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Pioneer Cabin Sequoia in California

I have been looking for comments or thoughts, in general, about the recent toppling by a storm of this tree in California by our members. Sam Goodwin
by sam goodwin
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:56 am
 
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pioneer Cabin Sequoia in California
Comments: 2
Views: 265

Upside down trees

On 1/30/16 we visited the MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. In 1999, Natalie Jememijenko, planted 6 Fire Maple trees upside down and the exhibition is called Tree Logic. One website called them Sugar Maples. There is a geocache placed nearby that highlights the trees. This was the first time I have hear...
by sam goodwin
Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:54 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Upside down trees
Comments: 2
Views: 281

Re: Green Lakes - Tick Danger

Knocking on wood did not help, we came out of the woods today and a tick was climbing my wife's leg. We follow all the listed guidelines but some still sneak in. Sam
by sam goodwin
Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:24 pm
 
Forum: New York
Topic: Green Lakes - Tick Danger
Comments: 19
Views: 1502

Re: Green Lakes - Tick Danger

It was reported last week that the deep snow we had this winter protected the ticks from the extreme cold. So far this year we have not found a tick on us and only 3 or 4 last year. The year before that after a short hike heading into Ct from MA I found 17 ticks on me! My wife has had Lyme Disease t...
by sam goodwin
Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:43 pm
 
Forum: New York
Topic: Green Lakes - Tick Danger
Comments: 19
Views: 1502

Re: Spicebush and winterberry in eastern Massachusetts

Will, it sounds like it must be a magnolia. Both the sassafras and spice bush beers went over well at our beer tastings. Sam
by sam goodwin
Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:44 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Spicebush and winterberry in eastern Massachusetts
Comments: 26
Views: 1480

Re: Spicebush and winterberry in eastern Massachusetts

In some ways it does looks like saucer magnolia and they say the flowers are fragrant but no where do they say if you scratch the bark it smells like Chinese 5 spice, ( another spice I have made beer with). The pictures show that the bark has bumps that look more like dashes then spots. Sam
by sam goodwin
Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:49 am
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Spicebush and winterberry in eastern Massachusetts
Comments: 26
Views: 1480

Re: Spicebush and winterberry in eastern Massachusetts

Since its a park it may not be native to this area, Sam
by sam goodwin
Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:04 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Spicebush and winterberry in eastern Massachusetts
Comments: 26
Views: 1480

Re: Spicebush and winterberry in eastern Massachusetts

Ray, I did not want to break or cut any twigs and I found a twig on the ground but I checked all the twigs and branches on the tree and they all look the same. I grabbed another laying on the ground with dry leaves but they turned out to be oak. The tree is near the playing fields in Mittineague Par...
by sam goodwin
Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:59 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Spicebush and winterberry in eastern Massachusetts
Comments: 26
Views: 1480

Re: Spicebush and winterberry in eastern Massachusetts

I agree with Will and Doug about the size being sassafras but the pictures of the bark do not look like any pictures I can find. I will have to leave it o members with more knowledge. Either way it will show its color soon. On my computer I can left click on the the picture and then left click again...
by sam goodwin
Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:09 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Spicebush and winterberry in eastern Massachusetts
Comments: 26
Views: 1480

Re: Spicebush and winterberry in eastern Massachusetts

Last fall in a park in West Springfield, MA I saw a spicebush, It passed the bark and scratch test. The reason I noticed it was a spicebush is 2 years ago I brewed a beer using spicebush sticks. After reading this post I knew this one was bigger. I went there today and stomped through the snow and m...
by sam goodwin
Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:32 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Spicebush and winterberry in eastern Massachusetts
Comments: 26
Views: 1480
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