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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #60 on: July 08, 2011, 11:46:44 am »
In a tiny corner of western Poland a forest of about 400 pine trees grow with a 90 degree bend at the base of their trunks - all bent northward. Surrounded by a larger forest of straight growing pine trees this collection of curved trees, or “Crooked Forest,” is a mystery.
 

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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #61 on: July 08, 2011, 02:02:22 pm »
 :D  No mystery to me.  That is crop circle stuff.  :D :D

I'll bet someone ran over the whole bunch of them when they were a bit past the seedling stage and they were broken at the base.  :-\
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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #62 on: July 08, 2011, 04:56:54 pm »
 :) Where else would a Cossack park his saddle?

If they are all facing North; what time was the picture taken?  ???

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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #63 on: July 08, 2011, 05:06:11 pm »
I've seen one or 2 trees like that, when a sapling has been knocked over then curves up to grow "straight" again.

But never seen a whole forest of them....

Freak wind storm laid them all over when they were only 3 or 4 ft tall?

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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #64 on: July 08, 2011, 05:08:56 pm »
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If you are looking at the shadows, you have to understand that the sun is down here in Florida and Poland is way up north on the other side of the ocean.  So that means that the sun is a long ways south of Poland and that Florida is in the direction of the left side of the photo.  North is to the right.  :P

Now, if Poland had a sun, then  North would still be to the right 'cause that is the way the trees are facing.  :-\

The picture had to have been taken late in their afternoon or the sun wouln't be up in Florida yet.
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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #65 on: July 08, 2011, 06:23:26 pm »
I've see a whole field of red pine get broken down by ice when they were only 3 feet tall. Probably 25 acres.

Also, aspen damage from snow load, when the snow melts out and slumps from a huge drift it breaks down the stems. I've had them look like those tree buts in a couple sections. Not as much sweep though.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #66 on: July 08, 2011, 06:50:30 pm »
 :D Being Northwest of most Poles myself; I figured it was about 4:00 in the afternoon.

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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #67 on: July 08, 2011, 08:04:28 pm »
There are crooked trees northwest of Saskatoon, Sask. too.  The crooked trees here are a bit different than those ones however but are still crooked nonetheless.   :D  Take a look at this website and you'll see what I mean.  

http://www.pbase.com/sjvucko/crooked

I wonder how many board feet worth of nice straight lumber there is in this grove?   :D  Not even 50 feet away from this grove the trees are straight as an arrow.  ???
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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #68 on: July 09, 2011, 12:21:57 am »
Has to be ancient tree art.
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« Reply #69 on: July 09, 2011, 03:56:20 am »
These crooked trees I posted have been growing there for many years naturally.  The oldtimers have said the trees were there like this when they were young and were actually about the same size then as they are now. ???
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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #70 on: July 09, 2011, 05:48:27 am »
Too much chokecherry wine, the source of alien urine. ;D

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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #71 on: July 10, 2011, 06:24:49 pm »
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My old boss use to say that a circular saw would strighen any log but I don't think he was talking about any thing like that.

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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #72 on: July 11, 2011, 02:25:43 pm »
 :D  Coulda been the chokecherries but then it coulda also been that dandelion wine too.  ;) 

About the only thing that could straighten those logs out would be a chainsaw cutting them into shorter pieces for the campfire.   :D
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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #73 on: July 17, 2011, 04:55:17 pm »
Hi everybody. 

I have a few trees in my woods that are unusual. Yesterday I took pictures of a couple of them. The first is a white birch that at some time must have been uprooted and blown over but it kept right on growing, curving back up as it did. As you can see a crack has opened up in the base and through the bend. That crack is more than two inches wide in some places.

 



 



 




The other tree is a red oak that has a big ugly slanted base, but then turns into a straight tall and beautiful tree.

 



 



 




I don't know what happened to the oak to make it grow like that, but I wonder if the base of it would have interesting grain patterns if I sawed it on my mill.

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Weird, odd or at least strange looking trees
« Reply #74 on: July 29, 2011, 08:14:01 pm »
When you see a tree that don't fit the norm, put a picture of it here...These first two are in a park in the small town of Paden Mississipi...

This is a willow oak grabbing hold of a larger cedar

 





This is a red oak that has self grafted itself back together above the fork, but has not completedly grown together yet.
 







you got a view from both sides  of the tree...I wonder how many people walk right be it and never notice it...Tim
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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #76 on: July 29, 2011, 09:46:37 pm »
I've got two trees I'm going to get pictures of this year during hunting season. Both are oak burls near the bottom portion on each tree. The larger one is at least 24 inches across! This is twice as big as the tree diameter. Really freaky looking. :o
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« Reply #77 on: July 29, 2011, 09:48:05 pm »
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« Reply #78 on: July 29, 2011, 09:51:31 pm »
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Re: A nose for trees
« Reply #79 on: July 29, 2011, 10:18:56 pm »
Here is a tree I thought I posted in here. Burlkraft and I have each had our photos taken with it. It stands about 100 yards into the woods behind my friend Lou's pole barn.

 



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