Octopus Spruce & Cape Meares Spruce Burl

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Octopus Spruce & Cape Meares Spruce Burl

Post by mdvaden » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:12 pm

Ever seen the Octopus Spruce at Cape Meares in Oregon? I was out there photographing the Cape Meares Spruce today and got shots of both Spruce. Attached here is the Octopus Spruce.

You might find this page I'm putting together to be of interest. It includes some stuff on the Klootchy Spruce, the Cape Meares Spruce and the new discovery Falcon's Tower.

http://www.mdvaden.com/klootchy_spruce.shtml

Also provided an explanation for the Octopus Tree. And there is suggested method for dealing with trunk buttress when measuring.

I'm not very fond of Sitka in a landscaped yard. But really dig the species out in the forest where they are indigenous.

Oh ... if you enlarge one thumbnail on the page for the Cape Meares Spruce, it shows how the burl or burls killed a smaller tree. It was previously like two giant wooden boobs that grew and merged together, crushing the small tree trunk in the middle.
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Re: Octopus Spruce & Cape Meares Spruce Burl

Post by James Parton » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:14 am

Man, what a monster. My goodness!!
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Re: Octopus Spruce & Cape Meares Spruce Burl

Post by Larry Tucei » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:36 am

Wow! What a wierd looking tree! It has a lot of character, thats way cool! Larry

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Re: Octopus Spruce & Cape Meares Spruce Burl

Post by bbeduhn » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:09 am

I found a white pine with some similarities but it's not in the same class as that spruce. That is a tremendous tree which simply oozes character! Please post more trees with unusual charcter.

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Post by RyanLeClair » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:27 pm

Mr. Vaden, I've seen that there Octopus Tree, 3 years ago. The Cape Meares Spruce was amazing as well.

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Post by RyanLeClair » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:34 pm

Here are some photos from my trip:
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Re: Octopus Spruce & Cape Meares Spruce Burl

Post by mdvaden » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:42 pm

bbeduhn wrote:I found a white pine with some similarities but it's not in the same class as that spruce. That is a tremendous tree which simply oozes character! Please post more trees with unusual charcter.
Okay, from a few days ago ... keep in mind this is not Oregon, but a redwood in northern CA. But it is unusual character.

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Re: Octopus Spruce & Cape Meares Spruce Burl

Post by mdvaden » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:45 pm

Now here's Oregon again.

In Oswald West State Park. I call this the Jurassic Tree. Another Sitka Spruce.
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Re: Octopus Spruce & Cape Meares Spruce Burl

Post by Rory » Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:24 am

"like two giant wooden boobs"

Hmmmm....... Maybe that is why I like it so much.... the Cape Meares spruce that is.... Great tree. I was up there earlier this year on a lovely rainy day. I need to make it out to that big redcedar at Rockaway which I have never seen.

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