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Re: Tree of the day
« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2019, 10:52:11 PM »
Slash Pine (Pinus elliottii).  Tomorrow morning I will try to post another while my coffee is brewing when I get to work.  I think it will be something from south of the equator.
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« Reply #41 on: May 13, 2019, 06:05:05 AM »
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
If the needles, cone, and trunk look sharp, it is because they are.  These are not native to the U.S. but they do have a broad range here.
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Re: Tree of the day
« Reply #42 on: May 13, 2019, 06:13:44 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Araucaria_araucana

Yup, its a Sth American  species. We have it here in NZ.

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« Reply #43 on: May 13, 2019, 09:58:53 AM »
Yeah, Monkey Puzzle tree.  Had one attack me when I was walking along a sidewalk.  I was looking down at the weird "leaves" on the ground when a low branch bit the top of my head! :o
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« Reply #44 on: May 14, 2019, 06:33:34 AM »
 

 Today's tree of the day.  On a lot of the ones I come across, they often have sooty mold and mealy bugs on their leaves.  
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« Reply #45 on: May 14, 2019, 04:10:33 PM »
Has summer teeth along the margin, at least on some leaves. 

 
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Sugarberry or Celtis laevigata.  
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« Reply #47 on: May 15, 2019, 06:28:55 AM »
Well, the one I tried to post today did not so I will try a different one.  

 

 The leaves are alternately arranged.  From the name one might expect it to be from La. 
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« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2019, 07:36:16 AM »
Is it native?
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« Reply #49 on: May 15, 2019, 02:08:20 PM »
It is native but not to Ga.  It would probably not make it in my neck of the woods due to occasional cold weather.  It will grow along coastal areas and south.  I have never sawn one but have seen a lot of them.
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« Reply #50 on: May 15, 2019, 07:08:23 PM »
 

 
It looks confused.  smiley_dizzy



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« Reply #51 on: May 15, 2019, 08:28:31 PM »
Magicman, I have seen some of these with straight trunks that would make decent logs.  

The bark is smooth and has a red tint to it.  This particular tree is at Desoto Memorial in Bradenton, Florida within 100 yards of the Manatee River which flows into the south end of Tampa Bay. In the far background of the picture one might see red mangroves growing.

That Cajun dish that often includes okra is a hint to this tree's first name.  The second name reminds me of a word that loosely means being in a "state of undecidedness". 
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« Reply #52 on: May 15, 2019, 08:32:36 PM »
I am in limbo.  Never seen this one. 
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« Reply #53 on: May 15, 2019, 08:57:31 PM »
Gumbo Limbo or Bursera simarubra.  It grows in south Florida, Cuba and the other islands over to Mexico and the Yucatan.  The wood has some construction uses but is evidently brittle, glue can be made from its sap, the leaves have some medicinal uses and the bark can be used to relieve rashes from plants that are in the poison oak and poison sumac family.

It is used some places as living fence posts as it roots easily from cuttings.  I may have to try growing some in pots the next time I get an opportunity to go to the coast.  

Danny, most of those trees we dug up at your place last July are alive and well in pots.  The jury is still out on the hophornbeam - not sure if it is going to make it or not.
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« Reply #54 on: May 15, 2019, 09:26:56 PM »
One can only hope that it does not make it if you're talking about Ostrya Virginiana, I pretty much keep the chainsaw idling on account of it. The deer don't much care for it and it squeezes out better trees. The wood although small is very reminiscent of hickory but probably a little less well behaved. I think it smells similar to hickory on the grill and isn't bad for planked fish. It decays at least as fast as hickory once down. It is a handsome little tree if it would stay down in numbers to a few per acre but that is not its habit. 
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DonP, the hophornbeam are not numerous here.  I try to have at least one of everything on the dendro list for the FFA forestry contest close by.  North of here a little bit they are used as landscape trees some.
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« Reply #56 on: May 16, 2019, 06:51:08 AM »
Thursday's tree of the day.

 

 

This one should be familiar to many of you.  I have one of these growing in a pot as well.
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« Reply #57 on: May 16, 2019, 07:08:31 AM »
Ours are in bloom now, the largest tree in the eastern forest.
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« Reply #58 on: May 16, 2019, 07:18:39 AM »
There were some huge ones growing at the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest. 
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« Reply #59 on: May 16, 2019, 07:23:38 AM »
That is a very popular species that I saw quite often, but I haven's sawn any since....well a couple of weeks ago.  :)
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