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survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 6, 2009 - 01:57pm PT
I have been in love with Bonsai trees for many years now, but got rid of all my trees when I left Alaska and then D.C.

I have to start all over here in New Mexico.

I have some killer pix from the National Arboretum in DC that I will try to scare up, but in the meantime....








But of course the thing that really inspired me about bonsai in the first place is all the mighty, gnarly old guys we get to see in the mountains and growing straight out of cliffs!

I only have a couple scanned from the Rockies this past summer, but here they are.




I've already seen some awesome old dome toppers on other threads, so post 'em if you got 'em.
I LOVE OLD TREES!!!!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 6, 2009 - 02:00pm PT
I posted a couple of the elderly bristlecones above Lone Pine
in the thread below:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=754725&msg=755530#msg755530

Survival
Did you ever visit Longwood Gardens outside of Philly?
They have a gorgeous collection of bonsai also!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2009 - 02:18pm PT
Thanks guys,

That's exactly what I was hoping for!

Edit: Steve, no I've never been there. Wish I had!

Angus Bilthost, That really is Treebeards cousin!
Pity you didn't have time to talk....
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2009 - 02:24pm PT
Oregon Cascades.

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2009 - 02:27pm PT
Needles Firetower and Bonsai.

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2009 - 02:29pm PT
Needles. Not the best tree picture, but cool anyway.

wtfd

climber
Feb 6, 2009 - 02:30pm PT
i was amazed at this little guys staunch determination to simply be, i probably looked like a 2 year old repeating him verbatim.
this tree lives right above the notch at the needles...
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 6, 2009 - 02:34pm PT
Survival
If I get a chance this weekend, I'll try and scan
a few of the bristlecone pix I took in Great Basin NP years
ago. They're special trees.
Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Feb 6, 2009 - 02:39pm PT

Golden gate park

Muir woods

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2009 - 02:52pm PT
wtfd, I get it dude..I totally get it! Awesome tree.

Tami, thanks for the story. I was a tree planter too!! On the Oregon coast range. Brutal work, yes. Special moments, yes.
I personally planted over a million. I've been back to units I planted to find 30-40 ft trees! Late 70's, money wasn't that bitchin'...

Indianclimber, those are beautiful man. MORE PLEASE!!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2009 - 02:56pm PT
BlinnyTheNutJob,

Thanks girl, beautiful.
I was hoping you'd see the thread about my daughter....
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 6, 2009 - 03:25pm PT
Tami, unkempt? No!

Outta control?

No way!
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Feb 6, 2009 - 03:32pm PT
Mountain hemlock, Montague Island, Prince William Sound.



Bansai, or not bansai? I came across this one on a small island off of Montague.

Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Feb 6, 2009 - 03:36pm PT
Lovers Leap
Mike.

climber
Feb 6, 2009 - 03:48pm PT
Cool, cool.


Ever drive through Ancient Bristlecone Pine near While Mountain and guess which one's the oldest living thing on earth?


http://www.sonic.net/bristlecone/Schulman.html


To my knowledge the location is kept from the public for the tree's safety.






vvv Manure Pile?
Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Feb 6, 2009 - 03:49pm PT
Talk about trees in a hurry
Guess where in the valley this one is

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2009 - 03:56pm PT
Paul, yeah definitely, definitely bonsai..yeah..definitely..
Great trees. I knew an Alaskan would come through.

Indianclimber,
I have no idea where the tree in a hurry is.
He's tryin' to get to the Mountain Room Bar before closing time?
Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Feb 6, 2009 - 03:57pm PT
SP Dome

Valley
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2009 - 03:59pm PT
Whoa, those are great. Especially that first one!!

Holy buckets, I can feel the age, hardship and wisdom just dripping off of it!
Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Feb 6, 2009 - 04:00pm PT
Running tree is on Royal Arches
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno
Feb 6, 2009 - 04:05pm PT
I dig trees too!





Kind of Tree Related...
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2009 - 04:08pm PT
Nefarius, beautiful.
Nice contribution!
MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 6, 2009 - 04:12pm PT
Here's Phillip, my now-deceased semi-cascading green mountain pine in his place in my van:


and some shots from Huntington in LA a few weeks back:






Bridge and tree

synergy:


and your moment of zen:

midarockjock

climber
USA
Feb 6, 2009 - 04:16pm PT
?
http://engraved-on-his-hands.home.att.net/Stromata/Lganimal/Plants/Eucalyptusregnans-2e.htm
?

The tallest tree in the world I also believe is/was a Eucalyptus
in Australia. The tallest I have removed in CA was 157' being
a Camaldulensis. The largest Trunk I removed of this genus was
78" at legal dbh located in Lakewood CA. and only about 90' tall,
it was Globulus. The largest CA. wind row trees I have seen were
near Salinas and the Largest street trees of this genus were in
Riverside CA.

The largest species in the world that I removed made another
the largest in the world. The 1'st I climbed the 2'nd then
the largest blew over and was picked up with a 16 ton stinger
and Cat 910. Both Pinus Torreyana.
1. Was in Pasadena CA.
2. Was in Beverly Hills CA.

I don't mind if videos are posted without my name.

Trail of the 100 giants has some fun ones to climb. None
of the Giganteum there are 400' and I know of no Sempervirens
being 400'.
philo

Trad climber
boulder, co.
Feb 6, 2009 - 04:26pm PT
This one is from Red Rock Nv. I believe it fell over after the heavy snow of last year. So it became a Banzai tree in a manner of speaking.


Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Feb 6, 2009 - 04:59pm PT
I thought this would be bhodi tree thread.

Those eucalyptus get bigger than I ever knew.
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno
Feb 6, 2009 - 05:14pm PT
Thanks, Survival.

MisterE: Love those pics! Especially #3 - Any info on that?

A couple more:


While not a tree, I really dug how this guy was stickin' it out, doin' his own thing and surviving in the dunes...

tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Feb 6, 2009 - 05:30pm PT
Here's a few more




survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2009 - 05:33pm PT
Awesome you guys, just AWESOME!!
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno
Feb 6, 2009 - 05:39pm PT
Yeah, tons of great stuff in here. Still really want to know about the trees in MisterE's image #3. Those are rad!

"No Lois."

hahaha Amen, Tami!
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Feb 6, 2009 - 05:43pm PT
Not so much pics of great trees, but pics I like with trees in them.









Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Feb 6, 2009 - 06:04pm PT
Sometimes when they are not a beautiful tree they still have something to give....


Twisted

Dapper Dan

climber
Menlo Park
Feb 6, 2009 - 06:09pm PT


Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Feb 6, 2009 - 06:23pm PT
Wallace Creek on way to Whitney from Kern River...

MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 6, 2009 - 06:38pm PT
Nef: the bonsai trees except for the first one are part of the permanent collection of Huntington. I didn't write down any info on the trees - sorry.



This one is a dead tree some how wedged between rocks in the last 10 feet of it's base and sticking out almost impossibly to where you can touch it on route:

Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Feb 6, 2009 - 06:43pm PT
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Feb 6, 2009 - 06:49pm PT
Nice thread.

Here's a few



Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Feb 6, 2009 - 06:52pm PT
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Feb 6, 2009 - 06:54pm PT
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Feb 6, 2009 - 06:56pm PT
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Feb 6, 2009 - 06:57pm PT
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2009 - 06:58pm PT
Ah yes...peace.

Thanks you guys, this is really turning into what I hoped for.

Thanks Jerry, Is that one old leaner on top of Watkins??
Edit: On second thought, it looks too close for Watkins.

Excellent all the way around.

Edit:The one by the stream is truly bonsai!!
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Feb 6, 2009 - 07:07pm PT
Bonsai! Ironically, my aunt is a bonsai hunter up in Oregon. She "harvests" and resells the trees. tsk, tsk. Shameful.

Yes that is on Watkins.
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Feb 6, 2009 - 07:26pm PT
Gobi

Trad climber
Orange CA
Feb 6, 2009 - 07:39pm PT




Some B&W's

How do I size these down? I'm sure I could figure it out but I'm really lazy
wtfd

climber
Feb 6, 2009 - 08:55pm PT
i think it was mr e a page back or so that had a nice jin on one of his specimens...good work
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
North of the Owyhees
Feb 6, 2009 - 10:17pm PT
Wood is a real cool medium to groove on LIFE!

Trees have to live where they are! That takes a certain kind of resolute strength, unimaginable to moving creatures........
Trees have Might.
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Feb 6, 2009 - 11:28pm PT
I like trees too -





MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 6, 2009 - 11:35pm PT
That last picture makes me sad, Rick.

But I guess a necessary part of my reconciliation with the natural world as a carpenter. sigh
nita

climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Feb 6, 2009 - 11:40pm PT
One of my favorite trees, Sycamores. Across the street from our house at Sycamore Pool, a paved portion of Big Chico Creek. A few salmon still manage to pass through...... picture from Andy (Timid T to some)....


Edit; andy flipped photo upside down 'cuz we like it that way.

MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 6, 2009 - 11:48pm PT
Oooo! I am going to start a flipped photos thread! I got one - be sure and re-post Nita my friend! :^)
adam d

climber
CA
Feb 6, 2009 - 11:50pm PT

Valley Oak, Lopez Lake, CA

Witch Needle

N. Wonderland
hossjulia

Trad climber
Eastside
Feb 6, 2009 - 11:58pm PT
Old&InTheWay

Trad climber
NC
Feb 7, 2009 - 12:10am PT
Great thread!

Grandfather Mtn. NC

On top of Hoodwink

Phobos/Tuolumne

Tuolumne Grove
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
North of the Owyhees
Feb 7, 2009 - 12:16am PT
Below the base of Angel Wings is a Mighty Juniper, gotta be 8-900 years old. Has this boulder cleaving it in two.Can't be more than 10 feet tall.
It don't care. It's got time to grow around The Wound.
Already well on it's way.

It'll be fine.Trees are mighty.
Made a fine base camp, too.
Risk

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Feb 7, 2009 - 12:17am PT
Great thread. Fantastic images.

Fallen Monarch

Near Olmsted

Rodgers Lake

Benson Lake

Bennett Juniper
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Feb 7, 2009 - 01:07am PT
I love the trees near Olmstead.

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 7, 2009 - 01:21am PT
Sunol regional park

Bristlecone Forest
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2009 - 01:43am PT
Hot Diggidy, I don't know where to start except to say I sure am glad all you Tacoites have better (Better Photographers) pictures than I do!

It's like going on the ultimate tree tour.

I love hanging out with you people.
MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 7, 2009 - 01:47am PT
You all are out of your tree, so to speak

;^}
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 7, 2009 - 02:15am PT
Oak bows, Sunol house

Pine on west face of Higher Cathedral Spire

Above Knob Hill upper Cascade Creek area

Arrowhead Arete

Sycamore I, Sunol regional park

Sycamore II, Sunol regional park

a Mt. Diablo trail

Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Feb 7, 2009 - 02:23am PT
Nice Ed!

Wine Country Trees:



More Bonsai, in fact, whole forest of them:

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 7, 2009 - 02:26am PT
you inspire Jerry... thanks!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2009 - 02:33am PT
No doubt, you guys rock!!
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Feb 7, 2009 - 02:42am PT
Uh-oh. The gig's up. Walleye raises the ante. ;-)
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2009 - 03:52am PT
Sweet, sweet, sweet.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2009 - 04:05am PT
Humble offering...


Maybe someday to be a mighty tree like the ones y'all are posting up.






