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   xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Oct 17 12:02 AM

Oct 17, 2010: Mighty Trees

What the terrorists don't understand, is how big we are.
Why just look at one of our trees...



Take that, doody heads.



Cloud  Sunday Oct 17 12:38 AM

there's a whole sub ecosystem up there at the top of those trees. fascinating stuff



Elspode  Sunday Oct 17 01:10 AM

And right now, Rush Limbaugh is looking at that picture and saying to himself, "What good is that tree unless it gets cut down and turned into lumber to be sold so someone can make a profit off of it?"



Juniper  Sunday Oct 17 02:29 AM

Gotta do it.




Gravdigr  Sunday Oct 17 03:21 AM

Metoometoometoo!!




Juniper  Sunday Oct 17 03:37 AM

OMG, that Rush song is one of my favorites. :::applause:::

My love for Rush is very nearly equal to my love for Cat . . . .



Gravdigr  Sunday Oct 17 03:43 AM

I think it's better as a poem than as a song.



LasloHlyfeld  Sunday Oct 17 04:19 AM

Those Hobbits can climb that thing all they want - it's not going to help the Ent council reach a decision any faster.



Nikolai  Sunday Oct 17 06:59 AM

Well if its a tree video thing we got going on, I love this one by Stereophonics, wonder how many matches would be made of Bruces massive trunk?



morethanpretty  Sunday Oct 17 08:28 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by LasloHlyfeld View Post
Those Hobbits can climb that thing all they want - it's not going to help the Ent council reach a decision any faster.
Maybe they're trying to find the female Ents.


jinx  Sunday Oct 17 10:32 AM






Bullitt  Sunday Oct 17 01:41 PM

Is that tree from the National Geographic article a couple months ago?



Trilby  Sunday Oct 17 02:22 PM

That's a mighty big tree, Lou.



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Oct 17 02:36 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bullitt View Post
Is that tree from the National Geographic article a couple months ago?
I could be, the site I found it on didn't give any photo credit.


spudcon  Sunday Oct 17 03:21 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspode View Post
And right now, Rush Limbaugh is looking at that picture and saying to himself, "What good is that tree unless it gets cut down and turned into lumber to be sold so someone can make a profit off of it?"
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101017/...hquake_housing

I wonder how many tree huggers are living in stick frame housing?


glatt  Sunday Oct 17 03:38 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by spudcon View Post
I wonder how many tree huggers are living in stick frame housing?
There are trees, and then there are trees.

I'm a woodworker, and I live in a partially stick framed house, but even I want to see a remarkable and rare specimen like the tree in the original post preserved for my kids and grandkids to see.


spudcon  Sunday Oct 17 05:31 PM

I'm sure Rush Limbaugh and almost everyone else feels the same. Conservatives are not the monsters they are portrayed to be.



Cloud  Sunday Oct 17 06:02 PM

yep; it's from NatGeo; and a composite of 84 images

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/re...gatefold-image



Wombat  Sunday Oct 17 06:03 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bullitt View Post
Is that tree from the National Geographic article a couple months ago?
Yes, I recognise the pic from that article. It was printed as an extra-long fold out side-ways pic, very impressive. I remember the article saying the pic is a composite of many smaller photographs taken from at least four different heights: it had to be done this way because the tree is just too tall to fit in one shot.


monster  Sunday Oct 17 06:42 PM

so how many giant trees in a chilean mine rescue shaft?



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Oct 17 07:52 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cloud View Post
yep; it's from NatGeo; and a composite of 84 images
I assumed from the edges it was a composite. All my pictures of those trees, barely show the top half in the distance.


xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Oct 17 07:58 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by spudcon View Post
I'm sure Rush Limbaugh and almost everyone else feels the same.
Conservatives are not the monsters they are portrayed to be.
Of course they're not... just Rush.


Pete Zicato  Monday Oct 18 10:45 AM

Zing 2 had a biology teacher who's wife is a professional competitive tree climber. I bet she'd like that tree.



k012957  Monday Oct 18 03:11 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspode View Post
And right now, Rush Limbaugh is looking at that picture and saying to himself, "What good is that tree unless it gets cut down and turned into lumber to be sold so someone can make a profit off of it?"
No, he's looking at that picture and saying to himself, "How wonderful it will be when that tree is cut down, turned into lumber, and made into a professional baseball bat or a concert grand piano."

Just remember to quote the Maha Rushi properly!


xoxoxoBruce  Monday Oct 18 03:12 PM

"Professional competitive tree climber." How's that for a conversation starter at cocktail parties. I wonder what a headhunter would do with a resume like that.



classicman  Monday Oct 18 03:36 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by k012957 View Post
when that tree is cut down, turned into lumber, and made into a
THOUSAND MILLION professional baseball bats or concert grand pianos."
FTFY - and welcome out of hiding


xoxoxoBruce  Monday Oct 18 03:41 PM

No baseball bats from redwood, pianos either, as far as I know.



classicman  Monday Oct 18 04:36 PM

Good point. Lots of Decks or planters then.



Adak  Tuesday Oct 19 02:43 AM

What a tree! Perspective is nice though. We need a bunch of these beauties, to show our kids what they can be, but a really mature redwood forest is almost barren of wildlife and other plant species.

Redwood tree's have a way of directing rain downward to their own roots, (leaving the other area's rather dry), and the thick duff they drop to the forest floor, inhibits other plants from growing.

The herbivores leave, because there is so little food for them. The birds leave because the plants and the seeds they eat - even the worms - are more scarce or harder to find. The predators leave because their prey has left.

That's why the Indians burned the forests, periodically. If it wouldn't burn, they had to move on, or get other food to supplement the lean pickings available in the forest.

You don't want to do a survival course in a mature growth Redwood forest. There's very little to eat. Water is no problem, but food is. Here's a documentary on one outdoorsman, that tried it, in the Canadian wilderness:

http://www.fastpasstv.com/tv/alone-in-the-wild/

In a mature coniferous forest.

Mature evergreen forests are nice, but they aren't the epitome of Mother Earth at her most bountiful - far from it.



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Oct 19 03:04 AM

What, no spotted owls?
That forest is nice for camping though. Minimum intrusion by insects, slithery stuff, man eaters, poison ivy, and Jehovah's Witnesses.



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