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Can you identify trees?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Merick, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. Merick

    Merick IncGamers Member

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    Can you identify trees?

    I think pine and palm trees are the only ones I can indentify. Oaks, pines, elms and more mystify me. I don't even know what kind of tree our front yard tree or our back yard tree is.
     
  2. Freet

    Freet IncGamers Member

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    Yup, I know a tree when I see one.

    *points at a tree*

    See? There's one now.
     
  3. itsPizzarific

    itsPizzarific Banned

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    yeah i know pines and palms.

    and apples.

    and dog woods.

    i might be able to point out a marijuana tree as well. :rolleyes: unlikely though.
     
  4. Nword

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    I know maples and oaks... and pine trees...

    We're stupid :confused:

    I blame Durf :eek:
     
  5. Freet

    Freet IncGamers Member

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    Ok,
    I can distinguish between the more common trees that I've grown up around. Like live oaks, pin oaks, post oaks, ceder, a few varieties of pine, elm, pecan, peach, and a few more.

    Can I describe them in here? No. All I can do is look at them and tell what they are.
     
  6. MixedVariety

    MixedVariety Banned

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    Me too. I can tell a tree from almost anything that is not a tree.

    But yeah, in my old days of foresting in Vermont, I learned to tell plenty of trees from each other. Good money in harvesting firewood.
     
  7. SilentMagik

    SilentMagik IncGamers Member

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    I know all the common ones where I live. spruce, pine, birch, maple, mountain ash, oak, chestnut, aspen, alder, juniper and of course

    The larch.. The larch.
     
  8. Dredd

    Dredd D3 Off Topic Moderator

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    Most of my late spring/early summer days are spent either chopping trees, trimming trees, splitting logs, or planting saplings so yes, I know my trees. :)

    It's good hard work and I absolutely love it.

    It's pretty important to know your trees if you're harvesting firewood. Ash only takes about six months to dry properly. Oak on the other hand can take a couple of years.

    Indeed, a cord of wood up here is worth its weight in gold - thanks especially to the ridiculous fuel oil prices.
     
  9. MixedVariety

    MixedVariety Banned

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    Ah yes, and you have but to look at it and it will split for you. It's like the perfect firewood.
    Conversely, when splitting by hand, I've been known to spend a fruitless half hour vainly trying to open a piece of elm.
     
  10. AeroJonesy

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    If it's in bloom, a cherry tree is an easy call.
     
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    Just palm trees and Christmas trees :(
     
  12. DurfBarian

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    The larch . . . the horse chestnut

    * crowd goes wild *
     
  13. Raistlin Majere

    Raistlin Majere IncGamers Member

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    I am good at identifying trees too. We mostly have oaks on my property, easy to i.d. because they usually are huge and take several hundred years to mature.
     
  14. Jigga-Scrooge

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    one time in my botany class, a lot of the students in the class were slacking, so the teacher made us write a paper saying why he should take us outside and show us how to prune (i think its prune, if im wrong, youll know later) trees. in the paper i basically said how his life was a waste and that class is pointless. so he kicked me out. theres my trees for ya.
     
  15. DurfBarian

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    I can tell you got a lot out of your education.
     
  16. KnightFall

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    I live out in the English countryside so I see lots of trees. I can tell the tree types apart and what they are sure.

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    Look! Half a christmas tree...

    KnightFall
     
  17. Necrolestes

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    Walking library

    I can identify any tree, bird, animal, vegetable, or mineral with just a glance...at the guide book.
     
  18. HAMC8112

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    we can shut down this thread now as i am the treeman supreme. I have got like 75 bonsai, pine and other kinds. For my work i take care of like 300 palm tree's and some 200 laurel tree's in all kinda shape's. I can recognise and name most tree's in the world. How about that!?


    Edit: And i am very modest about it too. :D
     
  19. Amra

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    I am good with the more common trees.

    I should be as I spent a good deal of my youth climbing them.
     
  20. {KOW}Spazed

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    I know most trees around here, if I go farther north I can get confused between the pine trees.

    I'm a Boy Scout, I know how to catch fish with a tree. . .well several ways really. Seriously, I do.


    I have a few trees in my backyard that are kind of unique around here. A Weeping Sherlock(Pine tree that has long tendrils that droop over like all weeping trees), a Dwarf Japanese Maple(its only like 4 feet tall and its 20 years old), and a Black Pine(Needles on it are a very very deep purple, usually looks black unless you look closely at the needles)
     

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