Now back to the good stuff you all are bringin'!
MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 7, 2009 - 09:15am PT
Dr Suess inspired:


Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Feb 7, 2009 - 09:27am PT




MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 7, 2009 - 09:38am PT
Just one more

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2009 - 10:14am PT
Peter,

That is so COOOL!! I love weirdness!

There is a tree at Arlington Nat. Cemetery that grows almost completey around a headstone. I have a picture of it somewhere!
MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 7, 2009 - 10:34am PT
Time for a story.

My friend Jason was working for the Superfund cleaning up this farm in rural New Jersey. A family had been taking barrels of toxic waste from various manufacturers and burying it on their property - even some nuclear waste. The farm was toxic as hell, and invariably the whole family died from poisoning.

The barrels of waste were rusted and leaking, and there was a particularly large concentration of a particular toxin that was this glowing lime green around an ancient oak near the barn. The tree was sickly looking, had few leaves, but was obviously still alive.

As they excavated the punctured, rusted and leaking barrels, it became apparent to the clean-up crew that this tree had somehow adapted to living off of this waste. Everyone was saddened as they realized the tree was as much a part of the poisonous landscape as the waste surrounding it, and it had to be cut down.

Jason said one person cried out as they cut into the tree, and it started oozing this lime green sap. It was literally feeding off the poison.

He also said that, at that moment, he had a new-found respect for the adaptability of the natural world, and especially that old oak.
cowpoke

climber
Feb 7, 2009 - 11:08am PT

john hansen

climber
Feb 7, 2009 - 01:38pm PT







Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Feb 7, 2009 - 03:04pm PT
Tree doing a handstand Zion

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2009 - 05:22pm PT
Walleye, what a beautiful picture.

George Harrison and many others said it. "All things must pass."
Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Feb 7, 2009 - 05:58pm PT

T-wall.
dmalloy

Trad climber
eastside
Feb 7, 2009 - 06:41pm PT
a few more from California's White Mountains...

this here is the tree on this planet with which I have felt the most communion. I believe it is a Limber pine, and this photo does not really do it justice - just a gorgeous, shaggy, ancient being bursting with life


If you are trekking through the Whites and a cold, windy storm moves in, you will find shelter wherever you can. And who knows what sort of scene you will wake up to -


Old bristlecone skeleton that has been watching this view for centuries -


Another tree I love is right about where you rap down on the east side of Daff Dome.

I will make some requests - some of my other favorite trees are the Foxtail pines that grow along the trail from Onion Valley to Charlotte Dome. Gorgeous bark, enormous trunks - and I have no good photos of them. Anyone?

Also, any more photos of the gnarled junipers up above Olmsted Point? Jerry chipped in one, but there are so many amazing trees up there.
MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 7, 2009 - 06:54pm PT
Here's another one - on the dome above the point:

dmalloy

Trad climber
eastside
Feb 7, 2009 - 06:54pm PT
and now for city trees....these were in the front yard of the previous house where we lived in Bishop - two elms. Jan 2, 2006 - some very un-Bishop-like weather -


and an oak after an ice storm in Durham, NC - I was 4 weeks after ACL reconstruction, the storm hit, the power went out. Temperature dropped down to about 8 degrees and there was no heat in my apartment, so my two cats and I huddled together on the couch with my sleeping bag all night. Somewhat of a terrifying experience, as the entire night was filled with the sounds of branches and trees cracking, breaking and falling to the ground. Many old trees died that night, clearing room for many young trees to find sunlight and grow.


Now I just realized that I have no good photo of the 80-100 year-old juniper in our front yard....I am going to have to fix that soon.

edit - nice score, MisterE.
funny that I have power lines in the top left corner of both of those photos, guess I am too lazy to crop.
MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 7, 2009 - 07:02pm PT
Thanks! Here's another - I think it lives across from Tenaya Lake

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 7, 2009 - 07:40pm PT

San Juan Trail parking


The Suicide "J" tree
john hansen

climber
Feb 7, 2009 - 08:21pm PT
They just so happened to be having the Cherry Blossom Festival in town today.








MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 7, 2009 - 08:24pm PT
I really do love trees!

This thread is the best!

Joshua Tree at sunset


Tough desert tree at Winslow Wall, AZ


Smith rock:


Trees in the mist Skagit Valley WA



Tree and rock at The Cathedral, St George UT


Edit: Nice, John!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2009 - 08:31pm PT
You guys are blowing me away!

I think it was a Bob D. black and white of an old gnarly that got me going on this awhile back.

So many beautiful trees.

*Mister E
*Jaybro
*JohnHansen
*Dee ee
*DMalloy (Tent hiding under the old men...holy cow)
*Walleye
*Indianclimber
*JerryDodrill

Too many to remember!!!
Thanks!
john hansen

climber
Feb 7, 2009 - 08:49pm PT

Coconuts are trees too,,,



Most of you have probably seen these trees,,


Risk

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Feb 7, 2009 - 09:11pm PT
Tarzans Treehouse

Strolling below through Adventure Land on my 50th birthday
justthemaid

climber
Los Angeles
Feb 7, 2009 - 10:08pm PT
Thailand.

Now that's a tree... (same tree in both pics.)





Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Feb 7, 2009 - 10:15pm PT

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 7, 2009 - 11:33pm PT
John Hansen, those were beautiful!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 8, 2009 - 12:10am PT
hey there survival and all... say, our family, me and my brothers, we all loved climging trees... and so did my kids...

now, my mom, she taught us to love trees, but i dont reckoned she climbed them ... she planted them, and pointed them out to us and she grew up, on some wooded acres, where she enjoyed them...


*----someone, on the "welcome mark chapman" post/thread, has a really neat picture of my brother climbing up a tree---if i remember right...


*wonder if someone can post it here.... i think i copied it, for keeping, but i don't know where it is... that would really be neat---thanks, whoever, has it...

:)


ahhhhhhhh, love THEM trees....
MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 8, 2009 - 12:15am PT
That's a beautiful tree, Maidy. Like a limb of the Living Earth, sinewy armed.

The thing that struck me tonight about this thread is that it brings a certain quiet living majesty to a usually twittersome board.

It's like a breath of fresh air.

Thank you all.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 8, 2009 - 12:19am PT
Hi neebee!



An old man with a friend.





A tree with a great view of the Organs.
He told me that he picked that spot because of the view...



Edit: Nice comment Mr. E
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 8, 2009 - 12:28am PT
TMJesse, that picture of Benson Lake is one of my faves!

Too many to list them all.

It seems we are all tree fans!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 8, 2009 - 05:03am PT
hey there say... does anyone here, know of the CORK tree, in santa cruz... somewhere inward, aways from the beach, in near some shops, somewhere... ?

just wondering...



*also, great clumps of eucalyptus trees, in the ??saratoga, los gatos area, in calif---not sure if i remember the area, right---but then, this was 40 years ago, are they still there...

*also, a great tree, solo, on one of the walking trails, in the almaden hills.... (near the ??quick silver mine park)....?


just neat little things to see, locally, in the surrounding areas of san jose....

*most folks have seen the 'ghost tree' of the monterey area, unless it is gone by now---it was on OLD postcards, back when we saw it 40 years ago....
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 8, 2009 - 05:05am PT
hey there survival... say, great share!

great share, all, too...

walnut trees were always great local finds, 45 years back, too, in san jose...
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 8, 2009 - 10:55pm PT
Yo Buggum,

I know you have some tree pix, c'mon...
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Feb 9, 2009 - 01:55pm PT
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 9, 2009 - 02:02pm PT
Thank you sir Reilly!
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Feb 9, 2009 - 02:06pm PT
Survival,
I know this J Tree juniper is bowing to Cap'n Skully!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 9, 2009 - 02:32pm PT
Why can't I find the pic I'm looking for?

Oh well.

Cool moss/lichen tree. Some of you have actually seen it in person.


Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Feb 9, 2009 - 02:53pm PT
You want mossy? Here's Old Mossy...

Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Feb 9, 2009 - 05:48pm PT
Brave little tree in Bryce Canyon:

mediumsizeddog

climber
Feb 9, 2009 - 09:23pm PT
dwell

climber
Pollock Pines
Feb 9, 2009 - 10:48pm PT
Forgot how much they mean to me. Thanks
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2009 - 12:46am PT
Sweet.

Larry, that IS a brave little tree!

Timid,

Those two rows of palms remind me of Full Metal Jacket....
MisterE

Trad climber
One Place or Another
Feb 10, 2009 - 01:10pm PT
Really nice stuff! Just a couple more, from the descent off Snow Creek Wall in Leavenworth:


And the tree start to Oski in Sedona:

Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Feb 15, 2009 - 01:09pm PT
Last summer I posted pics of an 80-foot white pine in our backyard that took a direct
lightning strike. A strip of bark about 40' long had been blasted off the trunk, and
several troughs radiated out from the base, where dirt had been blown out of the ground.




I happened to walk past the the tree a few days ago. Its crown is still green and I think it's
doing fine. Like many trees in this thread, with a bit of good luck it could outlive us all.

Gobi

Trad climber
Orange CA
Feb 15, 2009 - 01:39pm PT
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2009 - 06:02pm PT
Chiloe, I have seen some amazing lightning strikes over the years too. It's amazing those buggers survive it.
Talk about TOUGH!!

Gobi, that's a beautiful picture mate!!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 16, 2009 - 01:50am PT
hey there survival and all...say, chappy and all of us just love to tackle a good tree climb...

here is pic, borrowed from jorge/george, by permission:

us chapmans just love trees, firt my brother here, and then, me:


COURSE, as you can see, i am not climbing this "itty bitty"--it is the TOP-CUT off of a tree in the woods, for christmas (the other tree grew back right-fine, too (back in 2001):


EDIT: OOOPS, this was a litte OFF-SHOOT... the cut-off tree, was the NEXT year.....

edit: hmmm, say, that was supposed to be a SMALL pic, as it was originally, somehow it came out TOO BIG and distorted some---will try to fix it later.... sorry...
dipper

climber
Feb 16, 2009 - 02:17am PT








neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 16, 2009 - 02:25am PT
hey there... great tree photos, dipper....
Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Feb 16, 2009 - 02:28am PT
Dipper, you stole those from Miles Vandero, right?








just kidding, but I get a similar feeling.
dipper

climber
Feb 16, 2009 - 02:38am PT
Nee Bee,

Glad you liked em.

Here are 3 more

Never heard of Miles before, I'll have to google him...









roy

Social climber
New Zealand -> Santa Barbara
Feb 16, 2009 - 03:05am PT
Hi,

A few from a winter ski trip in the ancient Bristlecone pine forrest (White Mountains, CA).




Cheers, Roy
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 16, 2009 - 03:24am PT
hey there all... say, one of the best views i got of trees, though not their powerful, yet, ever humbleness of simple sillouets and towering along the angled horizon-line) was this:

looking over a crag, at alpine lake, from a high back hill:
saw the whole lead-in to the carson? wilderness...(small bit of meadow, before it, i think, off ot the side)

all trees, but going from taller, down, in perspective, and then the whole sea of them...

you all have seen something similar, while up on your climbs, no doubt.... but there was nothing else, about... no other landmarks... veryyyyyyyyy strong tree-feel...

*had no camera :(
JOEY.F

Social climber
sebastopol
Feb 16, 2009 - 03:29am PT
God, those trees are wicked beautiful, love the pics!

And there's Neebee! Yeah for good spirit.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2009 - 05:38am PT
neebee, Dipper and Roy,

Awesome pictures!

So good to see Chappy on a tree. Made me smile.

