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Old Trees

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Stanford Guitar, Feb 24, 2021.

  1. ponce

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    Took this photo today on the way to work.
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    Marc Morfei Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Yes, but we need more Walmarts.
     
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    archetype Fiend of Leo's

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    Ancient. It's seen a lot.
     
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    Danb541 Friend of Leo's

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    I spent some time on that Campus many moons ago...We created our own disc golf course using those green light poles and wham o frisbees...30 years ago. I know exactly where that tree is.
     
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    Or not.
     
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    Amazing how much everywhere looks the same. That pic could have been taken west of Blackwell's Corner on the way to the coast.
     
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    I am very familiar with that particular oak; to say it is magnificent would be an understatement.
    Between the many stately centuries old oaks & the enormous cypress trees in Louisiana, the place is certainly a tree hugger's paradise, beside being a sportsman's paradise.
     
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    Speaking of trees, I LOVE the Far Side comic where a father and son cut down a huge, old tree. While pointing at the tree rings, the dad says to the son; "And see this ring right here, Jimmy? That's another time when the old fella miraculousy survived some big forest fire."
     
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    That's about when I was a student. Frisbee golf seems to be making a comeback these days...
     
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    I was assuming (hoping) Marc Morfei was being sarcastic about the need for more walmarts.
     
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    It is said that before the blight , a squirrel could climb into a Chestnut tree in Georgia and not touch the ground until Maine simply by hoping from one Chestnut tree to another .
     
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    Some of them just have a presence all their own.
     
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  13. Stanford Guitar

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    This is a close up of a Redwood where I MTB called Methuselah. She's about 2000 years old, one of the oldest trees in NorCal. 14 feet in diameter and about 44 feet around.

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    This is a beautiful photo. Hope you don't mind that I am using it as my desktop background!
     
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    tery Doctor of Teleocity

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    Savannah , Georgia trees .

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    I have a 200 (or so) year old pecan tree on my property. I have been told by locals that Confederate soldiers would take rest breaks under the shade it provided. (currently raining too hard or I would go out and snap a pic)
     
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    I live in the southern reach of the Great Plains. 200 years ago there were no trees. There was nothing except grass...a virtual sea of it.
     
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    Immediately behind my house is a Smokehouse Apple tree that was propagated via a scion from the old tree that once stood here . Fortunately , I had the foresight to have this done before the demise of the original . That old tree was my Grandfather's pride and joy and is , in my opinion , possibly the best example of the Smokehouse variety to be found .
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    This looks just like our property looked like in Paulden Arizona which is 1.5 miles north of Phoenix. We had 6 acres and 5 scraggly looking trees on it but great mountain views just like your pic. I now live in NW South Carlina on 6 acres and I now have hundreds of trees on my property.
     
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    REAL lumberjacks...
     

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