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Re: Log identification
« Reply #40 on: March 19, 2021, 06:19:33 AM »
Plus- I have never seen a catalpa in the forest competing for sunlight. 
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Re: Log identification
« Reply #41 on: March 19, 2021, 02:37:32 PM »
Bark is the very first thing that I look at when IDing a tree.  Down here in the Deep South with so many species, I find the bark to be very distinctive on most species.
Yes but you have to know age and how it affects the bark pattern, that is by looking at it. If you can peel some off, well that would be cheating.

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Re: Log identification
« Reply #42 on: March 20, 2021, 08:34:49 AM »
After you see a species a thousand times in all seasons, you understand the subtle nuances and differences between the species and the variation within species. It is a lifelong activity, and I am old as some rocks.  
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Re: Log identification
« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2021, 08:39:52 AM »
 It is a lifelong activity, and I am old as some rocks.  
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Re: Log identification
« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2021, 03:14:38 PM »
WDH, Having hauled mostly hardwood sawlogs for 5 years, having to sort by species and rough grade to load #2 and better sawlogs, I have an appreciation for someone who has looked at leafless trees and logs. Add to the equation logs that have been skidded and pushed around  and coated with mud and snow. Sometimes I had to push the grapple down through a foot or 2 of snow, then drop it in the bunks to knock the snow off enough to tell what species or grade it was. Lots of variables when looking at bark, for sure. And yes, I still scratch my head at times.


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