And those old gnarlies...yeah!
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Feb 17, 2009 - 12:17pm PT
Kids just love those hollowed out cottonwood trees



Spruce Island, which is just the North of Kodiak recieved about 12" of ash from the 1912 Novarupta eruption, the largest eruption of the 20th century. The nutrient rich ash is a great feed stock for moss.



survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2009 - 12:34pm PT
Paul,

Very cool pix. Wow, what incredible moss!
That last cottonwood shot looks like one out by Eagle River visitor center that I've had my kids in!
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Feb 17, 2009 - 12:47pm PT
Survival,

Yep, you guessed the second hollow tree. The first tree is at Firebird Falls by Eklutna.

The pictures really don't do justice to the moss. We took some pics of the trees on Green Island in PWS this summer, I'll have to dig them up. It's another incredibly mossy area.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2009 - 12:53pm PT
Woohooo! You go Paul!
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Feb 17, 2009 - 01:27pm PT
Survival,

In the supertopo tradition of going o/t, do you know Brian Horner? He taught airmen evasiona and survival for awhile, then started his school Learn to Return. I took a few classes from him ~10 years ago.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2009 - 02:24pm PT
Paul,

Yes. I was an Air Force instructor also.
Taught overseas for a few years, and the was the number two at LTR for 9 years. I left in 1999.
It didn't end well......
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Feb 17, 2009 - 02:56pm PT
Sorry to hear that, I could see someone with such a personality as being tough to work with. As I recall I took the underwater escape training course in 99, maybe July?
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2009 - 03:13pm PT
Ha! I left in Dec. 99, maybe we've met!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 17, 2009 - 09:43pm PT
hey there survival.. thanks for the note...

say, dipper, thanks for more pics... reminded me of driftwood, but GIANT SIZE...

my mom and i loved to collect little pieces of driftwood...

awwwwwwww, trees.... saw some lovely branches against the sky, the other day... :)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 18, 2009 - 05:11am PT
hey there all, say ... i had to come back and see these again, before the night was over...

i missed the moss trees, due to my slow download.... glad i came back...

man, you all sure got great cameras!...

i really do still love the lone-statue-type pics...

:)
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Feb 18, 2009 - 09:10am PT
Last weekend:

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2009 - 12:45pm PT
Nice work Chiloe, I see you're getting out.....
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Feb 18, 2009 - 04:08pm PT
Mt Baldy Menorrah


Twisted

Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Feb 18, 2009 - 11:22pm PT
Namibia

dipper

climber
Feb 19, 2009 - 12:10am PT
Up close and personal. First three from the Kern Plateau, next three from Woods Lake area.





















survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 19, 2009 - 01:42am PT
Reilly, indian and dipper,

menorrah, namimbia, and fingerprint soul wood SWEEEET!
Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Feb 19, 2009 - 02:06am PT
I love the close-ups
Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Feb 19, 2009 - 02:09am PT
Gull Lake
Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Feb 19, 2009 - 02:19am PT
Up by Duck Creek Ut


Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Feb 19, 2009 - 02:24am PT
Indianclimber and dipper - very nice!

Bark!


Bugs!


Burl Ives


Blaze

Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Feb 19, 2009 - 02:28am PT
Red Rock after a fire

Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Feb 19, 2009 - 02:29am PT
What a great thread
dipper

climber
Feb 19, 2009 - 02:39am PT
3 more for the macro fans. These are from near my secret lake with pretty fish in Kings Canyon National Park.








neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 19, 2009 - 05:42am PT
hey there all.... well my my... WOW... i DID find the cork oak in santa cruz...

dont know if any of you calif's ever saw it... we saw it many times when we went sailing with our dad...

here is the link---PLUS--this link has many links to some special trees, in other states... historical, etc..

this second link is to the gilroy gardens... some odd neat trees there...
here you all go:
(odd trees first... i will be back in a sec with the cork oak)
http://www.gilroygardens.org/circus.html
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 19, 2009 - 05:44am PT
hey there... say, i somehow backed up wrong and did not find my post... well, here is the link to the cork oak:

many neat history notes about all these trees... it seems that cork oaks were plansted by a guy named levi starbuck...
very interesting stuff:

http://www.tclf.org/landslide/2007/cork_oak/index.html

here is the history note about the man that brought these trees here:
http://www.tclf.org/landslide/2007/cork_oak/history.html

my mom and i just loved seeing that ol' tree...
can you believe it, they were gonna' take it down for a modern gas station! :O

*hmmmm, i have been out of touch.. hope it is still there... i did not even check the "learn" more section, or the "threat" section... (all links at the bottom of the pics page...

have fun...
perswig

climber
Feb 19, 2009 - 12:17pm PT
Wow -nice additions. Dipper's tryptich of rings echoes (pun?) "The Scream".






survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 19, 2009 - 12:28pm PT
Whoa, this page alone is worth viewing the whole thread.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 19, 2009 - 12:59pm PT
It just gets better and better. . .


WOW!!!!
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Feb 19, 2009 - 01:10pm PT
This is Green Island in Prince William Sound (actually a small island just to the West of the main island) It was overcast the time we were out there, so the pictures don't do justice to how lush and mossy it is.


klinefelter

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Feb 19, 2009 - 01:10pm PT
A particularly nice Cali Red Fur near the upper San Joaquin River. Ranger-wife in foreground.
dipper

climber
Mar 6, 2009 - 10:44pm PT
Three more close-ups from Nine Lakes Basin in Sequoia National Park









Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Mar 7, 2009 - 01:55am PT
Perswig,
I've never seen such a perfusion of fungi!

Dip,
You da Grain Man!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 7, 2009 - 02:02am PT
hey there timid toprope.. say, those cork oaks are really fun to see up close, too....

there were a few planted somewhere, else, too.... i saw them when one of my brothers got married... had fun showing it to the little kids...

thanks for the note where they are growing... :)


wow---neat trees here, you all!
dipper

climber
Mar 7, 2009 - 03:22am PT
Got Wood?
More from 9 LakesBasin










The low spot on the Great Western Divide behind the tree is Kaweah Gap. At the bottom of that shady
slope back there is Precipice Lake, made famous by Ansel Adams, and again by Vern Clevenger.
nita

climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Mar 7, 2009 - 03:31am PT
dipper, Beautiful! reminds me of this thread.

patterns in your photos.
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=488553&msg=491700#msg491700
dipper

climber
Mar 7, 2009 - 03:37am PT
Wow Nita,

I don't believe I ever saw that pattern thread. Very cool images in there.

If I could get a helo to resupply me, I'd stay in the Sierra all summer and take pictures. That place is magical and nearly infinite in scope and beauty.

If I wasn't such a cold wimp, I'd stay up there year-round.

Some day I will.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2009 - 10:27am PT
Awesome! Thanks dipper and nita.
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Mar 8, 2009 - 05:54pm PT
^^^
ROFLMAO!

Now that's the best tree joke I've ever heard!!!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Mar 8, 2009 - 06:48pm PT
Me too! Though I can't recall any other tree jokes.
wtfd

climber
Mar 8, 2009 - 06:49pm PT
perswig

climber
Mar 8, 2009 - 06:56pm PT
I didn't think this tree was singular, but the dogs had other ideas.


Edit for "Great joke!"
Dale
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Mar 8, 2009 - 07:08pm PT
Came across some deadfall, so I pull out a chunk, down below Underworld Rock over there at the playground.
Never seen such red, don't know if it was the lighting or what.

Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Mar 8, 2009 - 10:10pm PT
Nah - they're deciding what vintage of coyote pee is on the tree.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 9, 2009 - 02:32pm PT
Check this guy out!

Forbidden City, Bejing, China.

nita

climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Mar 11, 2009 - 10:49pm PT
Cindy Kennec swinging on a vine, Montserrat- lesser Antilles.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 11, 2009 - 11:45pm PT
That is a very cool picture nita!
DJS

Trad climber
Mar 19, 2009 - 08:41pm PT
BUMP!
DJS

Trad climber
Mar 19, 2009 - 09:11pm PT
Bump
goatboy smellz

climber
dirty south
Apr 11, 2009 - 06:23pm PT
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Apr 11, 2009 - 06:25pm PT
I know that place!

Haven't been there in 35 years, but the dihedral high above is distinctive.
goatboy smellz

climber
dirty south
Apr 11, 2009 - 06:28pm PT
Oh yeah it does kinda stand out!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Apr 11, 2009 - 07:08pm PT
Yep, there it was in ... 1971. The climber is Bill Roos.

Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Apr 21, 2009 - 05:11pm PT
Bump
Just found this stunning tree and few more like it in the lobby of the new Encore casino,anyone know what it is?

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2009 - 11:30pm PT
Very cool! No I don't know what it is.....
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Apr 22, 2009 - 02:13am PT
There is a 100 foot redwood in the back yard, all this time i was going to the gym.
you can duplicate all kinds of weird routes in those tree limbs.
much more 3D.

so 30 times up the tree = 1 el cap.
no need to change into shoes.
creeps the neighbors out, they think i am a sneakin and a peakin.
but i did accidently find out where the lady downstairs works.
she took off from lunch to go back to work while i was in the tree.
turns out, as i suspect, because i use to hear noises downstairs when her car was not there, kind of creepy, anyway, from the tree you can follow cars all over the hood, so long>short, she works two blocks away!
so the creepy sounds for the last 5 years like an edgar allen poe apt, the monkeys paw or some weird sh#t, she was creepin back on foot from work, Mystery Solved by the tree.
so trees are good.

Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Apr 22, 2009 - 09:25pm PT
so if you put Ron Kauk in a pair of golf shoes, do you think he could crack climb that redwood to the first ring of branches?
goatboy smellz

climber
dirty south
May 3, 2009 - 08:37pm PT
Jim Herrington

Mountain climber
New York, NY
Nov 3, 2009 - 09:17pm PT

Willie and a tree.

Jim Herrington

Mountain climber
New York, NY
Nov 3, 2009 - 09:34pm PT

In NYC, in the late '80s... a city ripe with photographic possibilities, I nevertheless decided to photograph this lowly pine tree that I stumbled upon, tucked away in a nondescript part of Central Park.
A few years later I was cutting through the park to get somewhere and, "Hey, there's that tree!". Snap. Another photo. A few years later, ditto, repeat. Last year, once again, "Sh#t, that tree!" It's in an odd part of the park, and there's not really a regular path that takes you past it, but I keep finding it somehow, or it keeps finding me.

Photo on left, late 1980s - photo on right, 2008.


2009 Jim Herrington
Hardly Visible

Social climber
Llatikcuf WA
Nov 3, 2009 - 09:43pm PT


scottpedition

climber
Nov 3, 2009 - 10:07pm PT
I always love driving by this one around sunset...
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Nov 4, 2009 - 01:09am PT
Mt Stuart Tree
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 4, 2009 - 01:58am PT
Wow! Those are some amazing shots.
Jim, I found it very interesting that you didn't "take out" the little object at the base of the tree in the second photo. Very cool.
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Nov 4, 2009 - 09:29am PT

One of my better Pines


Spring time


Sunset hiking out from the Scrotum
Tim Camuti

Trad climber
CA
Nov 4, 2009 - 10:22am PT

From a great snowshoe outing with myself and Bob Dominick. The trees are Sierra Junipers.
Rcklzrd

Trad climber
San Juan Capistrano
Nov 4, 2009 - 11:00am PT
Dead Cypress trunk on 17 Mile Drive - loved the texture
kinnikinik

Trad climber
B.C.
Nov 5, 2009 - 08:31pm PT
Jon at the 2009 Eldred adopt-a-crag
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Nov 6, 2009 - 01:51am PT

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 6, 2009 - 04:07am PT
Whoa, those are too cool!
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Nov 24, 2009 - 12:01am PT
Like climber's crave the vertical, this one prefers the horizontal.
Very alive and kicking.
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Nov 29, 2009 - 02:22pm PT
Foggy Giant

Ensonik

climber
Nov 29, 2009 - 03:36pm PT
Prezwoodz

Big Wall climber
Anchorage
Nov 29, 2009 - 04:20pm PT
Oh my another picture thread! Well, here goes.

