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    3 Days Ago
    This woman's name is Blossom. I think she has a small home farm and likes raising goats.
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    And Matt Stemple from Seattle ...
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    Here's Matthew from Vancouver, B.C. ... one who worked to help set lines and assist.
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    4 Days Ago
    Some call the more upright ones reiterations. I use words branches, stubs, protrusions. Since I'm not a climbing arborist, I took advantage of the rigging the team put in another redwood cluster to catch the view from 200 feet. It was raining, and for me that was best. I didn't get a fear of heights, but it was unusual. More the going up and down. Once I was on limbs, it felt more at home. There were two sizes of drops with rain and drip line water falling. And the variations in textures and colors were enjoyable to see from that vantage.
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    This redwood may give a head start on that project. The man on the right is the NBC videographer. I think the climber on the left stopped to show him the "BAT CAVE" where bats flew out the previous day when a French broadcaster interviewed. So there is at least one room started
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    5 Days Ago
    The Brotherhood redwood at Trees of Mystery is bigger than I realized, after taking photos over 3 days there. Expedition Old Growth prepared the tree for experienced climbers and also helped NBC and French broadcasting's interviewers go up for video and questions. The two people on the left were guests of Archangel Ancient Tree Archive.
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    1 Week Ago
    mdvaden replied to a thread Coast Redwoods 2018 in Odds and Ends
    This is not a particularly good photo for clarity, but I like the view and location. Not shown, we found a large Port Orford cedar behind these which is among the 5 largest known. Had a dead top, but it should hang around for a while.
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    mdvaden replied to a thread Unusual Trees in Tree Care and Health
    Outside of places like Japan, certainly. I don't think I've seen one any bigger around in Oregon. In Japan >>> https://www.nippon.com/en/views/b05310/venerable-blossoms-three-of-japan%E2%80%99s-most-revered-sakura.html There are apparently some ancient ones over there.
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    1 Week Ago
    Out here, that would resemble Oregon grape, Mahonia aquifolium, or also the Mahonia nervosa which is similar but shorter.
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    mdvaden replied to a thread Tree care in Tree Care and Health
    Is the IP address out of Pakistan ? Looks like SEO strategy from the 2000 to 2005 era. :)
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    4 Weeks Ago
    mdvaden replied to a thread Unusual Trees in Tree Care and Health
    That tree girl emailed (and or called) a few years ago to inquire if she could see if I could give her a head start to reach some of the larger coast redwoods or new discoveries. She got "cold feet" aboutDecember, and also said she had arborist CEUs to catch up on. She was also worried about rain in December. She was mostly looking for assistance to reach certain trees since she takes self-portraits. Last summer, I got a few photos of another Crescent City woman with the Del Norte titan, closer to the natural flesh style. I don't think I've posted it in the forum yet. Do I have your email right > stigxxxxxgaard ?? Could email that version just for a screensaver, etc..
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    4 Weeks Ago
    mdvaden replied to a thread Unusual Trees in Tree Care and Health
    Like this ?
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    mdvaden replied to a thread Unusual Trees in Tree Care and Health
    This tree is within 2000 feet distance of the one in your last photo.
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    04-18-2019
    mdvaden replied to a thread Unusual Trees in Tree Care and Health
    It looks more kinky from that angle.
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    04-17-2019
    mdvaden replied to a thread Unusual Trees in Tree Care and Health
    Legendary coast redwood.
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    04-14-2019
    mdvaden replied to a thread Unusual Trees in Tree Care and Health
    There is a 4th burl in the distance almost as big as the other 3 burls. One of the largest is out of sight off to the right. Could only get so many in one photo.
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    04-13-2019
    mdvaden replied to a thread Unusual Trees in Tree Care and Health
    We passed this group of redwoods in the midst of Jedediah Smith redwood park up a fork of Clarks Creek. There was an unusual assortment and number of large redwood burls, most of them like 100 feet or more up the trunks. Just one more reason I don't equate fire with burls. Much of what we encounter is a hodge podge and random.
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    02-10-2019
    mdvaden replied to a thread Unusual Trees in Tree Care and Health
    Depends on where they grow. Part of the cause can vanish. A rotted trunk can push a tree over, then itself vanish. Years later, a snow load that may have bent the top the other way is 80 years melted into the past without a trace of evidence. The following is not highly unusual, but is unusual to survive in the under story of the coast redwoods. There are very few western redcedars in Redwood National compared to the Douglas fir and redwoods. And the few are generally in the open more.
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    02-07-2019
    I read this thread first time last night. By the end of the first page, that's the way it seemed. If "morgan" already tested it against another, to great satisfaction, noted near reply #12, why the question in the beginning?
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    01-28-2019
    mdvaden replied to a thread Unusual Trees in Tree Care and Health
    Rather large epiphyte growth. Must be plenty of decay down the center of the Mulberry. If it lasts long enough, the Cherry should split it open someday.
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    01-26-2019
    mdvaden replied to a thread Unusual Trees in Tree Care and Health
    This old Sitka Spruce near Tillamook Oregon is a nice tree. About 11 feet diameter.
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    01-23-2019
    mdvaden replied to a thread Unusual Trees in Tree Care and Health
    It's in Portland's old north / northweast neighborhood. If I recall ... somewhere near NE Ainsworth Street x NE 20th within a 15 block radius. When I stopped to look. I was guessing if this kind of tree ever had to be removed, it would be worth air-spading to cut roots and hoist as much as possible.
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    01-23-2019
    mdvaden replied to a thread Unusual Trees in Tree Care and Health
    This is a maple street tree up in Portland. I think that's a burl base. I recall this being about 8 feet wide at ground level. Took this photo quite a few years ago, so I don't know if the tree is still alive. Probably is though.
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