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Re: Looking for a National Tree
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2001, 09:48:37 AM »
I cannot tell a lie . . . The maple should be our national tree.
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Re: Looking for a National Tree
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2001, 03:31:01 PM »
We've overlooked the tree that won the prarie, Bodark. Each settler was told to pack a pail of its seed for their future fences. Native Americans used Bois D'arc as wood for bows. Can't say I could vote for anything that hurts that bad but it deserves a nomination. :)

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Re: Looking for a National Tree
« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2001, 06:10:39 PM »
The mighty oak should be the nations tree! :)
That is my final decision.
Maple was my second choice.
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Re: Looking for a National Tree
« Reply #43 on: March 23, 2001, 06:24:28 AM »
I was looking up rock,chestnut,tanbark...oak,and found this site. Good info on tree species and names.


http://www2.fpl.fs.fed.us/TechSheets/techmenu.html

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Re: Looking for a National Tree
« Reply #44 on: March 24, 2001, 12:45:28 PM »
After finding out that apple is not a native species to the U.S. I feel I wasted my vote. But I can, however change my it here!

I am still looking over all of your personal testimonials to help make my personal choice.

Being a sawyer, I do have sawing preferences. I like black cherry and red oak for beauty. I like pine and cedar for aroma.My least favorite is Ash. It is always dusty. The more you think about this choice the harder it is to make!
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Re: Looking for a National Tree
« Reply #45 on: March 25, 2001, 06:14:57 AM »
Jeff I don't think that your vote was wasted. If that was the tree you feel should be the national tree than so be it. It's the U.S.A. and everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

Now to the bottom line. The redoak is sure a good second choice. ;) But once again thats my personal opinion. Oak first then maple close behind. The more you think about picking just one tree the harder it gets. It took me about a month to decide. Then again I'm alittle slow. ;D
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Re: Looking for a National Tree
« Reply #46 on: March 25, 2001, 06:16:14 AM »
If you like aroma, try black birch and sassafras.  Tulip poplar often has a sweet smell as well, almost like perfume.

If you want dusty while sawing my vote is for black locust.  The dust also irritates the lungs.

Walnut is another beauty for sawing.  I also like the looks of elm.
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Re: Looking for a National Tree
« Reply #47 on: March 29, 2001, 04:41:40 PM »
The following are still in the lead so far, by alphabetical order:
DOGWOOD
MAPLE
OAK
PINE
REDWOOD
Make sure that your wishes are known as this important National symbol is selected. Vote now at
http://www.arborday.org
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Re: Looking for a National Tree
« Reply #48 on: April 11, 2001, 06:00:18 PM »
I just got this e-mail from the National Arbor Day Foundation:

The Vote for America's National Tree has put the following five trees in the lead so far -- (in alphabetical order) Dogwood, Maple, Oak, Pine and Redwood.

We're glad that you have voted and made your wishes known in the selection of this important national symbol. If you have friends who might be interested in voting, you can send the voting link to them via e-mail. Just visithttp://www.arborday.org/efriend and use the automated message to help your friends find the voting site.

Or go here http://www.arborday.org.

So boys and girls if you still have not voted don't delay time is running out.

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Re: Looking for a National Tree
« Reply #49 on: April 28, 2001, 02:00:44 PM »


The Winner Is...
Oak[/size]

Voting Results
 
Tree Number of Votes
Oak  101,146
Redwood  80,841
Dogwood  47,351
Maple  45,111
Pine  23,806
Palm  15,519
Redbud  13,551
Magnolia  11,862
Elm  9,893
Tuliptree  9,567
Buckeye  9,058
Cottonwood (Poplar)  6,710
Douglasfir  6,415
Birch  6,245
Pecan (Hickory)  6,243
Spruce  5,986
Holly 5,848
Kukui  5,559
Baldcypress 3,071
Hemlock  2,812
Paloverde  1,114
Other Writeins  26,920
TOTAL 444,628
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« Reply #50 on: April 29, 2001, 08:28:47 AM »
Oak voters really came out over the Redwood. The designation as a National Tree for the United States now requires legislation passed by Congress. This is now an independent action beyond the voters choice.
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Re: Looking for a National Tree
« Reply #51 on: April 29, 2001, 08:44:47 AM »
HOOOOOORRRRAAAAYYY,, I picked a winner. Now if I could do that at the horse track I'd be sitting pretty. :D

Ron is correct only the start of a long road for the actual, end result.

The Palm is number six on the vote list and to be quite honest it never crossed my mind to vote for it. All in where you live I guess.

Gordon

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« Reply #52 on: April 29, 2001, 07:24:34 PM »
Hooray for oak!

8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

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Re: Looking for a National Tree
« Reply #53 on: April 29, 2001, 07:51:07 PM »
GOOOLLLEEE- I have to wonder at cottonwood getting that high on the list- who knew? Do you think there was a conspiracy of over 6000 members to sneak it in there, or is it thought of affectionately in some places other than wherever I have been? ::)
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« Reply #54 on: April 30, 2001, 06:53:41 PM »
Do you suppose it got in there because of the actions of the Tammy film club?

<cue the music>
I hear the cottonwoods
Whisperin' above...
T-a-a-m-m-y,
T-a-a-m-m-y,
Tammy's in love!
</cue the music>

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« Reply #55 on: May 04, 2001, 01:09:24 PM »
I pretty happy about not having to renounce my citizenship.  Go Oak! 8) 8)        
All the tree huggers in northern California are probably upset.  And that is just terrible  ;D

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Re: Looking for a National Tree
« Reply #56 on: May 19, 2001, 07:14:07 PM »
I suppose I shouldn't be so lazy - the information is probably just a few mouse clicks away - but, is there a particular variety of oak that was selected as the national tree? Or, just oak, in general!

Just curious...

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Re: Looking for a National Tree
« Reply #57 on: May 19, 2001, 09:00:22 PM »
Give California the pussies willow . :D

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« Reply #58 on: May 21, 2001, 08:00:48 PM »
You got something against pussy willows?  >:(

I've got a vase of them rooting in the other room - and I'm thousands of miles from California!

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