Louisiana

Trees as a home

Redwoodz





And the inside of a Redwood

Super long branch in Nicaragua

Honduras


Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Dec 1, 2009 - 12:38am PT
Back Pocket

Tork

climber
Yosemite
Dec 1, 2009 - 09:45am PT
matty

Trad climber
los arbor
Dec 8, 2009 - 02:42pm PT
A tree in Yose, guess which one...

Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Dec 8, 2009 - 02:45pm PT
I made this from one exquisite log of tiger maple.


I hope I did justice to the donating tree.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 8, 2009 - 02:57pm PT
I'd say you did.
That is freekin' gorgeous!
Man that makes my meatball carpentry look sooooo laaaaame!
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Dec 8, 2009 - 03:01pm PT
Dood, you did that tree proud!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Dec 8, 2009 - 09:32pm PT
Tork, that baby is dancin' on tiptoes!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Dec 8, 2009 - 09:39pm PT
Fine craftsmanship, Edge!
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Dec 8, 2009 - 11:09pm PT
Trees seem to grow in the strangest of places...
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Dec 8, 2009 - 11:13pm PT
There's no denying tree power...
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Dec 23, 2009 - 07:45pm PT
Bump
spectreman

Trad climber
CO
Dec 23, 2009 - 08:21pm PT
spectreman

Trad climber
CO
Dec 23, 2009 - 08:25pm PT


HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Dec 23, 2009 - 08:44pm PT
Loved Ed's pic of the trees on Arrowhead Arete.
The ancient Sierra Junipers (so that's what they are) all along the ridge to the north of Carson Pass are beautiful in any light.

Has anyone got a good shot of El Cap Tree? Looking at it last month from the meadown it doesn't seem to be doing as well as I remember when I climbed to it in the '70s
jmap

Social climber
NC
Dec 23, 2009 - 08:47pm PT
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Dec 24, 2009 - 11:47am PT
bullrider

Trad climber
Bozangeles, montucky
Dec 24, 2009 - 02:22pm PT
Bonsaiii!
MisterE

Social climber
Across Town From Easy Street
Jan 29, 2010 - 09:51pm PT
Bump

happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Jan 29, 2010 - 09:57pm PT

willie

Trad climber
Jan 29, 2010 - 10:17pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNaCoGlFA1w

98 feet up a spruce
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 29, 2010 - 10:49pm PT
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Jan 29, 2010 - 10:56pm PT
Nice to see your tree has cloned itself and come over here! Such a nice tree, it should be in both the threads! Great photo.
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 30, 2010 - 01:31am PT

Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Jan 30, 2010 - 02:04am PT
Lava Beds St Park (No CA)
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 30, 2010 - 02:08am PT
Reilly - nice! I love that area. I just wish I had done some work up there.
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Jan 30, 2010 - 02:24am PT
Srb,
I take that as high praise; your stuff is really top notch!
For the record I cheated; it is HDR. No rig of mine can grab
that EV latitude.
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 30, 2010 - 02:26am PT
Reilly - never mind :)










It's still nice!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Jan 30, 2010 - 02:27am PT
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2010 - 02:31am PT




Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 30, 2010 - 05:32pm PT
Thanks for the nice comments! I am just starting to scan these prints so I'll try and post more as I get more trees done.

Reilly - It doesn't matter how you catch it, as long as you do!!!
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 1, 2010 - 02:36pm PT
For the tree photograph lovers: A book I like is John Sexton's "Listen to the Trees". John is an excellent photographer and a master printer. His reproductions are better than most people's prints. A lot of his images are from the Valley. If you get a chance, check it out (or his other books). Better yet, if you get a chance to see actual prints, GO! They are truly beautiful.
d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
Feb 1, 2010 - 02:45pm PT
tree hugger bump.

Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 1, 2010 - 02:47pm PT
I think that picture explains how there can be Bigfoot's (Bigfeet?) without large sustainable breeding populations.
d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
Feb 1, 2010 - 03:05pm PT
touche srb!

these ol' gals was to rough to get any action from.


c_vultaggio

Trad climber
new york
Feb 1, 2010 - 03:39pm PT




Euroford

Trad climber
chicago
Feb 1, 2010 - 03:39pm PT
i am LOVIN this thread.
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 1, 2010 - 03:43pm PT
these ol' gals was to rough to get any action from.


Aren't those remembered the most fondly though?
d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
Feb 1, 2010 - 03:50pm PT
true srb, so very true.


survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 1, 2010 - 04:02pm PT
If you've never been to the National Arboretum, you should go.
Everyone should see that place once in their life.



couchmaster

climber
pdx
Feb 1, 2010 - 04:03pm PT
We took this one down with some big whipsaws so we could count the rings and learn the age for science. It's always sad when this happens and you can't count it off.
Except we did get some fine firewood out of the deal of course.


















kidding:-)
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 1, 2010 - 04:05pm PT
survival - those bonsais are awesome. Are they yours?
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 1, 2010 - 04:07pm PT
Couldn't you count the rings with a core sample?
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 1, 2010 - 04:09pm PT
I wish!!

Unfortunately, I gave all mine away when we left DC.
I'm starting over in NM.

Those are actually from the Nat Arboretum.

They have 3 HUGE pavillions of bonsai!

Check this out. This one is 400 years old!!
People have been pruning this tree since the early 1600's.
Unfreekin'believable.

Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 1, 2010 - 04:20pm PT
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 1, 2010 - 07:30pm PT
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 2, 2010 - 12:09am PT
Reilly - I saw the most recent issue of Outdoor Photographer. On the cover was a headline about the "secret weapon" of the pros. Using a HDR to capture images with really wide tonal ranges. I saw that and thought of your image.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 2, 2010 - 12:33am PT
Srb,
Your tree pix are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Feb 2, 2010 - 12:59am PT
SRB,
HDR narrows the gap a little until Santa brings me my Hasselblad with
a Phase One 60MB back, lol.
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 2, 2010 - 01:21am PT
You better be REALLY good this year!

Thanks for the compliments.
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Feb 2, 2010 - 06:46pm PT
I've gone through this entire thread and have not found the tree mentioned in TM Herbert's Appreciation thread. I may have missed it, but I'll refresh your memory anyway:

Herbert can be and often is a very stubborn person. He has his way of doing things and it is near impossible to change his mind. He has his rituals and dont try to modify them. I dont know how many times he has insisted that I stop at the dwarf Jumiper (or Cedar?) on the descent off of Stately Pleasure Dome. Youve got to look at this tree. Its almost as wide as it is tall. I have repeatedly told him as we approached the tree that I am aware of its aspect ratio and that he is merely repeating himself. To no avail, Youve got to look at this tree. Its almost as wide as it is tall.

Sorry, no picture.
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 2, 2010 - 06:53pm PT
Don - great story about TM. I guess you know how my wife feels :)
bmacd

Trad climber
Beautiful BC
Feb 15, 2010 - 11:22pm PT
add a line here


another here
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 16, 2010 - 02:00am PT
maybe more about the table but lots o' trees anyway




Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Feb 16, 2010 - 02:03am PT
Yes, that table speaks volumes.

Paiute Pass aspens...


Slide Aspen

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2010 - 04:04am PT
Wow Reilly...those are BRIGHT!
Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 16, 2010 - 05:20pm PT
An old one (the picture)...




Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Feb 16, 2010 - 05:26pm PT
Survival,
I know, hope it didn't trigger a flashback.
They said stuff like that to Renoir too. (lol)
c_vultaggio

Trad climber
new york
Feb 24, 2010 - 10:23am PT
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Feb 24, 2010 - 11:07am PT
tree bouldering.


tree big wall.

Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 24, 2010 - 11:31am PT
nice shot of Muir Woods. There's so much more to redwood forests than big trees
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Feb 24, 2010 - 12:31pm PT
Don't recall if I posted these before





bmacd

Trad climber
Beautiful BC
Feb 24, 2010 - 03:51pm PT
...
...
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Feb 24, 2010 - 04:01pm PT
Panama...

Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 24, 2010 - 04:35pm PT
Not a tree but in the redwood forest


Srbphoto

Trad climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 28, 2010 - 09:19pm PT
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Mar 23, 2010 - 01:57pm PT
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Mar 23, 2010 - 02:07pm PT
Treebeard from Glacier Bay, AK.

Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Mar 23, 2010 - 03:26pm PT
An ancient scan from 1982?

Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Apr 29, 2010 - 10:42am PT
This majestic maple has resided in front of my house for decades longer than I can imagine. Hollow on the road side, and dropping her dying limbs, she still provides welcome shade in the Summer and a welcoming branch to hoards of passing birds.

We used to tap her for maple syrup, and this one tree could produce 80 gallons of sap from three taps. That was enough for 2 1/2 gallons of syrup!


Her sister maple, located just 100 feet away, is on her last legs, but still sets leaves and her cavities are annual nesting spots for woodpeckers and other birds. One year she housed a family of mockingbirds, and whenever the neighbor's cat would get within 50 feet of the tree, a mockingbird would swoop down and peck the cat on it's head. This happened multiple times a day. Our cat got pecked once, and then knew to swing a wide berth.


The town wants us to take her down because they are worried about branches falling on parked cars. I asked the selectmen if they had similar policies for the elderly in town?

Besides, she has a magnificent spirit. Can you see the timeless visage?

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2010 - 11:45am PT
The town wants us to take her down because they are worried about branches falling on parked cars. I asked the selectmen if they had similar policies for the elderly in town?

Besides, she has a magnificent spirit. Can you see the timeless visage?

Ho man, that's perfect!

This 100 yr old cottonwood provides shade and a home for Raccoons, Kestrels, woodpeckers, tons of small birds, and even the occasional highballing cat!


Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 29, 2010 - 11:49am PT
Edge,
Admit it. You are secretly pining for the city to make you cut it down so you can make something beautiful from it (after you sticker it for 5 years).
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 29, 2010 - 11:57am PT
Wow, Kat, I'd no idea Western Reds grew in Montana and especially to that size! That must be the rain forest of Montana? Where pleas?

edit: duh, read the fine print
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Apr 29, 2010 - 12:17pm PT
Edge,
Admit it. You are secretly pining for the city to make you cut it down so you can make something beautiful from it (after you sticker it for 5 years).

Or you could say I'm mapling for that to happen.

Actually not. I really like having it as a presence between my property and the street. Whenever she drops a large limb, as old maples tend to do, I use it in the fireplace. I hope to have the house sold and move to Colorado long before anything so severe happens to these trees.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 16, 2010 - 05:32pm PT








Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 16, 2010 - 06:22pm PT
Whoa Survival,
I thought I'd covered every back road in New Mexico.
How'd I miss those places? Nice!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 16, 2010 - 06:52pm PT
Reilly, that's because they're not in New Mexico....HA!

Lolli, Blue Rain, I love it.




Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jun 16, 2010 - 07:35pm PT

guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jun 16, 2010 - 09:17pm PT
Where be the rum mates?



