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« Reply #225 on: 16/07/2007 22:49:00 »
Yes I am in the middle of the redwoods.. They are all around. used to be until a a month or two ago outside of my house on the property next to me but they have cut them down! There are still lots here just not in me back yard anymore.. SAD!!  We have tons of them here!
 

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« Reply #226 on: 17/07/2007 13:57:30 »
That'd be pretty cool to be living in them. LoL. I'm tired of little whippy trees.
 

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« Reply #227 on: 17/07/2007 14:02:09 »
I will send you a cool Picture I sent to stuart, but it can't go on the forum as I don't have my friends permission to plaster her face on here .. you will really see how big they sre here ok? I will Pm you with it!
 

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« Reply #228 on: 17/07/2007 14:03:05 »
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« Reply #229 on: 17/07/2007 14:06:22 »
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« Reply #230 on: 17/07/2007 14:09:58 »
I saw that. LoL. Beautiful cars to HUGE trees. How? lol
 

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« Reply #231 on: 17/07/2007 14:25:36 »
Isn't that a cool tree! You can drive your beautiful cars right through the trees!

 

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« Reply #232 on: 17/07/2007 14:27:41 »
And the tree is still living how?
 

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« Reply #233 on: 17/07/2007 14:31:42 »
They are interesting trees You cut them down and they grow again right out of the stumps.. The trees that fall in a storm and lie on the forest floor also start shooting up new trees right over the  logs they are incredible trees that have survived for for thousands of years! New starts emerge from the fallen tree! I have a picture somewhere of a fallen one which has grown over again!
 

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« Reply #234 on: 17/07/2007 14:34:22 »
Wow..When I'm living by myself or with a girl I'll have to go over there and check them trees out! That's different!
 

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« Reply #235 on: 17/07/2007 14:50:04 »
They are interesting trees You cut them down and they grow again right out of the stumps..
This is called "coppicing". It's actually quite rare in conifers - I think there are only 3 conifer species that re-grow like this. There are many broadleaves that do this like willow for example. This is why it is being used for biomass production, as it saves re-planting costs and a coppice "stool" (the part that stay after cutting) has a large root, so grows very quickly. Coppicing goes back a long way in history, and was used for many building materials, as well as for charcoal production.
 

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« Reply #236 on: 17/07/2007 14:58:48 »
Your so Smart! LoL. Thanks for that information! I'll be back later today everyone.
 

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« Reply #237 on: 17/07/2007 14:59:45 »
Thanks Stuart that is cool to know the termonology and a bit of history!
 

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