hunting: Giant poplars.

Started by Dave Shepard on Tree, Plant and Wood I.D.

13 Replies
2877 Views
Last post October 17, 2007, 11:58:08 PM
by Dave Shepard
xx
giant hog

Started by fishman on The Outdoor Board

19 Replies
4053 Views
Last post June 02, 2007, 09:17:30 AM
by fishman
xx
Now it's Giant Hornets!

Started by scgargoyle on General Board

29 Replies
3911 Views
Last post July 14, 2012, 08:48:22 AM
by Magicman
xx
Here's one way to knock down a giant!

Started by sawmill_john on Sawmills and Milling

10 Replies
2370 Views
Last post March 13, 2004, 09:36:35 PM
by sawmill_john
 


Powered by EzPortal