S.Leeper

Sport climber
Austin, Texas
Jun 16, 2010 - 09:49pm PT
There is unrest in the forest, there is trouble with the trees...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 16, 2010 - 09:59pm PT
hey there say... i just LOVE it when the tree thread is up...

say, lolli.. i love the wysteria... the blue rain...
i have always wanted a huge on just like that, over my roof, too...
oh my... this is my speical day to see one...


i have a few local trees i am trying to put now... will see how this goes, as to upload time, i had been makeing things small, but not small enough, so i have a lot of re-do's to do... :O

wonderful trees, you all, as to this newest installment...
:)
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 16, 2010 - 11:51pm PT

Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Seriously, Man, I didn't know she was Your sister.
Jun 17, 2010 - 12:08am PT
Cache River, near Brinkley, Arkansas.
The Ivory Bills live there. Still!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 17, 2010 - 12:34am PT
hey there say, well... okay, i got a few to add, but mind you, they are just the bits of trees here on the block where ol' patty ann marie and i walk...

they keep us happy until we can get across town and see the real CLUMPS of trees... :)

at least we HAVE some of these big woodsy trees here, though and we are most glad... some are yard-ones, left from the woods...

here we go, some yard versions, trying to satisfy our hearts:



now this one, is on the edge of a yard, that has taken in the woods
as part of its property...
the better woods are on the other side of town, but his area, is still tree-ed up enough to feel good...



(the above, is our favorite overhang... has a mossy woods feeling, as we pass on under it...

now, these are just views to enjoy as i look upward...
(trees do look really neat that way, too)...


this is TWO tree banches, in one view...


looking more into the "thick of things" :)


and lastly, back to the wooded area, for a treat, but
first... here is a tree top from the grandkid's house,
other side of town---many neat big trees here, but, also,
many are missing branches... :(
but they are still majestic, reaching up to the sky...


here is the last neat treat--like mirrored twins... but
in the tree world... mirrored twins, are like identical
twins, but one has more left handedness, and one has more
right handedness...

so here you all go:
twin sassafras, mirrored image type trees...
curved out, opposite each other, neat find, huh? ;)


wow, i finally did it... happy happy... :)

happy supertopo eve to you all...
:)


*patty's favorite tree, are squirrle trees... ;))
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 17, 2010 - 12:39am PT
hey there ol' captain... or skully... wow, what lovely water trees....

:)


say, there is a really neat weeping willow here, that reflects perfect in the waterway here, but so far, i can't get a clear shot of it yet...

will keep trying...

thanks for the neat share...
:)
S.Leeper

Sport climber
Austin, Texas
Jun 17, 2010 - 12:43am PT
...For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their please.

The trouble with the maples,
(And they're quite convinced they're right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light.
But the oaks can't help their feelings
If they like the way they're made.
And they wonder why the maples
Can't be happy in their shade.

There is trouble in the forest,
And the creatures all have fled,
As the maples scream "Oppression!"
And the oaks just shake their heads

So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights.
"The oaks are just too greedy;
We will make them give us light."
Now there's no more oak oppression,
For they passed a noble law,
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe, and saw.
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Seriously, Man, I didn't know she was Your sister.
Jun 17, 2010 - 12:43am PT
Dig it, NeeBee. I planted a little Cottonwood "stick" (the tiny sprout) in my backyard 4 years ago. Ain't no stick no more.
It's a tree, by gosh. It's 25 feet tall.


and growing!
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
Jun 17, 2010 - 12:58am PT

the black canyon




needle rock

MisterE

Social climber
Jun 17, 2010 - 10:14am PT




survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2010 - 10:35am PT
Awesome you guys!!




tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Jun 17, 2010 - 12:41pm PT
Granny knot
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
Jun 17, 2010 - 01:11pm PT
Thanks eKat, it was a crop from a point&shoot.


moooo...
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2010 - 02:29pm PT
moooo yer own self Goatboy!!





Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 17, 2010 - 03:01pm PT
i make my living as a carpenter, and it's always a little sad to be using wood, trees being the wonderful things that they are.

in germany, there was a charming custom among woodcutters. each strove not to be the one to strike the last blow before the tree would come down. this cutter had to accept responsibility for the tree's death and dispatching its soul.

so i try to assuage my guilt a little with an occasional tribute to the trees. here are some woodburnings i put on some of my work, two of them in tribute to that great workhorse, the douglas fir, and the other to our dear redwoods, drawn from a national geographic foldout spread on the tallest tree in the world. (actually, a number of redwoods vie for this distinction, and it's hard to award it because they're difficult to measure and continue to grow fast.)
[photo[photoid=160713]id=160712]
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 17, 2010 - 03:03pm PT
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 17, 2010 - 03:03pm PT
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2010 - 04:22pm PT
Go for it eKat!




Are there elves and creatures crawling all over this trunk or what?

Look reeeeeeeeaal close now.....



Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 17, 2010 - 06:03pm PT
thanks, ekat--yes, on the wood referenced.

hieronymus bosch gone to seed!

somebody brought up the granny knot, which i always learned was inferior to the square knot and used by old wives to tie packages. then i got to thinking about it at a guide's course last year where we're going over all kinds of knots and considering how they work and what can go wrong with them. think about it. the granny knot has more friction working for it and it isn't spring-loaded to loosen up the way a square knot is. i ran it by zeke, the instructor, and he could only agree with me. here's to granny!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2010 - 06:11pm PT
That's funny Tony, I noticed that about the granny knot also.

As a survival instructor we ALWAYS used square knots, specifically because we could get them open after being loaded.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2010 - 06:55pm PT
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 17, 2010 - 07:05pm PT
hey there say, lolli.... wow, nice to hear from you...

yeah, though i spelled it wrong.. for some reason, i always like the "y" in it... oh my...

we'd have to call it wisteria, if we wanted to buy one, to grow... but, me too, i agree with ekat = i sure the BLUE RAIN name, too...
:)

it seems to rain over the garden, too, no matter where it grows...
wow, seems it is pouring down mighty strong in the pictures that you shared, :) ;))


here is link, as to the name stuff, that the plant-shops would go by, etc:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisteria

oh these are soooooooooooo lovely and strong! and yet, artistically gentle, of all things, as huge, as it can get, oh my:
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=slv8-&va=wisteria&sz=all

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 18, 2010 - 02:11am PT
hey there say, ... captain... or skully:

as to this, your quote:
Dig it, NeeBee. I planted a little Cottonwood "stick" (the tiny sprout) in my backyard 4 years ago. Ain't no stick no more.
It's a tree, by gosh. It's 25 feet tall

wow, oh my.... three cheers.... :)
say, my mom would be proud of you... :)

*as, ps:
dingus milktoast... say, i think i saw a ways back, a tree that you planted HOW many years ago... and you put up a picture of it...
really neat to see that...

had fun seeing these trees again... and newer ones...

i have about three that i am trying to decide which to put on mildred's
card...

i think i will use the very green spread oak...
not sure whose pic, it was...


*ooops, amost forgot, say, norwegian:
loved that "tree" bouldering
and "tree" big wall
notations... :)

*well, back to work now...
but here are some neat tree links:

http://www.tropicalpermaculture.com/growing-mangoes.html

http://www.jordanflora.com/flame_tree.htm

http://www.treesofmystery.net/sequoia.htm

god bless...
:)
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jun 19, 2010 - 11:19am PT
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Jun 19, 2010 - 12:26pm PT
I'm sure a bunch of you know where this tree is.


And here are some of my favorite trees from the hammock in the Cook Islands
telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Jun 20, 2010 - 10:39pm PT

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 20, 2010 - 11:14pm PT
hey there say, telemon01, oh my... what an intersting find...

say, this one, we could add all kind of art features too, to make it into a fairly tale,l type creature...

thanks for the share...
*am tempted to do that to some frozen trees, that someone recently shared...

looked like fun little snow creatures, they did....
*if i have time, i just might... ;)
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jun 20, 2010 - 11:31pm PT

High on San Antonio. A bit hard to judge the scale. The trunk is maybe 2-1/2 feet in diameter on a 15-20 ft high tree.

It's weathered a bit of adversity.
kinnikinik

Trad climber
B.C.
Jun 21, 2010 - 12:17am PT
bparry

Trad climber
New Haven, CT
Jun 26, 2010 - 04:44pm PT
Carmona microphylla
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 26, 2010 - 07:36pm PT
hey there all... say, sadly this tree is not doing so good... :(
but it STILL is a provider to the birds, seaching-out food and a place to perch...


it does, also, play with ones imagination, too...
a critter of the night, so it seems to look as...

as to creativity, and, as long as it can, it keeps the soil in place, doing it jobs, as best it's able, for as long still, as it has:


loving all trees... :)
hotlum

climber
Oregon
Jun 26, 2010 - 08:35pm PT
I work as a Timber Cruiser in Oregon and Montana. When the going gets tough I take a step back and realize how nice it is to be in the forest, no matter how brushy. I have to say my favorite tree to core is Chamaecyparis lawsoniana or the Port-Orford-cedar. These beauties smell soooo good! Unfortunatly the Port-Orford-cedar is being wiped out by a harmful fungus.
Nice pictures folks!
hotlum

climber
Oregon
Jun 26, 2010 - 08:58pm PT
Was inspired by all of you guys' pics. Sorry about the quality, this is from the two MP camera built into my Nomad data recorder for cruising. I thought it would be ST apprropriate. Taken near Coos Bay, OR. Same geologic formation as the Callahans climbing area near Roseburg. This lovely piece of real estate is called Devils Ridge. Full of cliffs(route worthy!), poison oak, bears and big cats! Exciting cruising for sure!
DJS

Trad climber
Jun 26, 2010 - 09:11pm PT
BooDawg

Social climber
Paradise Island
Jun 27, 2010 - 05:23am PT
Here's an alahe'e tree(Psydrax odoratum); it's related to coffee and is indigenous to Hawaii (It occurs here naturally and elsewhere naturally too which means it was here prior to the arrival of the Polynesians. Its flowers are very fragrant whose scent is referred in ancient Hawaii as the octopus's (he'e) "slippery fragrance."

A kauri tree native to NZ; this one is on the Coromandel Penninsula.
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
Jun 27, 2010 - 07:49pm PT

Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 27, 2010 - 09:07pm PT
nice batch of trees here. always like that view of baldy--you know you're close to the top.

show us a port orford, hotlum, if you've got one.
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Jun 27, 2010 - 09:08pm PT
Yes Mike, and it's white knott "while'...( maybe I missed a few hundred threads back, it's White Mtns..). My wife is having a problem with this thread because what most folks are showing is " Krumholtz formation ,German: krumm, "crooked, bent, twisted" formation trees" affected more by altitude, etc then actual Bonsai's...
She is a Certified arborist, and Nursery certified, and has a combined degree from Santa Cruise , UNR and Miss St. in Biology. She is also the manger of the largest Reno Nursery for the the last 6 years.... She actually isn't all that found of Bonsai's ( I find the effort and patience to be truly amazing, things I do knott possess.). So where is this thread going?......
Up, that's right. Up, it's a climbing forum, always up and when you get to the top, you look across at that or that Mtn. and want to climb it...We are truly sad and sick unhappy( unless we are in the battle) individuals.
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Jun 27, 2010 - 09:41pm PT
Sorry TTR, but didn't have the time to look at all 300+ threads.....Maybe SuperTopo needs a Readers Digest version of these longer ( More then 20) threads for us with ADD....Which covers about 83.754% of us climbers....Look a "Squirrel".
Banquo

Trad climber
Morgan Hill, CA (Mo' Hill)
Jun 28, 2010 - 04:00pm PT
Taken 6-26-2010
Taken 6-25-2010
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 11, 2010 - 07:05pm PT
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 11, 2010 - 07:50pm PT
How could anyone miss Boodawgs NZ tree?

