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Re: Tree of the day
« Reply #400 on: June 15, 2019, 09:59:38 PM »
If your experience ends up like mine, after gifts and custom projects, your friends, family and neighbors will start calling you with every tree that has to come down in the county that comes down.
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« Reply #401 on: June 15, 2019, 10:19:35 PM »
WDH identified it in Latin.  It is a White Pine.  Sorry, I have been outside until now burning some nonconforming Longleaf pine along with some other stuff (confederate jasmine and live oak branches).  Tomorrow's tree should be familiar to a lot of you also.  It will be dioecious.  Another white one.
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Re: Tree of the day
« Reply #402 on: June 15, 2019, 10:45:15 PM »
I was just checking in and saw my front yard was tree of the day. When caveman said the only one around him turned up dead I sent some pics, this is one tree I have a lot of. In the trunk pic you can see I limbed the first log of these around 8 years ago but probably a little too late to do any good, it really takes 20-40 years of growth after limbing to create enough clear wood to make it worthwhile.

The Kings Broad Arrow was the mark on any tree over 24" dbh claimed by the crown for ships masts. A patriots house contained planks over 2' wide just to thumb their nose at the king.

That whorl of knots every 18"-3' is an easy way to approximately age a tree, it shoots up and produces a new set of branches each year about this time. That wagon wheel of branches also can make EWP a less than ideal boxed heart timber, every couple of feet there is a cluster of knots potentially across the entire section, it warrants good grading. It is also a very stable easily worked wood, one of my favorites.
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« Reply #403 on: June 16, 2019, 07:32:30 AM »
Thank you, DonP.
Today's tree is a little smaller.  It is dioecious and is a hardwood.  If you listen carefully you may hear it say "I likes to poke ya".

I do not have any pictures of the tree.  I have a couple growing in pots here and one I planted last summer but it is only about 2' tall.



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« Reply #404 on: June 16, 2019, 07:46:30 AM »
A lot of those around here.  What's the range?  That should be easy for most of us in the SE at least.  I have several different cultivars of that around the house also.  They haven't had they're their spring pruning yet, and it's getting hard to see out the windows.
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« Reply #405 on: June 16, 2019, 08:47:42 AM »
They REALLY like the lumber from this tree in southern California, made a big sign to "celebrity" it.  :D
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« Reply #406 on: June 16, 2019, 09:50:52 AM »
The flowers smell good. I have them all over my yard in various sizes. There's a local woodland park. One of the trail heads goes into a grove of tall straight specimens. Looks fantastic in the snow. There's another park that's on the site of an old farm. Some of it's been cleared, with an easy walking path to a lighthouse. There's more rugged trails that let you explore further. Go off those trails, and through the briars, vines, and ravines, there's areas few people go(Best!). Back there, there's a solitary tree in the middle of nicely spaced oaks, poplars, and beech that's the only green thing around in winter. Some old farm equipment, a stove, and some fallen trees that seem to add seating for viewing the tree. It's almost magical when you walk up on it. I've taken a couple pictures, but it just doesn't capture the feeling of seeing it in person. Love that spot  :^)

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« Reply #407 on: June 16, 2019, 10:02:59 AM »
Didn’t you say it would be “white”.
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« Reply #408 on: June 16, 2019, 10:42:12 AM »
Whitest wood on earth.

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« Reply #409 on: June 16, 2019, 11:44:11 AM »
As Btulloh wrote, the wood is white, which is what I was hinting at.  Maybe someone will post some wood pictures or something made from the wood.
http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=51
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« Reply #410 on: June 16, 2019, 12:12:29 PM »
I gotcha.  I’ve never seen the wood.
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« Reply #411 on: June 17, 2019, 06:24:17 AM »
 

 

 Okay, several easy trees of the day in a row.  This one may be a little more challenging.  The leaf is usually 3-5" long, the leaf forms a vee shape at the midrib and the midrib is very pronounced and relatively sharp.  The tree does not tolerate cold well.

The leaf petiole is also an identifying feature.
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« Reply #412 on: June 17, 2019, 09:13:54 AM »
Y'all need another clue?


 This tree is native to North America and Asia but is seen as an invasive in Australia.  The leaves and seeds have been used for medicinal purposes although the seeds are poisonous. The fruit is edible but evidently is not very good.  When grafting more palatable fruit bearing trees of this genus, this tree is often used as the root stock.  It gets to be about 60' tall when mature and lives a long time.  
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« Reply #413 on: June 17, 2019, 09:24:10 AM »
picking them and putting them in a basket.  Er, pocket.
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« Reply #414 on: June 17, 2019, 09:26:49 AM »
road apple.   :D
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« Reply #415 on: June 17, 2019, 10:24:32 AM »
As Btulloh wrote, the wood is white, which is what I was hinting at.  Maybe someone will post some wood pictures or something made from the wood.
http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=51
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« Reply #416 on: June 17, 2019, 10:36:39 AM »
That tree reminds me my dog needs to go to the vet to check his PAWs and what I use to call my granddaddy PAW PAW.
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« Reply #417 on: June 17, 2019, 11:18:14 AM »
There are a few people around here that make pies out those, but I've never tried any.  I think there's a lot of sugar involved.  With enough sugar, I guess you could make pies out of sawdust.  Sawdust pie is high in fiber, so it would be good for you.
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« Reply #418 on: June 17, 2019, 11:28:04 AM »
at least your toots will have that fresh clean pine smell! :)
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« Reply #419 on: June 17, 2019, 09:16:36 PM »
Thank you, Texas Ranger, for the holly wood picture.

Today's tree was Pond Apple (Annona glabra).  I did take a few minutes today on the way home from work to go take a few pictures of a few more trees and leaves. Most are native.  I left my list of what has already been posted on my desk at work.  The leaf petioles on Pond Apple look similar to an apple stem and the fruit somewhat resembles an apple.
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