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Some fast growth
« on: August 26, 2015, 03:54:07 PM »
This is a red oak I sawed today and I have never seen growth rings like this in a oak log before. It did cut pretty easy though. ;D

 

 
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Re: Some fast growth
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2015, 04:07:16 PM »
Yowzer! Any idea what type of area it was growing in? Highland, lowland, near an ag field, etc?
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Re: Some fast growth
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2015, 05:24:51 PM »
That is amazing!  A hybrid tree of some sort?

I would be curious to see what some of that quarter sawn would look like.   

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Re: Some fast growth
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2015, 06:12:41 PM »
Wow! Thats some crazy growth.

I sawed a spruce last fall that looked like that. Made nice 2x4's though. ;D
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Re: Some fast growth
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2015, 07:07:02 PM »
Wow Jake, that must be record book growth.   :o
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Re: Some fast growth
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2015, 08:06:26 PM »
      Is that water oak?  Willow oak? Laurel oak?  Down here, those all look like that if they're yard trees.
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Re: Some fast growth
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2015, 08:14:12 PM »
Looks like that one might've been planted above someone's septic system.
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Re: Some fast growth
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2015, 08:57:12 PM »
What is unusual is the very narrow band of earlywood.  Almost just a single row of pores.  Never seen that before in oak.  Jake said that it must have grown over an old dinosaur. 
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2015, 09:47:50 PM »
Grown over a septic tank......... or a nuclear waste dump?  :o The only thing I've ever seen grow that fast was paulownia, and even in those the biggest growth rings were maybe 5/8". Wow.

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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2015, 09:54:07 PM »
I turned some bowls from a chunk of mimosa that had growth rings like that. Didn't do very well, came apart like shake.
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Re: Some fast growth
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2015, 09:55:10 PM »
The thing is that Jake only cuts forest grown trees that are delivered to a mega-large hardwood sawmill.  No yard trees coming into that mill.  This almost has to be a bottomland red oak, like a water oak, willow oak or a laurel oak. 
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« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2015, 01:18:08 AM »
Does size of growth rings and medular rays have a correlation? Would that be a good tree or bad tree to quarter saw?
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Re: Some fast growth
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2015, 04:12:36 AM »
I see trees from time to time that will have one or two growth rings like this on one side, but I have never seen a tree that had this many and that were fairly even all the way around the tree. It was most certainly not a yard tree as it was about 35" on the but end and at 40' the top was about 25". There was not a bunch of big knots like a yard tree would have. They have been bringing in some nice sized logs so at least one of the loggers must be in a pretty nice tract of swamp somewhere.
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« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2015, 05:00:55 AM »
We have pine that grows like that, and some of the hardwood Aussie eucalypts are the same in our climate.

But that's pretty impressive for Oak. Very fertile site, and possibly South of it's normal range (longer growing season?)
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Re: Some fast growth
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2015, 07:15:36 AM »
The bottomland red oaks in South Georgia have the longest growing season for all the native red oaks. 
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« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2015, 11:40:10 AM »
The riparian trees out here like Arizona ash, Arizona walnut, Fremont cottonwood can grow like that if the water is close. We have a very long growing season. All we need is wet.
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Re: Some fast growth
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2015, 05:28:36 PM »
I looked the bark and the log over better the next morning and even sent some pics to WDH. We are in agreement that this tree was a Southern Red Oak. This fact makes it even that much more impressive as it is doubtful that the tree grew in a bottom, and the fact that it didn't have any rot in it which is common in Southern Red Oak when it gets to this size. Maybe it grew so fast the rot couldn't catch it.  :D
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« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2015, 06:23:10 PM »
Did it have a lot of sap wood.  i have seen a few southern red oaks with growth rings like that before.  they all had about 30% white sap wood on them

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Re: Some fast growth
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2015, 06:52:11 AM »
Didn't notice it having that much more but can't say I looked at that. I couldn't take my eyes off the growth rings. :o
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Re: Some fast growth
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2015, 07:06:16 AM »
You might better stop goo gooing over those growth rings and get back to work.Remember comrade you need to be cranking out at least 15 mats a day.You have been hanging out with WDH too long.
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