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Re: So how big you want'em ?
« Reply #160 on: May 01, 2008, 06:23:50 AM »
I will admit that I am not the best at identifying specific oaks, as I rarely use any oak lumber.  This is an oak for sure, though.  The leafs are just now coming out here and they are the rounded lobe oak leaf on this tree.  I have noticed this tree in past years, as well.  It can drop quite a few acorns.

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« Reply #161 on: May 04, 2008, 08:19:07 PM »
Now that you mentioned cottonwoods, I had to stop by this one today.  I wasn't going to post it until I get a measurement.  But I'll put it up and maybe somebody can guess the girth before I go back with a tape.  This is in SE Michigan.
 

Tomorrow I'll try a big shagbark hickory, and this time I'll take a measurement.

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Re: So how big you want'em ?
« Reply #162 on: May 05, 2008, 06:00:36 AM »
I'd say handy to 8 feet or 96". Sure is a big'un.  8)
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Re: So how big you want'em ?
« Reply #163 on: May 06, 2008, 10:48:10 PM »
Wow - they don't even have 'em that big in Texas...
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Re: So how big you want'em ?
« Reply #164 on: May 06, 2008, 11:26:50 PM »
I wouldn't be able to put that one on the LT15 :).
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« Reply #165 on: May 07, 2008, 04:42:31 AM »
I've seen one close to 6 feet in Bath on river bank soil, but others I see are 4-5 feet. Two fell in a wind storm once, and lucky for houses they fell the opposite direction, just a week after I warned the owner. Maybe I jinxed her trees.  :-\ These were what we call Carolina Poplar.
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« Reply #166 on: May 07, 2008, 05:12:48 PM »
I wouldn't be able to put that one on the LT15 :).
You could surely put that on the LT15, there just wouldn't be much left of the mill afterwards. :o

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« Reply #167 on: May 08, 2008, 08:48:04 PM »
Dodgy loner may have got me on that last oak I put up.  It is an oak but I looked at it again and it may be a red oak.  I can't place it exactly until the leafs unfold more.  Last week they looked rounded, but they are growing more pointed by the day.  Here is a better oak that I took today...18'3" around near the ground (skinnyest point) and likely to be closer to 20' around at breast height.
 
 

And here is that cottonwood again, and the measurement...23'4" girth. Thats a little less than 8' diameter-close enough SwampDonkey 8) 8)
 

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Re: So how big you want'em ?
« Reply #168 on: May 08, 2008, 09:56:04 PM »
I should wait for Sparty to see the leaves, but could that be a bur oak?

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« Reply #169 on: July 14, 2008, 09:30:59 PM »
Here is a White Birch we have at camp.  I threw the wheeler in for scale. ;D

 

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« Reply #170 on: July 14, 2008, 09:43:58 PM »
This Cedar Burl tree is about 50 feet away.
It was a nice surprise discovery I hadn't seen before. ;)

 

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« Reply #171 on: July 14, 2008, 10:44:42 PM »
Don't let Burlkraft see that picture :o, he'll be out there with a chainsaw before ya know it ;D ;)
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« Reply #172 on: July 15, 2008, 05:53:40 AM »
I named the Cedar "Steve". ;D
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« Reply #173 on: July 15, 2008, 07:20:39 AM »
Yes, it's hard to imagine the forest was full of those big white birch back 70 years ago before the big die off. Most people think of white birch as a small diameter tree these days. Grandfather said it was dangerous to be in the woods hunting near stands with those old dead white birch snags.
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« Reply #174 on: July 15, 2008, 09:07:44 PM »
We had a sawmill on our farm in west central MN. My father often commented that he would have liked to spend a winter in the white pine forests of MN during the hayday of logging around 1900. I took him to northern MN deer hunting one year in a mature pine forest. I believe he spent more time studying the trees than he spent looking for deer. I had no problem with that!

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« Reply #175 on: July 15, 2008, 09:13:59 PM »
Yes, it's hard to imagine the forest was full of those big white birch back 70 years ago before the big die off. Most people think of white birch as a small diameter tree these days. Grandfather said it was dangerous to be in the woods hunting near stands with those old dead white birch snags.

This is the same tree a little further up eh.  It's life cycle coming to an end.

 

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« Reply #176 on: July 20, 2008, 04:21:21 PM »
This is a Catalpa thats in the ballpark of 4' diameter.



I wish I had a picture of the boxwood  from where I used to live ( the guy that built the house supposedly died in 1801 ). The boxwood was 20-25' tall and the ballpark 12" diameter.

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« Reply #177 on: May 19, 2019, 03:46:27 PM »
WYFF-TV, May 10, 2019
 A University of Arkansas professor/researcher has documented a group ancient trees that are among the oldest in the world and they are about an hour's drive from Wilmington, North Carolina. David Stahle, distinguished professor of geoscience, has now identified the oldest known bald cypress in the world and the fifth-oldest type of tree overall. He says it is at least 2,624 years old.  READ MORE

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« Reply #178 on: May 19, 2019, 09:01:59 PM »
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The Black River bald cypress have been around since six centuries before the birth of Jesus.
For the newest study, researchers used nondestructive core samples from 110 trees found in a section of the wetland forest they had not previously visited, Science Daily reported.
That's pretty cool and I'm sure they are quite old. My understanding is cypress is notorious for false rings in response to a varying water table ???.
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« Reply #179 on: May 20, 2019, 06:46:01 PM »
A lot of species have false rings. When they recently aged some 400 year old red spruce they had to account for those false rings and I think also an old red pine recently aged to nearly 400 years. And none of these were all that big for their species or climate they are growing in.
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