The Sasafras Tree

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Blog entry by Roger posted 02-26-2011 01:30 AM 5345 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just thought I’d give everyone a bit of info on this Sasafras Tree that I’m holding up on my prof pic.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#1 posted 02-26-2011 01:44 AM

Very cool !

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#2 posted 02-26-2011 02:59 AM

Whoa, dude. I was wondering about that tree the other day when seeing your prof pic.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#3 posted 02-26-2011 03:07 AM

I like it! I’d have to quartersaw it. Wait, a quarter of that log would still be too big for me to saw.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#4 posted 02-26-2011 03:13 AM

Impressive tree… is that Owensboro? I’m a KY boy lost down here in FLatland. If they ever have to prune that for health reasons, I bet a line forms.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#5 posted 02-26-2011 08:57 AM

Good thing you are hold it up. We’d hate to lose it after all those years ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 02-26-2011 05:40 PM

Now that is pretty cool! Looks like a monster…. BTW… With me being so close to Louisiana and all the Cajuns down there I have developed a love for Gumbo…. On of the main ingredients is “File” which is made of ground sassafras leaves…. Just a tidbit of nifty info….OK… I just made myself hungry….lol

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#7 posted 02-27-2011 02:47 AM

hahaha Dan…. oh yea. New Orleans was awesome… I was there in ‘99. lotsa good eats fer sure. and actually, my wife is makin Gumbo tomorrow… from a recipe from Justin Wilson. (this guy is awesome)..she’s got the turkey stock cookin right now!! oh yea!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 02-27-2011 04:01 AM

My daughter was born in Owensboro but I don’t remember the tree anywhere in town. Where is it?
I do remember having some good times though :-)

-- Life is good.

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#9 posted 02-27-2011 04:31 AM

hey howie. and anyone else that may want to actually see it, It is at the southwest corner of Frederica St./US Hwy 431 and Maple Ave.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 02-27-2011 02:10 PM

Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 02-27-2011 02:50 PM

Cool, I’ll have to admit, when I was in town I wasn’t exactly into trees…....:-)
Actually I lived there twice.
Have a great day.

-- Life is good.

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#12 posted 03-01-2011 05:22 AM

Nice little trees you all got back there. We called them “leave trees” back in the days we logged OG Redwood in Humboldt County (CA). PS Looking thru your gallery a few moments ago; nice work!

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#13 posted 03-06-2011 11:54 PM

NICE TREE…if you have some, please post or send me some more photos of the tree. I have an obsession with trees, and I have not seen a sassafras tree that big before, I’d love them for my photo collection, which someday I will finish my database of tree info and get it on-line, but don’t hold your breath on that.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#14 posted 03-07-2011 04:04 AM

Wow! what a tree, I’m a giant tree nut. I’ve been to New Zealand and seen the giant ancient Kauri trees there, they are massive, and the only trees in the world that rival our own redwood trees here in the U.S. Thanks for posting this.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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