One of the finest trees I've ever seen!
kinnikinik

Trad climber
B.C.
Jul 11, 2010 - 08:50pm PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 20, 2010 - 08:44pm PT


Don't stare too long....



There are wooden stalagtites!




I have met The Wise One....

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 20, 2010 - 10:33pm PT
The Great Summit Snag, Muralla Grande, Sandia Mts.


BooDawg

Social climber
Paradise Island
Jul 20, 2010 - 10:50pm PT
Thanks, Survival. Yes, there's some bush in the understory, but it only adds to the appreciation of the tree.
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Aug 3, 2010 - 06:53pm PT
some loose holds...but otherwise holy
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 3, 2010 - 07:09pm PT
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
Aug 10, 2010 - 08:49pm PT

MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Aug 23, 2010 - 09:45am PT
Hey, any of you guys know what this tree is? It is guarding the trail to the Fire Crag in Santa Barbara. None of us had ever seen one before.
Edit: The tree was about 20 feet tall

Definitely a great tree!


Leaf detail:

Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Aug 23, 2010 - 09:56am PT
mester e we have a redwood like shrub here in the sierra foothills dubbed a western yew.

the needles on the tree in your pic look similar to our yew.


...

i am tree soul.
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Aug 23, 2010 - 09:59am PT
the woodpile at an artisitic medium!

great ekat. just great. that will do.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Aug 23, 2010 - 10:34am PT
We looked up Western Yew Norwegian... I don't think that is what it is. The shape was bushy and full. There is a second type of long thin leaves (?) sprouting along the branches along with the fluffy short leaves. Our camera didn't quite catch it, but the color of the foliage is a gorgeous blue-grey color. It stood out like a sore thumb amongst the regular native plants.

EKat- that pile of wood is so cool!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 23, 2010 - 11:51am PT
eKatTheWoodChuck, YIKES!!

That is too freekin' cool!


Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Aug 23, 2010 - 12:19pm PT
The western yew loves deep shade and wet feet. We have a few in our north facing canyon down by the creek @ 3,000 ft.

ekat, love the wood pile, like a beautiful life we all eventually burn through it.

I must admit I'm partial to these, skys witness the western juniper.....
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Aug 24, 2010 - 08:52am PT
Cragman, I know the tree well and will for now on know it as Peter's Tree, thanks for sharing. It does seem to me that when at the end of a day, season, career or life what really counts is the people we shared the time with, all the countless routes and miles of stone remain in place since we passed over them in a flash of time that was shared with a friend.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Aug 24, 2010 - 10:02am PT
THAT was a cool read Cragman....I'm glad you have something like that tree to remember him by, everytime you go by it you'll think of him. My grandmother once told me...memories are the spirits of those visiting you! His spirit will visit you, enjoy those times for what they are.
Peace
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Sep 3, 2010 - 08:28pm PT
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Sep 3, 2010 - 08:50pm PT
Dick Erb

climber
June Lake, CA
Sep 3, 2010 - 11:40pm PT
Cragman, now I have a name for that tree I look at by the Tioga Road. It looks kinda like a miniature sequoia.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Sep 4, 2010 - 11:33am PT
DE, we may have met bitd in the Valley but my wife & I met your sister and brother in law hiking in the Swiss Alps. We got to talking they asked about our climbing and your name came up! 6 degrees removed from everyone on the planet indeed, our climbing community even closer, perhaps I'll meet you in person along our paths. Hope to spend more time this winter on your east side.......Berg Heil.

Charlie D.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 12, 2010 - 01:48am PT
Located in Bear Canyon near Baldy Village:


I don't know from trees so much so I can't vouch for this but I can
assert that the first limb is about 32" in diameter!

sempervirens

Trad climber
Trinity County
Sep 12, 2010 - 03:04am PT
Hey Mr E, Ever read "the Botany of Desire"? It reports Johnny Appleseed was a child molester who planted apple trees to supply makers of hard cider and that "eatin" apples were rarely grown in America at that time.
random posts, bla bla, ha, ha, ha...
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Sep 12, 2010 - 01:24pm PT
Dryad?
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2010 - 02:37pm PT
The grizzled old man.

High in the Sangre De Cristos.

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 28, 2010 - 01:25am PT
Not quite so grizzled but rather an odd pruning job for 9500' on Mt Baldy, sorta yur 50' bonsai look...

Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Nov 1, 2010 - 09:23am PT
^^^^Nice, the Western Juniper the ranges' oldest witness.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 7, 2010 - 08:00pm PT
hey there say, all....

old neighborhood oak, hanging wayyyyy over the street...

this is that ONE side of it...




this is how it brances out over the yard, on the OTHER
SIDE of the tree (balancing it, hopefully) :O






oh my, could not really see up into the TOP of it... :O
one year, this is due to break, though the folks whose yard
it is in, don't seem to be able to trim it... :(

lovely tree, but a mite dangerous, come storm times...

wow, though, there's nothing like a tree, as to creativi'tree'...

:)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 7, 2010 - 08:03pm PT
hey there dingus, say... i like the "faces" that one can find in those old trees that you posted pics of.... :)

full varieties, human, critters, bugs, etc...
neat pics...

:)
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Nov 19, 2010 - 06:00pm PT
Had a chance for a night time hike along the Hogs Back a few weeks ago, love those junipers!

You never know who you might run into in the mountains, anyone recognize this friendly chap?
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Nov 21, 2010 - 11:36pm PT
My current screen-saver


from the wikimedia bonsai site:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Bonsai
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Nov 26, 2010 - 07:42pm PT
I forget. . .if I ever posted this great tree. . .
so my apologies. . .when I have more time I'll go thru the
thread and if I have, I'll delete it. But it's still a great
tree--thanks, Sherri!

Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Nov 26, 2010 - 10:27pm PT
SteveW, wow beautiful piece!!!

ekat, snow ghosts, love em...........MT, Big White?
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Nov 26, 2010 - 10:55pm PT

Thanks, Charlie D.
Actually, I owe it to Sherri L, who I commissioned to
do it from a few snaps I took in the Patriarch Grove above
Bishop, CA. Only got to spend less than a day there, but
what a treat it was. As Aaaaanold says, I'll be back!!!!
MisterE

Social climber
Cinderella Story, Outa Nowhere
Mar 21, 2011 - 02:42am PT
Bump.


And "Yay!" for the Roosevelt tree in Big Pine surviving the fire! (pic from internet)

goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
May 20, 2011 - 10:20pm PT

from...http://www.cruzine.com/2011/05/18/unusual-achitecture/

DM88T

climber
San Juan Bautista, CA
May 21, 2011 - 01:04am PT
Captain...or Skully

climber
Where are you bound?
Sep 24, 2011 - 02:39am PT
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Sep 24, 2011 - 08:57am PT
Bump for great trees
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 24, 2011 - 10:44am PT
Dang I love this thread.

My photos will be back any day.....
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Sep 24, 2011 - 11:15am PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 24, 2011 - 03:12pm PT
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 24, 2011 - 05:11pm PT
max factor

Trad climber
Sep 24, 2011 - 07:54pm PT


onyourleft

climber
Smog Angeles
Sep 25, 2011 - 01:08am PT
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Dec 7, 2011 - 01:21pm PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 7, 2011 - 01:30pm PT
"If I'm goin' down I'm takin' somebody with me." - P. Palmtree 2011

survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 10, 2012 - 09:39am PT
My very own super tree.



survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 10, 2012 - 09:40am PT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 10, 2012 - 10:09am PT
Thanks DMT!
One more for now.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 10, 2012 - 12:56pm PT
some things never change, Jupiter chases Venus to the western horizon as the timeless trees look on

guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Mar 10, 2012 - 02:26pm PT
Been a while since I went riding.
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Mar 10, 2012 - 03:25pm PT
guido's photo has inspired a local debate here. one says it's flat-out photoshopped. the art expert says if it's photoshopped, it's an extremely good job. rather, the expert says, probably real. gullible me says real. guido's an honest soul, no?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 10, 2012 - 05:06pm PT
Best1, HaHaHa! Learn sumpin' new almost every day! I hope that poor dood's
insurance company doesn't find out it ain't a tree.

"Dear claimant, we don't cover monocots falling on yer car."

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Farmer Bruce-san, look at yer bad self with the rake job on that gravel!
Makes me wanna meditate - with a nice cold one at the ready.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Guido, you gotta get out more!

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

And I thought I had bad joints!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Mar 10, 2012 - 05:19pm PT
Trees have to put up with a lot.

guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Mar 10, 2012 - 09:19pm PT
Tony-Never ever trust a Guido! Trust me on this one.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 10, 2012 - 09:40pm PT
"Tony-Never ever trust a Guido! Trust me on this one." guido
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Mar 11, 2012 - 01:02am PT
i'm thinkin' it's on an island, maybe norfolk or tonga, where the strangler figs grow really fast and if you don't pay yer parking, they use them instead of a denver boot.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Mar 11, 2012 - 01:43am PT
Hey it's ok to be a Guido and Tony, hey is it ok it I call you Tony? You know some of the guys might not like it? And the Tonga thing, give Gene a ring about the tropical thing and you will get the growth gist.

So here is a shot of me and my first squeeze, now realize this is BFC4, aka before Camp 4:


And, if you really want to be a Guido, follow these guidelines to the max.
http://www.jersify.com/the-guido-guide/

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 11, 2012 - 01:45am PT
You gave up that for Camp 4? Was it a pre-existing condition or head trauma?
BooYah

Social climber
Ely, Nv
Mar 11, 2012 - 01:46am PT
Trees, sailorboy. TREES! Drift gets one nowhere.
You know this.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Mar 11, 2012 - 03:03am PT
BooYah- I always wondered who you be with your trite but awesomely concise responses. But you are so wrong and drift will always be a factor in our lives. No need for the sailorboy dig. You get my drift?
BooYah

Social climber
Ely, Nv
Mar 11, 2012 - 03:09am PT
Wise as always. I DO go on at times.
It's not a dig, actually. Sailors come and go at will, ANYWHERE.
That's Something.
I was just checking to make sure you're making way over there.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Mar 11, 2012 - 03:15am PT
Ok mate, my apologies, I will give you a little leeway this time but next encounter you will have to deal with my Guidette. Such is life. Or to be spot on, such is the "tree of life."
RadDad

climber
Thorp, WA
Mar 11, 2012 - 03:18am PT
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 27, 2012 - 01:36am PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 30, 2012 - 03:05pm PT
Where the hell is north?

c_vultaggio

Trad climber
new york
Mar 31, 2012 - 10:42pm PT
MisterE

Social climber
Apr 1, 2012 - 12:23am PT
This one is pretty cool. Forest in Poland, who can guess how this happened?

