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Mimosa Tree
« on: July 19, 2003, 02:14:41 PM »
Any of you guys got any of these trees. I think I have finally determine it is a Mimosa. Whats it good for?
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Re: Mimosa Tree
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2003, 02:58:01 PM »
It is an invasive species and not liked in Florida but by those who want it for a yard tree.  It doesn't get large enough to provide for lumber.  It's wood is pinkish colored and turns browner upon drying.  It is used more by turners who create bowls than by any other wood workers.  It can be used for fuel.


Mimosa is a name given to many small plants and trees from a 1" ground cover type, sensitive mimosa (see our tree and plant ID), to various acacias which reach heights of 10-15 ft.

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Re: Mimosa Tree
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2003, 03:09:16 PM »
Tom,
I don't know what to say except,
You Are Good
I had 2 questions about this tree and you answered them both without being ask.
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Re: Mimosa Tree
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2003, 06:51:54 PM »
I wouldn't consider it an invasive tree here although a lot have been planted in yards and they seem to grow fairly well.  They are kinda attractive and the humming birds like them.
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Re: Mimosa Tree
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2013, 06:56:55 PM »
I'm resurrecting this post because someone brought me short logs from a dying mimosa. It had a small leaflet sprouting from the bottom cut and had the typical spherical puffy blooms this year. It was 18" at the base.

 

 

This 1/8" veneer, backlit by the sun, was translucent it had so much water in it. When green it is quite heavy - we measured its density at 52 lbs/ ft^3. Googling mimosa revealed quite a bit of variation in this value. One site reported 1.11 g/cm^3 which is denser than water. I doubted that.

 

 

My friend is a master furniture builder and here he is (green shirt) admiring his lumber with a mutual friend. What can we expect when it dries out?

 

 
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Re: Mimosa Tree
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2013, 07:09:34 PM »
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One site reported 1.11 g/cm^3 which is denser than water. I doubted that.

Why?  Wood cell walls are denser than water. Thus some wood sinks when in water.
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Re: Mimosa Tree
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2013, 07:16:23 PM »
I'm resurrecting this post because someone brought me short logs from a dying mimosa...

Kellogg,

Since all three members who participated in the original thread have passed on, you REALLY are working this resurrection thing a bit hard.  :o

Herb

BTW, that's quite the mimosa specimen. I cut one down which had a twelve inch diameter at the ground a few years back. Gave the "log" to a turner I know. Not sure if he ever did anything with it...


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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2013, 07:46:58 PM »
Kellogg,

Since all three members who participated in the original thread have passed on, you REALLY are working this resurrection thing a bit hard.  :o

Herb

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That was an unfortunate choice of words - my apologies for insensitivity.
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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2013, 08:10:59 PM »
I think those three are prolly getting a kick outta that "resurrected" line.  ;D

Remembering at least two of them, they'd be the first to toss that one out there. ;)
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Re: Mimosa Tree
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2013, 09:38:16 PM »
Are you sure that it is mimosa?  Bark is way wrong for mimosa from what I have seen.  It is usually way smoother than your pic.  Looks more like Cunninghamia lanceolata, also called china fir or monkey puzzle.

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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2013, 09:43:26 PM »
I've never heard of a MONKEY PUZZLE  :D......but I'm guessing that's what it is.  :D
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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2013, 09:47:43 PM »
That is probably not the right common name.  I never seen the first puzzled monkey in any of them. 
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« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2013, 09:53:42 PM »
That is probably not the right common name.  I never seen the first puzzled monkey in any of them.

What kind of BARK does a Puzzled MONKEY have if a Puzzled Monkey barks? 
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Re: Mimosa Tree
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2013, 09:55:32 PM »
It ain't smooth. 
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Re: Mimosa Tree
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2013, 10:06:33 PM »
Are you sure that it is mimosa?  Bark is way wrong for mimosa from what I have seen.  It is usually way smoother than your pic.  Looks more like Cunninghamia lanceolata, also called china fir or monkey puzzle.


I thought Monkey puzzle trees were from the south american araucaria araucanna. But no monkeys there either.
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« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2013, 10:08:30 PM »
Yes, I believe that you are right on the monkey puzzle name. 
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« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2013, 10:53:12 PM »
The only Mimosa I remember sawing had a much darker wood with a reddish hue to it.
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« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2013, 10:56:13 PM »
Leaflet does not look like mimosa, nor the wood.  Mimosa wood looks a lot like light mahogany.
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« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2013, 11:07:35 PM »
Looks like Bald Cypress to me.
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« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2013, 11:13:38 PM »
Kellogg,

Since all three members who participated in the original thread have passed on, you REALLY are working this resurrection thing a bit hard.  :o

Herb


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Bob,

Well, like some of the other members have already said, I'm pretty sure at least a couple of those guys are rejoicing in laughter at the unintended humor of your words and I didn't mean to imply that you had committed any kind of offence...

I just found it funny myself and hoped to lighten up the thread a bit with my observation. I think I probably didn't do as good of job of saying that as I should have. I'm sure Mr. Tom would have found it funny and Bro. Noble would have probably blamed it all on those "stupid cows"...

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