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    Default Unusual Trees

    Post pics or descriptions of unusual trees or limb formations/growths you've encountered.

    Here's an interesting Magnolia limb from a job last week:
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    Tell that fella to get his hand outta his pocket!!!

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    To put it in perspective, that gap between the trunk and the limb is big enough to put your whole arm through. Well, maybe not Butch's arm, but mine fit. I guess that would've been a more interesting picture -- hugging the tree through the gap, or else posed to look like you were dancing with the tree!

    Here's a snap of the box elder stump I wrecked down a couple of weeks back. It wasn't much to see, but it did qualify as "unusual" and "interesting", as far as the twisting growth pattern.
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    Oh, and I really had Fiona in mind with this thread. I think she gets the blue ribbon / gold star / first place honors when it comes to unusual and interesting trees. Hopefully she can post some more pics here.

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    Fiona, paging Fiona -- or are you en route to Tasmania?

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    Don't know why I'm question-mark challenged online. 😀 New Year's Resolution, better proof reading.

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    Catalpa is one of the more unusual trees for us here -- but a bit pedestrian, to be sure. My children love them, calling them "The Green Bean Tree." Also, the realization is there that if we ever run out of toilet paper, we know which tree has some pretty big leaves to accommodate that need...Click image for larger version. 

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    yes, yes...here I am!

    Back in the land down under, will keep an eye open for some weird ones.
    Keep smiling, they will wonder what you're up to...

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    It's always better when people get the feeling that they will regret their decision, before they have to regret their decision.

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    How 'bout some pics of Railton -- the "town of topiary" ? Our foreman has trimmed this one in Cape Cod:
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    I think I posted this one before...massive, massive gall on some kind of Eucalypt, Evercreech Forest Reserve in Tasmania
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    Keep smiling, they will wonder what you're up to...

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    Another picture of the Funky Tree
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    Keep smiling, they will wonder what you're up to...

    Originally Posted by woodworkingboy
    It's always better when people get the feeling that they will regret their decision, before they have to regret their decision.