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Adventures in Trace Fork #2: Interesting Trees

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Blog entry by Tony posted 04-07-2009 12:43 AM 1044 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Woodworker's Paradise Part 2 of Adventures in Trace Fork series Part 3: What a difference a week makes »

I always carry a camera with me in the woods, and have seen a lot of interesting things, like this massive fallen Red Oak. I was actually standing on this thing while I took the photo:

At the spot where the trail from my mom’s property enters the park, this beast has fallen. My measly 16” chain saw would be no match for this monster:


Lots of lightning hits. This one is all the way down on the canyon floor:


(Every time I pass a big Beech, I wonder if there is a bear in it.)

Another lightning strike. This tree actually survived the blast, but I don’t know how it is still standing:


I see lots of trees with galls, but this one is huge:

This tree reminds me of an Anaconda. It is still very much alive, even laying on the hillside. Any takers on the species? I was thinking Green Ash due to its soggy location, but not now. The leaves haven’t developed enough to tell, but it looks like they are alternate and compound:



Some nice burl. I’ve never found burl larger than about 6” wide on a fallen tree, but I’m keeping my eye on these:





Finally, a couple shots of something I think is in the Aesculus (Buckeye) genus just coming out:




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#1 posted 04-07-2009 10:50 AM

Interesting pictures.
Bring along a chainsaw in you next visit. I think the red oak would be a great deal of wood supply for your projects. Just asking, is cutting fallen trees and taking them out of the woods allowed in your country?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 04-07-2009 11:00 AM

WOW…
Its must be fresh and peacefull there, wish i was there.

Thanks for sharring.

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#3 posted 04-07-2009 02:01 PM

Great series of pictures. Thanks

-- Hope Never fails

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#4 posted 04-07-2009 02:32 PM

woodworm: The legality varies from community to community, state to state. There are several volunteers that help keep the trails clear, but they just cut the wood and roll it to the side. I know of no other woodworkers who go there.

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