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guido

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

climber
Kirkwood, CA
May 23, 2014 - 12:49am PT
Long dead but still standing strong
Long dead but still standing strong
Credit: walt
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
May 23, 2014 - 12:30pm PT
Credit: guido
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
May 23, 2014 - 12:32pm PT
^^^^ Respect!

DMT
perswig

climber
May 25, 2014 - 03:53pm PT
Little help with tree ID, if you don't mind.

This showed up in a neglected topsoil pile w/in the past year; I'd like to transplant it somewhere appropriate. Thought an elm of some sort, but the bark looks too smooth. Sumac? Ornamental? Dunno.

TIA.
Dale





sempervirens

climber
May 26, 2014 - 11:22pm PT
perswig, cherry. There are many different kinds of cherry of course. I'm guessing that one is a cultivar, and probably produces an edible fruit. Be sure to makes sure before eating though, there are toxic cherries too.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
May 27, 2014 - 11:06am PT
Ancient dwarf


DMT
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
May 27, 2014 - 11:07am PT
Ancient dwarf up close


DMT
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
May 27, 2014 - 11:07am PT
Ancient dwarf maybe not as small as you thought?


Lol.

Juniper.

DMT
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
May 27, 2014 - 11:58am PT
This burl is huge and no way I would ever post its location


DMT
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
May 27, 2014 - 01:46pm PT
The Witness


DMT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2014 - 01:58pm PT
Good stuff DMT!!!

Credit: survival
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
May 27, 2014 - 02:32pm PT
Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy
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The Old Man And The Tree
The Old Man And The Tree
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Scott Patterson

Mountain climber
Craig
May 27, 2014 - 02:49pm PT
A very, very, old tree (around 201,000,000 to 235,000,000 years old):

Credit: Scott Patterson
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
May 27, 2014 - 02:52pm PT
Good ones gents. That petrified tree is awesome!

DMT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2014 - 02:55pm PT
Very cool.

How does one know it's 280 million years old? Curious, because I couldn't find anything.
Scott Patterson

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Craig
May 27, 2014 - 03:12pm PT
How does one know it's 280 million years old? Curious, because I couldn't find anything.

My mistake. I looked it up and it's actually 201-235 million years old. It is in the Chinle Formation, which is from the Late Triassic (Late Triassic is 201-235 million years old).

http://3dparks.wr.usgs.gov/coloradoplateau/lexicon/chinle.htm
perswig

climber
May 28, 2014 - 06:24am PT
Ah, thanks much, sempervirens!
Oddly enough, the algorithm I followed for leaf ID took me to cherry, but I discounted that as unlikely as none seem to be nearby.
Gift from the wind, I guess.

Thanks again.
Dale

edit: SV, I used this, expecting little, and was pleasantly surprised. (Pretty sure I've got a cool old hand-drawn taxonomy guide somewhere as well, but I couldn't lay my hands on it when I needed it.)

http://forestry.about.com/od/treeidentification/tp/tree_key_id_start.htm
sempervirens

climber
May 28, 2014 - 08:22pm PT
Perswig,
I'm not familiar with any algorithm for identifying leaves or plants. Is there a link you could send describing it? Thanks.
Maybe the cherry tree was a gift from a bird. And Elm leaves are pretty similar.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
May 28, 2014 - 08:50pm PT
This is in semperviren's neck of the woods.
A good death
A good death
Credit: Timid TopRope
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