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 1, 2012 - 01:53am PT
I'll take a stab - russian tanks flattened them?
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Apr 2, 2012 - 02:28am PT
leave it to Humbolt State, wow, that is some good tree.

sempervirens

climber
Apr 4, 2012 - 11:05am PT
Mister E,

I'm stumped, but will guess. Was it a forest of downed trees that lay over these when they were small saplings? The saplings grew around the downed trees and upward. Then later the downed trees were somehow removed. That guess is more contorted than the trees. In any case, please tell us.
Killer K

Boulder climber
Sacramento, CA
Jun 29, 2012 - 10:45am PT
Mr E,

Looks like the trees were removed to be used for some forest pruduct but the lowest branch was retained in order to save the effort of reforesting. The the branches left over grew towards the sun. Phototropism is the cause of the deformation whatever the initial damge may have been.
Killer K

Boulder climber
Sacramento, CA
Jun 29, 2012 - 10:58am PT
Guido,

The pic of the tree (banyan?) growing over the motorcycle is so cool. Tropical trees have aerial roots that can sprout from any part of the tree and collect moisture from the air until they grow so long that they root into the ground. There is an amazing banyan tree in lahina that covers an entire city block. It has about 30+ trunks but its all one tree. Pretty cool! Ill find a good pic.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Jun 29, 2012 - 11:09am PT
the gnarly oak meets alien...

survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 29, 2012 - 11:13am PT
The tired old man, looking good in grey.

Killer K

Boulder climber
Sacramento, CA
Jun 29, 2012 - 11:15am PT

Anyone know what species this tree is?

Hint-not a pine tree

Sorry if its sideways it took right side up. If it helps i'll post another.

Ha! It is! Sorry havent posted many pics
Killer K

Boulder climber
Sacramento, CA
Jun 29, 2012 - 11:45am PT

Ok this ones right side up and more challenging!

What species am I?

Its tough being a tree hugger with these around!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 29, 2012 - 11:48am PT
A 'breezy' spot on the Oregon coast...

little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Jun 29, 2012 - 11:53am PT
Killer K,

Ceiba pentandra? if it is, it's just a wee thing. I like the 175 foot monsters like this one.

Killer K

Boulder climber
Sacramento, CA
Jun 29, 2012 - 12:04pm PT
Little z,

Very close! Right genus classification wrong species.

Do those big Kapok trees have the thorns all over too? That would be a rough tree to climb!
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Jun 29, 2012 - 12:11pm PT
Ceibas only have the spines when they are young, thank God. Knew your tree had to be in the Bombacaceae, how about Pochote (Bombacopsis quinata)?
Killer K

Boulder climber
Sacramento, CA
Jun 29, 2012 - 02:08pm PT
Little z,

Nope, you were closer the first time. I'll just tell you since you seem to be the most interested.......

Ceiba speciosa or silk floss tree or hong kong orchid. These ones keep their spines their entire life and grow to about 45'.

Theres a pretty good size one in sacramento and ive seen big ones at the l.a. arboretum.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Jun 29, 2012 - 05:14pm PT
KK,

Cool. I guess you did say it was in the same genus, duhh. I'm not much of a botanist, only being familiar with the more obvious plants that I run into. Haven't seen that one yet. It does look a lot like a Pochote except that Pochote doesn't have the photosynthetic bark.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 29, 2012 - 05:30pm PT
Reilly, I bet those burls you posted up thread would fetch a pretty penny.
Killer K

Boulder climber
Sacramento, CA
Jun 29, 2012 - 06:34pm PT

Here's another cool one.
Killer K

Boulder climber
Sacramento, CA
Jun 29, 2012 - 06:37pm PT

Same kind of growth pattern different species altogether.
Killer K

Boulder climber
Sacramento, CA
Jun 29, 2012 - 06:42pm PT

What about the leaves on this trippy tree?!!
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Jun 29, 2012 - 06:43pm PT
KK,

love the fine branching on that first one, looks like it's wrigglin' around as we speak, some kind of Cherry? Palo Verde for the second one?
Killer K

Boulder climber
Sacramento, CA
Jun 29, 2012 - 06:45pm PT

Another favorite!
Killer K

Boulder climber
Sacramento, CA
Jun 29, 2012 - 06:47pm PT
LZ,

Contorted Filbert or Hiram's Walking Stick for the first one, and Corkscrew Willow for the second.
Killer K

Boulder climber
Sacramento, CA
Jun 29, 2012 - 06:53pm PT

More coolness!
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Jun 29, 2012 - 06:54pm PT
well, I'm out of my league. Will just stick to enjoying the pics. Bring 'em on...
Killer K

Boulder climber
Sacramento, CA
Jun 29, 2012 - 06:55pm PT

lots of species of conifers only found on this island in the area.
Killer K

Boulder climber
Sacramento, CA
Jun 29, 2012 - 06:56pm PT

ok I swear this is last one.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Jun 29, 2012 - 07:15pm PT
Killer K

Boulder climber
Sacramento, CA
Jun 29, 2012 - 07:23pm PT
CC,

That's the one!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Jul 2, 2012 - 07:28pm PT
So this is my favorite tree, a 100-foot white pine by our house. It was born before I was and with good luck should outlive me. Jack has chased a couple of bear cubs up this tree and more recently a racoon. Lately there's often been a scarlet tanager, the world's brightest-red bird, perched on the very top and singing.


The tree is tall enough to catch the last rays of sunset, and I've often watched until stars came out.

That tree is what I look at, at the end of the day, when I look up from here.

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 2, 2012 - 07:47pm PT
This one's a little more than a 100' but I couldn't retreat far enough to
get the proper perspective. But then it isn't in my backyard either.


Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Jul 2, 2012 - 08:13pm PT
But then it isn't in my backyard either.

Yeah, that's the charm of this pine for me. I know there are greater trees out there.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 11, 2012 - 12:18am PT
I just wanted to hug this tree, it was so furry and cuddly...
and an excellent poser.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jul 11, 2012 - 12:37am PT
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol
Jul 11, 2012 - 01:38am PT
QITNL: Could be Calaveras Big Trees. Awesome groves of Sequoia trees there.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Aug 9, 2012 - 08:03pm PT
I had the opportunity to visit the National Arboretum in DC which has an amazing collection of bonsai:
This one was a gift from Japan to America and has been in "training" for 400+ years.

Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Aug 9, 2012 - 08:11pm PT

This is a nice Juniper over by Pywiak in TM

Peace

Karl
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Aug 10, 2012 - 06:29pm PT
Got to love those junipers!
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Aug 10, 2012 - 06:41pm PT
Some Random Guy

Trad climber
San Francisco
Aug 10, 2012 - 10:16pm PT
Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the land of rocks...
Aug 10, 2012 - 10:23pm PT
Summer 2012
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 10, 2012 - 11:41pm PT
Speaking of Juniper, it's sad to see a 700 year old grandfather on his last day.

One tree forest fire.




Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the land of rocks...
Aug 11, 2012 - 12:31am PT
Tree BUMP
Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the land of rocks...
Aug 11, 2012 - 12:39am PT
bump!
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Aug 11, 2012 - 09:43am PT
covelocos

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Aug 11, 2012 - 11:42am PT
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Aug 11, 2012 - 11:52am PT
The Call Of K2 Lou

climber
Squamish
Aug 12, 2012 - 06:43pm PT
I love the gnarly trees, it's just hard to find 'em around here:
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 29, 2012 - 01:12am PT
Tuolumne Meadows bonsai

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 12, 2012 - 09:18pm PT
The Jacarandas were goin' off!


How many can you count?



And this one was on fire!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 12, 2012 - 10:23pm PT

Larry, Moe, Curly.


Weejus H. Crutch, those are sum find Artivax antreebies.

And those lavender treebies are jacarandas? Nobody I asked in June knew that in Simi. Imagine that. They are comme dites, Ubuckeyetous.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 15, 2012 - 02:18am PT

This is one of my favorite photos ever.

I reminds me of the movie with Alan Hale and Edgar Buchanan and Kirk Douglas, The Big TRees, from 1952. A line I want to share with the tree higging brosisterhood spoken by Patrice Wymore as Daisy:

"You stye on the eye of a flea on a thigh of a nit on on the neck of a gnat."

Going the opposite way from the big tree topic: -1
Going so f*#king far away in one sentence: priceless.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Sep 16, 2012 - 06:25pm PT
Here's that "favorite tree" I mentioned somewhere upthread, catching the last ray of sunset by our house tonight. It's about a hundred feet tall, perhaps a bit more, but I never tried to reckon its age until just now.


Looked it up ... the growth factor for white pine in a forest averages 5 years per inch of diameter at chest height. This tree is 95 inches around at that height, so
5*95/3.14 = 151
it's something like 151 years old. A seedling when the Civil War broke out, and the forest it looks down upon now was a rocky farmed field.

The largest conifer east of the Mississippi, these critters can live 2, maybe 4 hundred years. Before the white man came to cut them down, some grew 250 feet tall. Seems cool that this one tree has made it so far.

Not far from here is a road called Mast Way, where they cut white pine to build masts for the sailing ships.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 6, 2012 - 09:17pm PT
A Dawg's Delight.

A howling-moon...

Aaallll the trees looked big...

Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Oct 16, 2012 - 08:45am PT
Crazy about junipers......
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Oct 16, 2012 - 12:02pm PT
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 16, 2012 - 01:24pm PT
a very big tree to have in your back yard. The Ceiba, downtown Sabailto de Coto Brus.

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 5, 2012 - 07:19pm PT
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Nov 5, 2012 - 07:33pm PT

Climbing Galapagos style.
MisterE

Social climber
Nov 5, 2012 - 09:09pm PT
Three pictures and a song:




[Click to View YouTube Video]
DM88T

climber
San Juan Bautista, CA
Nov 6, 2012 - 01:03am PT
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Dec 26, 2012 - 07:27am PT
Psilocyborg

climber
Dec 26, 2012 - 02:42pm PT
Psilocyborg

climber
Dec 26, 2012 - 02:44pm PT
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 6, 2013 - 11:24pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 11, 2013 - 10:57am PT
sempervirens

climber
Apr 15, 2013 - 12:59pm PT
For nerds amongst us, this tree and the Sierra juniper used to be two subspecies of western juniper. Now they each classified as separate species.

Bump for trees.
Dervish

Trad climber
Over the water
Apr 15, 2013 - 01:21pm PT

Hope you like this one from the UK.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 15, 2013 - 01:56pm PT
High above Death Valley!
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 15, 2013 - 11:57pm PT
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 20, 2013 - 05:56pm PT
hey there say, manzanita man... very nice trees!
thanks for the share...

hope you had a good week, tree-wise and yard wise, :)
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
May 9, 2013 - 07:07pm PT


a couple shots from this morning's bike ride out to Fort Pickens.



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Magnolia buds in the backyard blooming.

McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
May 9, 2013 - 08:20pm PT
Washington Big Trees
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
May 11, 2013 - 12:37am PT
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
May 28, 2013 - 10:45am PT
Blue Atlas Cedar window shade:
DM88T

climber
San Juan Bautista, CA
May 29, 2013 - 03:34am PT
Mr. Toast, a fine collection. The paired trees are exceptional.


survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - May 29, 2013 - 12:02pm PT
Nice pix DMT! I love the one overlooking the lake, with it's little brother standing nearby.



Check it, dwarfing the Love Machine!















dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
May 29, 2013 - 12:52pm PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 29, 2013 - 01:24pm PT
c_vultaggio

Trad climber
new york
May 29, 2013 - 01:24pm PT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - May 29, 2013 - 01:26pm PT
Damn you Vultaggio.......:0)
c_vultaggio

Trad climber
new york
May 29, 2013 - 02:40pm PT
Damn you Vultaggio.......:0)

Just ordered a metallic 36x48, to be front-mounted to some plexi. Pretty stoked to have it hanging at home...
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
May 29, 2013 - 03:12pm PT
Near the entrance of the Thurston Lava Tube - Big Island

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 11, 2013 - 02:13am PT
California fan palm to Mme. Justice and Mr. Cedar: Is there nothing that will reconcile you two?

