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« Reply #25 on: 16/07/2007 13:32:11 »
...and roast the queer old dean!

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« Reply #26 on: 16/07/2007 13:33:14 »
Knowing you, it's probably something to do with trees.

Das könnte sein!
 

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« Reply #27 on: 16/07/2007 13:35:51 »
Only could be? Hmmm...

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« Reply #28 on: 16/07/2007 17:14:23 »
I'll give you trees.....
 

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« Reply #29 on: 16/07/2007 17:33:26 »
I don't want any, thank you  :D

Right, so what could it be? hmmm...

Right, lammas (plural of lamma) are those nasty sharp bits that scratch your bum when you sit on a branch.
 

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« Reply #30 on: 17/07/2007 08:19:45 »
No, that's a cat.

But it can be evident in branches......
 

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« Reply #31 on: 17/07/2007 17:18:20 »
In branches? Stupid cashiers?  :D

Just in branches or in the tree in general? I can't offhand think of anything that's unique to branches.
 

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« Reply #32 on: 17/07/2007 19:25:52 »
The 11th letter of the Greek alphabet with bad handwriting?
 

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« Reply #33 on: 17/07/2007 20:55:17 »
The 11th letter of the Greek alphabet with bad handwriting?

 

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« Reply #34 on: 18/07/2007 08:02:25 »
It is visible in a specific place through the whole tree.
 

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« Reply #35 on: 18/07/2007 08:04:40 »
naturally i chose now to not remember the whole greek alphabet... where's my grandma when you need her?
 

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« Reply #36 on: 18/07/2007 13:00:59 »
Visible? So, something to do with the bark?
 

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« Reply #37 on: 18/07/2007 13:02:47 »
Go back to "in" the tree, Gandalf.


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« Reply #38 on: 18/07/2007 13:07:44 »
hmmm... Gandalf... Lord of the Rings... tree rings?
 

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« Reply #39 on: 18/07/2007 13:12:30 »
Genau!
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« Reply #41 on: 18/07/2007 15:53:15 »
During the course of a favourable spring, tree growth can begin early. This is represented as tree rings as you're aware. This period ends, and then new buds are set. If the year continues favourable, or there is a second period where growth can occur, the tree takes advantage of this and grows on from those set buds. Therefore, you get 2 annual rings in one year, instead of just one. This second period of growth is called Lammas growth, and usually begins in late July or early August. The name comes from (as far as I can tell) the Pagan festival you mentioned earlier which is on the 1st of August.
It's something you need to be aware of if you're practicing dendrochronology, or even if you're doing it properly!

http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/63/Picea_sitchensis6.jpg/450px-Picea_sitchensis6.jpg&imgrefurl=http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Picea_sitchensis6.jpg&h=600&w=450&sz=74&hl=en&start=3&um=1&tbnid=z4jRmvM_HnLwXM:&tbnh=135&tbnw=101&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dlammas%2Bgrowth%26svnum%3D10%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN
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« Reply #42 on: 18/07/2007 19:39:42 »
Oooh! I didn't know they could do that.
 

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« Reply #43 on: 18/07/2007 20:26:27 »
They're as cunning as Cuttle the cunning cuttlefish on a stunningly cunning day...
 

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« Reply #44 on: 18/07/2007 20:27:30 »
Your go!
 

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« Reply #45 on: 18/07/2007 20:38:30 »
I shall have to think...
 

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