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Forum topic by Lee Barker posted 05-07-2012 05:16 PM 1022 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lee Barker

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05-07-2012 05:16 PM

My friend Mark is a retired smokejumper who has a fascination with all things trees.

Here in Central Oregon, the high desert landscape is dominated by junipers. Mark has made some interesting discoveries and asked some as yet unanswered questions about what he has found in his pursuit of these coniferous senior citizens in the Redmond area.

The first image is from a branch.

The second image is from the trunk of a tree that was removed for airport expansion several years ago. This was about 20 miles from the branch above.

We woodworkers often look at the wood for the characteristics it displays to us, not really thinking about the element of time that went into its creation.

The numbers, reading left to right: 1910 1850 1810 1760 1710

Top to bottom, Napoleon 1700 Jamestown 1500 Columbus Joan of Arc 1300 Marco Polo



-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#1 posted 05-07-2012 05:19 PM

Wow, that really took me aback. That’s incredible to think about.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 05-07-2012 05:24 PM

Wow, indeed!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 05-07-2012 05:40 PM

That is very cool. Thanks for sharing

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#4 posted 05-07-2012 10:07 PM

Awesome Lee! Thanks for sharing with us!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#5 posted 05-08-2012 05:17 PM

Really cool

-- David in Damascus, MD

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