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Re: Identify this oak
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2015, 11:04:40 AM »
It is a shame. Another example of how something with communal value is transformed into value for only a few.

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« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2015, 05:09:37 PM »
All things that live die. The biggest and most spectacular are generally closest to that fate.

New ones will grow.
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Re: Identify this oak
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2015, 01:42:43 PM »
Very true.
 

 
My Champion tree is dying.  It's steadily dropping limbs and is about + gone.  This picture was taken during a Chickin Crispin a couple of years ago.
 

 
This one will become my Champion tree.  It makes fishpharmer and I look like dwarfs.


 
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« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2015, 02:22:13 PM »
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It makes fishpharmer and I look like dwarfs.

The pic of the texas size steak on the BBQ grill comes to mind.... 

That crispin was the one with the hot romance going on... had us all on edge.   ;D
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« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2015, 05:08:02 PM »
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That crispin was the one with the hot romance going on... had us all on edge.   ;D
Yup, maybe I should have used a different picture.  :-\
 

 
Here it was when the entire crown was still alive.  This was taken early in the Spring of 2011, when it was just beginning to leaf out.  :)
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« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2015, 12:29:01 PM »
nevertheless, when whether something lives or dies is our choice, then it is our choice, and we shouldn't pretend that this is the same as when it isn't. also, it is very different when those making the choice have little concern for what others who care would choose.


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« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2015, 02:15:22 PM »
I would rather see something useful come from such a tree before it turns into mulch. Just because a tree is big doesn't make it any more valuable a life than a small one. Death is the norm in the forest and all who live there reach that end whether by storm or disease or axe. Seems to me we should worry more about the overall forest health and productivity than the life of a single large tree, no matter how beautiful and rare the individual.
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« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2015, 05:30:28 PM »
I didn't mean to come across as overly attached to an individual tree. I've never even met this one before. The point was that decisions are made all of the time about things that have value to people who are not involved in the decision making. Perhaps that's the way things are, doesn't mean that that's the way things should be.

If it became mulch it would also get turned into something (other than the mulch). it might get turned into several more young trees if its left standing (who knows, one of them might even become the next state champ), also, in becoming mulch it will have played a role in numerous processes that are part of a functioning forest.

Aren't dying trees (left in the forest to turn to mulch) important to "forest health," no matter how beautiful or rare the individual?

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« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2015, 05:55:30 PM »
Thats all fine as long as it is on public land.

If it is my place then just back off. I will manage it as I see fit. I don't need somebody who has no resposibility to pay the taxes or get a return on his investment telling me how I should or should not operate. If you think you should never cut a tree and just want to go play in the woods buy your own woods. You will find they are not cheap and the work is hard if you want to make a living.
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