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by RayA
Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: Anyone know this tree?
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: Anyone know this tree?

Hi George, Thanks for the help... I do believe you're right. I forgot to mention that the trunk had short, stout thorns/spines, and I think the branches did too; the descriptions of Kalopanax I googled indicate that feature too. When I next see the tree, I'll take a more careful look at it and verif...
by RayA
Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: Anyone know this tree?
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Anyone know this tree?

Came upon a tree planted in someone's yard in western Mass; the owner doesn't know what it is. I haven't been able to id it yet. Do any of you know what it might be? It has alternate branching, and seed ball structures similar to that of sycamore or sweetgum (I wish I had paid closer attention to de...
by RayA
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Ray Asselin - Intro
Replies: 5
Views: 2072

Re: Ray Asselin - Intro

Larry and Michael,

I just now found your posts re my intro post, and woodturning... thanks to both of you for your compliments, I appreciate that. Woodturning is a snap compared to keeping an eye on a big-tree guru tho .... especially one who wanders so far afield!
by RayA
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Art: Literature, Poetry, and Prose
Topic: Poem: Prayer of a Tree
Replies: 2
Views: 1935

Re: Poem: Prayer of a Tree

I wish we had that wisdom too ...
by RayA
Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Art: Literature, Poetry, and Prose
Topic: Poem: Prayer of a Tree
Replies: 2
Views: 1935

Poem: Prayer of a Tree

I'm a woodturner, making artifacts from trees that have come down for whatever reason. I appreciate living trees as things of wonder, awe and beauty; and I find working wood a very satisfying pursuit. A poem hangs on the wall of the shop; it's reportedly from the book "Spanish Sunshine" by Elinor El...
by RayA
Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: What is that tree?
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: What is that tree?

Ponderosa was my thought too, but others said the color didn't look right. But I think that can vary.

Thanks Will.
by RayA
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: What is that tree?
Replies: 2
Views: 694

What is that tree?

There's a tv ad for "Symbicort" that shows some people fishing, and in the background is the trunk of a tree I can't identify... the large one with smooth gray bark plates (hopefully I've got the images correctly attached here). Can anyone identify it?
by RayA
Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Bryant through Ray Asselin's eyes
Replies: 5
Views: 1605

Re: Bryant through Ray Asselin's eyes

The photos Bob posted in this thread are: 1 - dead Beech with Pileated woodpecker excavation 2 - Yellow Birch growing on a windthrow root mound 3 - the impressive Black Cherry 4 - Bigtooth Aspen trunk 5-9 - White Pines I posted an article today on my blog about Mass. old growth forests, with more Br...
by RayA
Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Ray Asselin - Intro
Replies: 5
Views: 2072

Ray Asselin - Intro

Hello to everyone, I've neglected introducing myself for a while now since joining, but Bob Leverett just went and posted some photos I took while on a hike with him in Bryant Woods (MA), thereby forcing me out of hiding. I first started worshipping, er, exploring old forests with Bob in the late '8...
by RayA
Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Bryant through Ray Asselin's eyes
Replies: 5
Views: 1605

Re: Bryant through Ray Asselin's eyes

Hi Joe, That Black Cherry is stunning... my jaw dropped when Bob showed it to me. We were on the last part of our loop through Bryant (my first time there), and Bob said "Now I want you to look at the ground until I tell you to look up". A few yards farther along, he said, "ok, look up... this is th...

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