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Blog entry by Karson posted 12-06-2007 02:35 AM 1152 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I received this email from a friend and this is what he said.

These pictures were taken during our trip to Oregon in Aug., 1991. This tree is/was the worlds largest Stika Spruce. The “was” being, the tree was destroyed during the storm last week in the NW. The winds were said to be in excess of 100 mph. Ironically, as the sign says, the largest Fir tree about 3 mi. away was destroyed during a severe storm in Nov. 1962.

I hope you can read the sign, however, the circumference: 52’-6”; height 216’; crown spread: 93’; 700 yrs old; multiple 1000 bf of lumber, enough to built 6 two bdrm houses.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †



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Chip

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#1 posted 12-06-2007 02:42 AM

I wonder what they’re going to do with the wood? I know a sawyer with a portable mill now Karson. Wanna go halves? We would be back for Easter, maybe.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#2 posted 12-06-2007 02:46 AM

I’m up for it. can we store the wood in your shop until I clean out my shop.

Who do you know with a trailer.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Chip

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#3 posted 12-06-2007 02:51 AM

No, no. You give me the lumber in your shop and then you’ll have lots of new space to fill up ;- 0

I was thinking maybe we could get Mot or Bob #2 to drive us and then we would be back in half the time. On second thought, we would probably end up in jail so scratch that idea.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 12-06-2007 04:36 AM

Wow; that’s a tree.

Kind of hurts to hear it was destroyed. Great pitures Karson.

Thanks for the post.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Thos. Angle

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#5 posted 12-06-2007 05:28 AM

I want you to know; that is on the other side of the state.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 12-06-2007 07:52 AM

What a shame. I hope that they use the lumber from the tree for something significant.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#7 posted 12-06-2007 11:48 AM

Sitka spruce… You could build about a million guitars with all of that!

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#8 posted 12-06-2007 12:17 PM

Hello Karson;
—-kind of makes one sad, even though man didn’t take this one down….only the ‘agents’ of nature.

Now what I’m wondering is how many four bay English Barns one could build out of this one?

Another note of interest might be there in the species of wood; Stika Spruce which is the chosen wood for all types of aviation repairs and building of wood flyers (airplanes and aircraft). Thanks to our big brother the FAA this is the standard against which all other acceptable types of wood are measured. So I would imagine that there is enough wood here to start building ‘kit planes’ and go into FAA repair. Federal Aviation Administration: Advisory Circular and AC43. 13-1B ....also makes for some great reading on wood.

Have a great day Karson; and….,
Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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Woodwayze

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#9 posted 12-06-2007 12:32 PM

Build a boat:
Make a wreath from some of the foliage:

Sail what’s left of the lumber across the pond to me in the UK. Halfway across you can cast the wreath in memory of a fine tree!

It’s always sad to see a forest giant felled, however it falls. The fact is, we can’t make our stuff without using trees. So maybe the timber should be used to provide homes, as the fact was mentioned. At least the old giant won’t have died in vain.
John

-- Working fast helps you to arrive at your mistakes in spectacular fashion. (Me 2009!)

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#10 posted 12-06-2007 01:34 PM

I think that WayneC has a big truck for hauling old trees…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dadoo

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#11 posted 12-06-2007 04:22 PM

I gotta truk. LOL!

Actually, I’m real curious as to what they do do with it. Any chance for a followup Karson?

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#12 posted 12-06-2007 09:01 PM

Thats some tree Karson. Terrible shame but every living thing has a lifespan. When you & chip nock it down how about sending a trailer load over to me!.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 12-06-2007 09:14 PM

What an awful thing to happen, I love any tree whatever size it is.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#14 posted 12-07-2007 09:24 AM

ashes to ashes, they all fall down…

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#15 posted 12-07-2007 09:04 PM

Dorje How big a bar can you get on your chain mill? It’s in your neck of the woods isn’t it?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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