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Hello, from East Texas!
« on: December 30, 2014, 12:45:51 PM »
Howdy y'all,

I'm new to the board and would like to introduce myself.  I live in the Piney Woods and enjoy the outdoors, though I don't make a living in the field (pun intended) of forestry.  My father has a newly-planted Loblolly pine stand (about 10 of 40 total acres the rest is hardwood and coastal Bermuda) in Smith County and a few hundred acres of wooded land (no pines) in the Sulphur River bottom.  Some of the river bottom land was recently selectively cut to harvest drought-stressed trees and allow the best specimens to thrive with the decrease in competition.

I'm interested in learning more about forest management techniques, especially thinning and understory control. I'm especially interested in SYP species and the large-scale strategies of sustainable harvesting while restoring historical Longleaf and Shortleaf ecosystems.   

One thing I need to learn is how to post photos on this board.  I'd like to post a pic of a huge ash (5'-6' DBHbiggest I've ever seen) in the Sulphur River bottom, but can't figure out how...even though I've clicked the "Click here to add Photos to post" link, created an album, and uploaded the pic.  Guess I'm just dense :-).

I didn't lurk long before joining, but I can tell I'm going to learn a lot from you guys!  I probably won't post often, but I'll spend quite a bit of time here.  Great site and thanks for letting me join up!

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Re: Hello, from East Texas!
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2014, 01:28:58 PM »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum.

Don't feel bad, most new users have some initial difficulty with the particular methods used to post photos on this Forum.  Just know that there are good reasons for the policies and procedures.

The good news is that it's not nearly as bad as you think and if you've got the photos uploaded to your photo gallery you are almost done.

This post will give you most of the needed details: http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/board,93.0.html

Look forward to seeing more from you and if you still have problem, just give a shout and somebody who knows more that me will come along in a while...

Herb

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Re: Hello, from East Texas!
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2014, 01:36:14 PM »
Thanks, PC! 

You know, I love where I live, but I'm still a little envious when I see where you reside.  :( :D

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Re: Hello, from East Texas!
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2014, 01:39:36 PM »
Welcome folk, it's a good website with some helpful and knowledgeable people around here.  We made a few trips to Texas over the years and always stopped near you in Longview I think to get some at that good beef brisket. I think it was right along I20. I'm glad there's a few hundred miles between me and that place or I would be the size of a house.
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Re: Hello, from East Texas!
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2014, 02:19:44 PM »
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There is a pic in your gallery, so you can now click on that line "Click here to add Photos to post"

and when in your gallery (not Upload, but My Gallery) then click on your pic, it will enlarge, then just SCROLL down (many fail to do so) and you will see the choices to put them in your post. Click "Preview" to see that it has worked, and correct it if it hasn't. Then click Post.

Let us know if any steps didn't work for you. We'll help 'til it does.  :)
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Re: Hello, from East Texas!
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2014, 02:35:37 PM »
Welcome to the forum FascicleFolk.

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Re: Hello, from East Texas!
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2014, 03:28:49 PM »
Yep, welcome, I am down in Livingston, so fire away with questions, If I cannot answer, we got some who can.
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Re: Hello, from East Texas!
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2014, 08:02:18 PM »
Welcome from North Carolina.

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Re: Hello, from East Texas!
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2014, 11:39:42 PM »
Thanks, PC! 

You know, I love where I live, but I'm still a little envious when I see where you reside.  :( :D

FFolk,

I went through Texas a few time earlier in my life.  Once I drove from Lafayette LA to El Paso in one driving session...

All I can remember is miles and miles of nuthin but miles and miles...

Once again, glad to have you here.

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Re: Hello, from East Texas!
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2014, 08:59:00 AM »
HELLO back at you Folk from ETex

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Re: Hello, from East Texas!
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2015, 06:29:40 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcomes!  Let me see if I can post a pic (thanks for the directions to do so). 

I think I did it!  By the way, this is an ash (I think it's a green ash) less than 100' from the Sulphur River.  Have y'all ever seen one this big?  My buddy standing next to it is 5'07", for scale.  This tree somehow escaped previous cuttings in this area.

 

 

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Re: Hello, from East Texas!
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2015, 07:01:59 PM »
Looking at the multiple stems that make up that ash tree, it may not be too surprising that it was passed up during a previous harvest. Maybe it was left to spew out seeds, besides not likely to be very sound in the middle of the butt log.
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Re: Hello, from East Texas!
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2015, 07:59:36 AM »
The champion green ash in Texas is 71" in diameter.  That is 223" in circumference.  That one would be easy to measure.   
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Re: Hello, from East Texas!
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2015, 07:20:54 PM »
Welcome again.  Congrats on the picture posting and thanks for the intro thread.   smiley_thumbsup
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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2015, 10:49:52 AM »
Welcome ;D
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Re: Hello, from East Texas!
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2015, 02:15:40 PM »
Welcome to the Forum, FascicleFolk. 

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Re: Hello, from East Texas!
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2015, 04:48:59 PM »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum. :)
That's bigger than any ash I've seen around here.
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Re: Hello, from East Texas!
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2015, 12:52:51 AM »
The champion green ash in Texas is 71" in diameter.  That is 223" in circumference.  That one would be easy to measure.

Thanks for the info!  I'm definitely going to measure it when I get back up that way.

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Re: Hello, from East Texas!
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2015, 02:05:25 AM »
Thats a big ash tree. Too bad it wasn't 70 foot to the fork. ;D I have family down your way live near lake o' the pines. Nice area  8)
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Re: Hello, from East Texas!
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2015, 09:50:43 AM »
Better measure quick, EAB just over the state line in Ark.  Quarantine in place.


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