3 Dainty logs
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Found this in a gas station, very cool.

Slav

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  Re: 3 Dainty logs by Slav Jelesijevich (Found this in a gas ...)
(10-04-2017, 01:20 PM)Slav Jelesijevich Wrote: Found this in a gas station, very cool.

Slav

https://imgur.com/a/IFlMV

Used to see those trucks loaded with huge logs in the Sierras and along the Northern California coast when we went camping as kids.  Many of the roads we traveled were as much logging roads as auto roads.  A long time gone.

Greg
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  Re: 3 Dainty logs by Slav Jelesijevich (Found this in a gas ...)
Took the family to Yosemite a couple of years ago.  The drought was in full swing, and the pine bark beetle had destroyed thousands of large redwoods.  All day long, logging trucks were coming down from the mountains, carrying huge redwoods.  The beetle destroys the bark and sapwood, but the heartwood is intact.  Last year's abundant rain should help stem the loss, and this year is shaping out to be a lot like last year.  So sad to see so many magnificent trees lost.  It will take years to clear all the dead ones.
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  Re: RE: 3 Dainty logs by AHill (Took the family to Y...)
(10-04-2017, 07:44 PM)AHill Wrote: Took the family to Yosemite a couple of years ago.  The drought was in full swing, and the pine bark beetle had destroyed thousands of large redwoods.  All day long, logging trucks were coming down from the mountains, carrying huge redwoods.  The beetle destroys the bark and sapwood, but the heartwood is intact.  Last year's abundant rain should help stem the loss, and this year is shaping out to be a lot like last year.  So sad to see so many magnificent trees lost.  It will take years to clear all the dead ones.

Boy I would hate to be a car behind one when the chains snapped.

I know they still have trees like that but wonder how many and how many new ones are growing to replace them?
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  Re: 3 Dainty logs by Slav Jelesijevich (Found this in a gas ...)
There's  one of those redwood logs similar insize down here at Ozark, behind the Dogwood store.
Been there for many years. Long enough that it has actually been coming apart, so they attached metal bands around it. There's a picture of it in the store on the truck it was delivered with, from California. Truck is/was probably as old as the one in slav's pic.







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  Re: 3 Dainty logs by Slav Jelesijevich (Found this in a gas ...)


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  Re: RE: 3 Dainty logs by AHill (Took the family to Y...)
(10-04-2017, 07:44 PM)AHill Wrote: Took the family to Yosemite a couple of years ago.  The drought was in full swing, and the pine bark beetle had destroyed thousands of large redwoods.  All day long, logging trucks were coming down from the mountains, carrying huge redwoods.  The beetle destroys the bark and sapwood, but the heartwood is intact.  Last year's abundant rain should help stem the loss, and this year is shaping out to be a lot like last year.  So sad to see so many magnificent trees lost.  It will take years to clear all the dead ones.

Technically, what you saw on the logging trucks in Yosemite were probably sequoias. People often use "redwood" as a vernacular, generic description.  Redwoods, aka coast redwoods, grow, as the name implies, on the coast; sequoias in the mountains.  They're part of the same biological family, but different genera.  Coast redwoods concentrate on tall (although the big ones are also pretty wide); sequoias concentrate on diameter, although the big ones are also pretty tall.
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  Re: RE: 3 Dainty logs by Bill_Houghton ([quote='AHill' pid='...)
(10-11-2017, 03:18 PM)Bill_Houghton Wrote: Technically, what you saw on the logging trucks in Yosemite were probably sequoias.  People often use "redwood" as a vernacular, generic description.  Redwoods, aka coast redwoods, grow, as the name implies, on the coast; sequoias in the mountains.  They're part of the same biological family, but different genera.  Coast redwoods concentrate on tall (although the big ones are also pretty wide); sequoias concentrate on diameter, although the big ones are also pretty tall.

Coastal redwoods are sequoia's.  The subfamily that are referred to as redwoods is sequoioideae, which includes both Coastal redwoods and giant sequoias.  They both have red colored heartwood.

Coastal Redwoods:  Sequoia sempervirums
Giant Sequoia:  Sequoiadendrum giganteum
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