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amish rob
12-01-2016, 08:58 PM
Traversing the state recently, I stopped in one of those places that have these.
This tree was dynamited off private land in the early 50s. This round was cut approximately 100 feet up from the base, because the top was considered total waste. http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h62/kitchenfiddle/20161129_123231_zpsn6bn5z0q.jpg (http://s61.photobucket.com/user/kitchenfiddle/media/20161129_123231_zpsn6bn5z0q.jpg.html)
The little tags are dates.
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h62/kitchenfiddle/20161129_123248_zpsrinotiwx.jpg (http://s61.photobucket.com/user/kitchenfiddle/media/20161129_123248_zpsrinotiwx.jpg.html)
You can see how tight the grain is in this tree.

These things are crazy. And not everywhere, so I thought to share.
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h62/kitchenfiddle/20161129_123403_zpsn8kqyudb.jpg (http://s61.photobucket.com/user/kitchenfiddle/media/20161129_123403_zpsn8kqyudb.jpg.html)
Peace,
Robert

jack grebe
12-01-2016, 09:10 PM
What is it? Redwood?

Jimmy W
12-01-2016, 09:21 PM
Thanks Robert.

chas
12-01-2016, 09:25 PM
I live in a neighorbourhood like that! / Jim

amish rob
12-01-2016, 09:26 PM
What is it? Redwood?
Yes sir. A sequoia from up mountains, as opposed to a coastal redwood, but that is so much hair splitting. :)

Come spring I am running an ultra marathon through a standing grove. I'll take some pictures, then. Lots of trees, lots of stumps, lots of tops left lying.

Peace,
Robert

amish rob
12-01-2016, 09:28 PM
We have places in every direction from us with big slabs like that. We live right in the heart of the old lumber industry.

We mostly drove through flat farmland, which may be hard to believe for some. 3 hours of farms and fields. On way. :)

Peace,
Robert

Canoeyawl
12-01-2016, 09:29 PM
I have been involved in logging a few trees like that and it is interesting to note the drought cycles here in California. If what I saw was real we haven't seen anything in terms of drought! The most noticeable anomaly, scaling off the years roughly with a tape measure, was maybe 800 years ago. The growth rings were over 100 per inch for two inches, and then there were 4-6 rings each in the next two inches!
I have worked with a lot of Redwood, and find the same anomaly in various different homes, in different counties. You have to look at a lot of end grain to see this but to me it is instantly recognizable, like an old friend.

amish rob
12-01-2016, 09:32 PM
I am going to have to check that out. Cool.

Peace,
Robert

C. Ross
12-01-2016, 09:38 PM
Thank you Rob.

I really appreciate your posts. This one is especially good!

JimD
12-01-2016, 09:44 PM
Jesus was born in 4 BC?

amish rob
12-01-2016, 09:50 PM
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h62/kitchenfiddle/20161129_123300_zps0m6vdw0n.jpg (http://s61.photobucket.com/user/kitchenfiddle/media/20161129_123300_zps0m6vdw0n.jpg.html)
I tried to leave this one out, because it's a bit blurry at the top, but this is a cool part, I think. This tree puts people into some perspective once you realize all of the United States' history is in the outer, what?, 8" of a tree some dozen feet in diameter.
And at the center, when this tree started, people had already been around and civilized for at least long enough for one of these trees to grow. :D

I'm glad you all like the pics. I will endeavor to get some more up. I just need to remember to take them. :)

Peace,
Robert

amish rob
12-01-2016, 09:52 PM
Jesus was born in 4 BC?
I've not seen his birth certificate, nor did I make the signs. Next time I stop, I'll mention it to them. :)

Peace,
Robert

JimD
12-01-2016, 09:54 PM
I've not seen his birth certificate...
Peace,
RoberyNobody has. That's because He was born in Kenya and God doesn't want you to know that.

amish rob
12-01-2016, 09:56 PM
:D
Peace,
Robert

Peerie Maa
12-24-2016, 12:37 PM
Jesus was born in 4 BC?

That's over 2000 years ago. No one has a filing system that good.

Canoeyawl
12-24-2016, 12:45 PM
That's over 2000 years ago. No one has a filing system that good.

Around the same period as the dinosaurs?

Peerie Maa
12-24-2016, 12:48 PM
Around the same period as the dinosaurs?

Que? I thought that was 6000 years ago?

amish rob
12-24-2016, 01:08 PM
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h62/kitchenfiddle/20151219_161834_zpszavexglo.jpg (http://s61.photobucket.com/user/kitchenfiddle/media/20151219_161834_zpszavexglo.jpg.html)
Peace,
Robert

skuthorp
12-24-2016, 03:09 PM
Some of the biggest and oldest hardwoods that ever lived were cut down her to make fence palings or just burnt in big windrows by our 'pioneers'. From here I find it difficult not to regard it as vandalism. Yet it continues still in Queensland.
Drip, drip.

David G
12-24-2016, 03:40 PM
Those redwood medallions are, indeed, impressive. Literally awe-inspiring. See my tagline...