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A nose for trees
« on: May 27, 2002, 04:04:33 pm »
Do any of you notice different trees that stand out for one reason or another? Strange form, weird growths, or maybe perfect form? Just something that makes that tree stand out?  I would like to see pictures of those trees in this thread!
Here is the Tree that inspired this, I have looked at it for years, but never had the camera with me until today. I wonder if anybody else has ever noticed a nose for trees? :)


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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2002, 04:14:28 pm »
I like a cedar tree because they smell good and the boards are easy to carry.
Here`s another novel idea for you Jeff, start a tree zoo with all the different species of trees in one location.
You`ll need a high fence because some of them will be really tall.

Jeffs TREE ZOO

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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2002, 05:28:39 pm »
Ran across this site up near Crystal Falls Michigan in the far western end of The U.P.  The rock was obviously split apart as the tree grew. This tree is now dead, but a new rock splitter is growing now in the crack to the left. I stood and took in this site along the highway for a longtime.







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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2002, 08:19:46 pm »
That's "Split Rock", a local reference point. There use to be a sign there along the highway noting it as such. I'll be going by it tomorrow on way to Iron River.
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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2002, 06:07:38 am »
There is a tree that stands in the v where U.S 27 south and U.S. 10 east come togther just north of Clare MI. Its down in a little ditch surrounded by weeds and brush. I wonder if I am the only one that has ever noticed it? I call it the burl tree. The picture I have of it does not do it justice. I will try to get a better photo, but I have to stop on the expressway and run off to get one, and the timing and traffic never seems quite right when I go by with the camera. :)

This tree has a massive trunk that seems to be made up of burl upon burl upon burl. up the trunk on the limbs. everywhere.  They were working on the highway this year and I thought for sure that the widening project would take this tree out. I was determined to get it somehow if it did, but a call to the county garage told me the tree will be staying. Probably forever. Aint it a shame that even when it dies because of its location it will never be able to be touched.

I'll just keep dreaming about the figure that must lie beneath the bark.








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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2002, 12:27:41 pm »
A fresh picture. Ya know, I don't even know the species here.



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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2002, 01:06:14 pm »
Some Kinda Willow?

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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2002, 06:46:28 am »
Cedar Trees In Rock. Northern White Cedar trees growing in rock near St. Ignace, Michigan,1964.



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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2002, 07:54:22 pm »
I got this picture off the back of the May/June 1986 Fine Woodworking magazine. Following is what the caption says:
Unlike most of us, Axel Erlandson preferred to do his woodworking with live trees. for almost 40 years, Erlandson bent, grafted, split boutnd and coaxed trees into extraordinary shapes. When he died, in 1964, Erlandson's roadside tree circus near Santa Cruz, Calif., contained more than 70 specimens, a few of which are shown here. Thought many of the trees died of neglect in the decades after Erlandson's death, 28 have recently found a home in a nearby botanical garrden and park.

These pictures of the trees were from 1986, I wonder what they look like now!


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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2002, 06:42:57 pm »
I took this picture Christmas Day. It is of probably my Favorite tree to look at. It is a humungous White Oak that stands alone in a field on the Weidmen Rd. in Isabella county. It just seems to be perfect, winter or summer. No matter what angle you approach from the tree has the same shape.

I wish it was outside my window so I could see it more often but then I probably would start seeing boards instead of Natural Beauty. ;)

I think this is a pretty cool Picture. :)



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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2002, 07:17:51 pm »
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You will be having nightmares if you try picturing??? boards in that tree.;D  It is a beauty tho.
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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2002, 02:12:16 pm »
The local kids worship this tree.




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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2002, 04:04:17 pm »
Whats the story on this tree MV?
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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2002, 05:08:59 am »
Great picture of the white oak Jeff.  There are a few trees like that in the river bottoms outside Columbia MO.  A friend of mine who died of cancer showed me the tree and we spent tme underneath her during his illness.

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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2003, 09:31:23 am »
Lets see if I can get pic # 2 to work now.  Here is what I named a "saddle".  I am sure it has some other name, but hey I like it.  I have found several like this after I started looking for them.  This is just north of Kent City MI.
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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2003, 12:10:55 pm »
John do you have a close up of whats going on there? It looks interesting but I cant figure out what I am looking at. :)
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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2003, 12:36:29 pm »
Hey Jeff, found this one pretty close, is that a crows nest or what? :D :D :D

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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2003, 01:06:00 pm »
How many nails do you reckon got into that tree? :D
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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2003, 03:40:38 pm »
Jeff, I think that might just be a young male tree, as opposed to the old male tree, posted above. ;D
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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2003, 04:12:52 pm »
Here is North Florida's giant redwood.  It's located on US-17 on the South side of the Nassau River, north of jacksonville and is the sole creation of  cell telephone company that has run amok.

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300 feet tall  with wimpy branches attached to its top, this tree is supposed to be inconspicuous sitting amongst the 75 foot pines at its base.  

I would sure hate to be a soldier that had to depend on these folks to design my camo.
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