The date palm remained behind the flag, saying nothing, yet knowing everything.

[cue organ;go to commercial]

We will return to this chapter of Courthouse Bark in just a moment...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 6, 2013 - 10:59pm PT
Your honor, I withdraw the question...
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Jul 7, 2013 - 11:43pm PT
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jul 19, 2013 - 12:06pm PT
I think I will never see,
A poem as lovely as a tree,
Poems are written by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

John Ridgway book-Then We Sailed Away
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2013 - 12:12pm PT

Survivors....
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jul 19, 2013 - 12:22pm PT
Good one Edge, Those trees or amazing huhh? Here are a couple from "Trail of 100 Giants" near Dome Rock.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 19, 2013 - 12:27pm PT
Big Daddy.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jul 19, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Jul 19, 2013 - 12:48pm PT
Sequoia = anti gravity machine, getting the water out of the ground up to the top of one of those babys just blows my mind. That is a truly Giant feat.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jul 24, 2013 - 03:24pm PT
Specialistclimber, her initals are EQ. Tree route looks cool, wanted to climb that one but my girlfriend is just learning lead belay. Beautiful country up there. Ponderosa campground was really cool.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jul 24, 2013 - 03:45pm PT
Ok good. Was gonna be weird meeting my girlfriends ex in here, LOL. Hope to get back up there soon, lots of climbing over there, and many many many beautiful trees.

NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Jul 24, 2013 - 03:47pm PT
Each of these is a great tree, with gravitas and dignity, worthy of hours of contemplation. And there are so many, that time is not enough to appreciate their beauty one by one. So I appreciate them all together in moments of peaceful ecstasy, and come back to revisit them later.

Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jul 26, 2013 - 08:27pm PT
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Jul 27, 2013 - 06:45pm PT
Was in Wales recently and toured a famous garden there. Imagine our surprise when we saw this big tree that looked like a Sequoia.

Turns out it was a Sequoia, brought from California in 1876.

Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Jul 27, 2013 - 07:52pm PT
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Aug 2, 2013 - 10:00am PT
Wow, gorgeous shots Dean, lighting is killer.
Here is an awesome tree I just found out about, anyone seen one of these on their travels.

Eucalyptus deglupta
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eucalyptus_deglupta


Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 12, 2013 - 03:53pm PT
DC, I think that is rather Eucalyptus keyseyii.


Brain Surgery...


Log Leather...
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 20, 2013 - 11:44am PT
Grandfather, 10,000 ft., Monitor Pass.
Escaped the fire!!










goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Aug 27, 2013 - 06:57pm PT
Seville Square, Pensacola


T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Sep 2, 2013 - 12:14am PT
(seen from where I was yesterday)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 2, 2013 - 12:38pm PT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 3, 2013 - 12:30pm PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 3, 2013 - 12:37pm PT
Survival, I think yer bifocals are on crooked! BwaHaHaHa! :-)


Cragman, NO FAIR, yer shot clearly had divine intervention!




survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 3, 2013 - 02:04pm PT
Reilly, there's NOTHING WRONG with my bifocals!!!


Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Sep 3, 2013 - 02:16pm PT
Went for a hike up Rocky Canyon to the summit of Pyramid Peak last weekend, great trees in route:

White Pine around 8500 feet:

Cedar around 7000 feet:
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Sep 3, 2013 - 02:18pm PT
The Freeman Grove covers more than 4,000 acres in the Freeman Creek drainage, the deep valley just north of The Needles. It is the largest unlogged grove outside of a National park, and the easternmost grove of giant sequoias. According to the USFS the grove is home to about 800 trees more than 10 feet in diameter.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 10, 2013 - 10:52pm PT
On Olive Av. in Mr. Ced.
Across from the New El Capitan HS on G Grade.

Two lopsided abominations of the tree surgeon's butchery.

Why won't they just cut these eyesores out of the picture?

Are the utilities operators' bosses the same guys who head the forestry authorities in this state and who make such bonehead decisions?

Or are the property owners just Philistines when it comes to their public image?

I gotta look at these POS often. If they were in a forest, I'd let it slide, believe me. This is just jive-ass.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 11, 2013 - 12:03am PT
Thx, TT.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 11, 2013 - 03:56am PT
Is it far from Pristine, CA, like?

I mean, you live in used-to-be Paradise.

Is this the one you mentioned when I posted this last spring?
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 11, 2013 - 09:27pm PT
Chris, speaking of the Freeman Grove, there is an incredible HUGE downed tree that spans an entire canyon. Have you seen that one?

Also it was a shame that one tree was named after Pres. Bush (the first one), it was not treated with respect.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 11, 2013 - 09:27pm PT
Here is one from the Sherbrooke Forest north of Melbourne, Aust.

T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Sep 20, 2013 - 11:05pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 23, 2013 - 04:30pm PT
A popular tree, shade is its number one occupation. Good for siesta.--Popular Arboristic article on oaks
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Sep 23, 2013 - 04:53pm PT
i built a coffin for richard.
then i built one for myself,
and upon its lid,
i placed my bed roll.
everynight i sleep atop my
subterranean space ship,
and one night,
i might,
just slip right on thru
upon infared dreams
and descend into.

little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Sep 28, 2013 - 10:57am PT
too sad to write a poem

was like watching Avatar

200 ft Ceiba bites the dust




bergbryce

Mountain climber
California
Sep 28, 2013 - 12:30pm PT
I took a whirlwind road trip the other week. S. Lake Tahoe -> Shasta -> Medford/Ashland -> Crescent City -> Eureka and then 36 across the Trinities. Wow.
I was under the impression that the region was constantly wet given the 60+ inches of annual precip much of the region receives. I was surprised to see it dry and sunny. I guess all of California has two seasons. Even more surprising were those stunning redwoods. Absolute treasures. Sorry no pics of trees. Was actually rather focused on enjoying the beaches and coastline. What an incredible area there behind the redwood curtain.
Are there any reasonable climbing options up that way?? I saw the occasional riverside boulder that looked climbable but any cliffs I saw looked really chossy.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 28, 2013 - 12:50pm PT
Who can guess the age of this Bristlecone? 3000? 4000?


The origin of the word 'gnarly'?


The cones take two years to mature...


Didjya know the two species' distribution?
perswig

climber
Sep 29, 2013 - 09:02pm PT

Dale
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Sep 29, 2013 - 09:38pm PT
Some of my favorite tree forms!






T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Sep 30, 2013 - 12:56am PT
Sep 1, 2013 - 09:14pm PT
seen from where I was yesterday
(same one - up closer)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 5, 2013 - 12:19am PT
And I thought I was twisted!

DM88T

climber
San Juan Bautista, CA
Oct 5, 2013 - 11:20pm PT
some live longer than others

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 8, 2013 - 05:25am PT
gimmeslack

Trad climber
VA
Oct 8, 2013 - 07:13am PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 18, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
On the descent from Whitney...

Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Oct 20, 2013 - 08:56am PT
There sure are some great trees at Lover's Leap, ponderosa and sugar pines along with some cedars and western junipers.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 20, 2013 - 11:18am PT
Lake Yosemite, Merced.
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Oct 20, 2013 - 12:21pm PT
The once great tree on this thread


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 20, 2013 - 03:47pm PT
In the out-of-bounds of the Merced Hills Golf Club.

There are t'ree boidies* in dis pic. Find 'em and you win one of the errant balls that I hawked the other day.

*3 birds yields 3-under-par, of course--where you want to be after the long thirteenth hole.

Trees make golf into a non-links experience; and because of them, the "game" can become a major nightmare because of them.

Same with climbing...

Forgive me, it's Sunday, golf day in America.
MisterE

climber
Nov 1, 2013 - 09:15pm PT
This one is on the back way to The Fortress in Ojai - kind of in Anastasia and Bill's neighborhood:

McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Nov 1, 2013 - 09:27pm PT
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Nov 2, 2013 - 12:18am PT
MisterE

climber
Nov 3, 2013 - 06:55pm PT
Beautiful picture, Seamstress!

Lone oak on the trail into Malibu Creek State Park

goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Nov 5, 2013 - 04:47pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
MisterE

climber
Nov 18, 2013 - 10:17pm PT
Life -vs- erosion:

Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Nov 19, 2013 - 01:49am PT
Bump for one of my favorites!
Just went through the entire thread, excellent
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Nov 19, 2013 - 09:27pm PT
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Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Dec 4, 2013 - 12:05pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 4, 2013 - 12:30pm PT
Now, that's obviously a species you don't find on the Sierra Nevada's western slope!

[Click to View YouTube Video]Not much more to be said about this falling woody object.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 4, 2013 - 12:35pm PT
Mouse, I almost had to perform an Auto-Heimlich I was laughing so hard!
At first I figgered the cars were the target, but NO! It was obvious from
the git-go his undercut was all wrong, not to mention his going all northwoods
heman with the axe. PRICELESS!
Heyzeus

climber
Hollywood,Ca
Dec 4, 2013 - 12:37pm PT
^^^^
That felt good. Too bad it didn't fall on that moron as well.
Why cut down that beautiful tree? So sad. Maybe the tree was sick? Looked healthy from the distance.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 4, 2013 - 12:43pm PT
Mouse. Thanks. Lol!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 4, 2013 - 01:18pm PT
Why cut down that beautiful tree?

Well, duh, he was afraid it was gonna fall on his house some day.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 5, 2013 - 11:15am PT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2013 - 12:20pm PT
Timid, great pics!

Mouse, am I the only one that climbs high in the tree and puts lines with tension in the direction I want it to fall??
Wow, that was amazing.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 5, 2013 - 02:37pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 5, 2013 - 03:13pm PT
If a tree falls in the forest, does it bother to shout, "Oh, shit!" like a pilot does when he's going into the ground?

jstan

climber
Dec 5, 2013 - 03:53pm PT
Not much more to be said about this falling woody object.

Makes sense. Dropping it that way gets you much more firewood.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 6, 2013 - 11:56am PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 6, 2013 - 12:29pm PT
Fruits du burl, Tierra del Fuego

And so some of you think you have bad joints?
the czar

climber
meyers, ca.
Dec 6, 2013 - 05:13pm PT
L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
Dec 7, 2013 - 11:17am PT
Mystical...



Magical...

sharperblue

Mountain climber
San Francisco, California
Dec 7, 2013 - 11:33am PT
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Dec 25, 2013 - 11:04pm PT
A Christmas tree if you will (I went out).
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Jan 13, 2014 - 11:04pm PT
Went for a walk near the Mammoth Lakes visitor center, and came across this mutant pine with like 40 foot branches. Not even that tall/ old of a tree, but a huge wing-span. It really stood out from the surronding trees tho it's the same (ponderosa?) variety, or whatever you call it.
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Jan 13, 2014 - 11:21pm PT
One of the better shots of our backyard weeping Silver Birch

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 14, 2014 - 12:51am PT
Tierra del Fuego was misnamed. It should have been Tierra del Viento...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 5, 2014 - 12:51pm PT
So, you whiners think you have it hard?

Bristlecone Pine, White Mts
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Feb 5, 2014 - 01:32pm PT
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Mar 20, 2014 - 02:08am PT
perswig

climber
May 22, 2014 - 06:45am PT
Cool wood, folks. Biotch, your mutant Ponderosa up top is excellent, a little spooky.


Dale
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - May 22, 2014 - 10:30am PT









Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
May 22, 2014 - 02:02pm PT

Morgan & Ola-Conny - How much years old? Swedish-English spoken here...
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guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
May 22, 2014 - 02:28pm PT
walt

climber
Kirkwood, CA