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Poster:1spirit
Date:2012-02-17 14:49
Subject:How am I climbing this tree?
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It was a pretty inspired name to call this tree Emerald Giant. Emerald... it's just glowing.
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Ok you know there are kinda times in your life when you sorta look around- you really have to take stock- you think: How on earth did I get to this point? What am I doing here? How did I get here? Pretty big metaphysical questions to be asking yourself as you're climbing a tree.


James and the Giant Redwoods - Part One
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bwmw4

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Poster:edbook
Date:2012-01-11 12:19
Subject:speak for the trees
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http://www.change.org/petitions/z-let-the-lorax-speak-for-the-trees

go look to see and sign if you agree

Peace

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Poster:edbook
Date:2011-12-26 08:46
Subject:hiding in the tree
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Peace

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Poster:edbook
Date:2011-10-30 21:32
Subject:Streaking in the forest
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Hybrid Cottonwood (Eastern Cottonwood x Black Cottonwood) forest in Boardman, Oregon, USA

©EdBookPhoto.com

This is a planted forest in eastern Oregon that replaced a dry scrubland of sagebrush. The forest is irrigated from the Columbia River and was planted for its biomass to make paper. This hybrid matures quickly and provides the raw material saving other natural forests from the axe.

Peace

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Poster:mila_mints
Date:2011-08-01 19:23
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Poster:mila_mints
Date:2011-07-22 15:57
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Poster:mila_mints
Date:2011-07-22 15:56
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Poster:edbook
Date:2011-06-16 08:04
Subject:Douglas Fir Forest
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Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) Forest
Olympic National Forest - South Fork Skokomish River drainage
Washington state
 
©2011 Ed Book

More Douglas Fir trees here
Peace

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Poster:edbook
Date:2011-03-22 21:43
Subject:Shadow on snow of Red Alder under the light of a full moon
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©EdBookPhoto.com

Seems that this community is hibernating...  here's to a new and welcome season.

Peace

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Poster:edbook
Date:2011-02-15 19:48
Subject:patterns in tree branches on the Kitsap Peninsula
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Washington state Department of Resources forestland on the Kitsap Peninsula that I often visit near my home. 

©2010 Ed Book



 
the local forests
I've seen them grow
with each visit
many I have watched
as the forest changed
an abrupt generation change
and watched the new generation
large trees now
Peace

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Poster:mymichelle
Date:2010-11-05 12:36
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Ivor/squirrel faceoff

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Poster:edbook
Date:2010-10-19 18:36
Subject:Noble Fir and Pacific Silver Fir
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©2010 Ed Book

This is a planted forest of Noble Fir and Silver Fir.  Normally planted forests for timber are Douglas Fir because of it's rapid growth, large size, and strength but at this latitude and altitude (~4,000ft) it and with the Cascade Range's heavy snowfall does not fare well in the short term (decades vice centuries).

When this forest was first logged, the sawmill town (now ghost town) of National (southeast of Mount Rainier) had and still holds the record for the most lumber processed in the world.  They clear cut the mountains and didn't replant them so the forest started fresh again to go through a progression of emergent plants being replaced by other plants dependent on the biomass and nutrients provided by their predecessors.

The forest would, if given time (a few centuries) return to it's mature state but man is too dependent on short term return to allow such.  This section of forest was burned in a forest fire in the 1970's and was replanted to be harvested about 25 years from now. 

The Tahoma State Forest is "School Trust Land" and all profits from logging go to building schools in our state.  They are logged only when doing so can be done at a profit unlike the National Forests that are often logged at a cost to the government for management and roadbuilding.

Peace

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Poster:squid_ink
Date:2010-07-24 11:18
Subject:attention treehuggers in the NE US
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*I know this community has been on the quiet side but I figured I'd share this here ... :(


The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) today announced that federal agricultural officials have confirmed the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in nearby Saugerties, New York (about 25 miles from the CT border). EAB is an extremely destructive plant pest and it is responsible for the death and decline of over 25 million ash trees in the United States in urban and forested settings since June 2002. EAB should not be confused with the Asian Longhorned beetle, recently discovered in the Boston and Worcester areas of Massachusetts.

Trees affected include:
White Ash
Black Ash
Green Ash

Previous infestations have occurred in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Canada.




Source : CT DEP

This is a HUGE problem for NE forests.. if you see what you think is an Emerald Ash Borer or Asian Longhorn, go to this new USDA site for contact information (and for factsheets on the insects)

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Poster:irena_tls
Date:2010-07-09 00:18
Subject:Kyoto Garden
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The oldest tree of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden (camphor tree)
That is said to be 600 years old

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Poster:mymichelle
Date:2010-04-11 12:56
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Poster:mymichelle
Date:2010-03-08 16:28
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sunny hike in CVNP

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Poster:mymichelle
Date:2010-03-08 16:25
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Great Blue Heron Rookery

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Poster:musicphreak
Date:2010-01-24 22:05
Subject:finished japanese maple tree tattoo
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DSCN6828

i may add red leaves when i have more money
PS sorry for my gross skin and the timestamp

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Poster:mymichelle
Date:2010-01-09 16:59
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snow shadows

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Poster:edbook
Date:2009-12-26 23:48
Subject:a new book about an oak and pine forest in autumn
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MY NEW BOOK:





Peace

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