Redwood Lumber Industry, Northern California - 1947 video

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Redwood Lumber Industry, Northern California - 1947 video

Post by edfrank » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:10 pm

Redwood Lumber Industry, Northern California - 1947

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcEto_Q8MlY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcEto_Q8MlY

Uploaded by ohlhous on Nov 14, 2008

"What Majestic Trees! - Hey, Let's cut 'em down!"

Cutting, loading, transportation, mill sawing and finishing operations of the Northern California's redwood lumber industry, 1947.

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Re: Redwood Lumber Industry, Northern California - 1947 vide

Post by Don » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:37 pm

Ed/NTS members-
Here's a few that 'got away', from a visit there last week...: > }
Neither of either 'couplets' were under 6' diameter, individually...
Neither of either 'couplets' were under 6' diameter, individually...
While no measurements were made, the density and mass of these trees is mind boggling!
While no measurements were made, the density and mass of these trees is mind boggling!
It is so difficult to take in the full magnitude of these redwoods...
It is so difficult to take in the full magnitude of these redwoods...
As a one-time forest road designer, it was usually all balancing cut and fill slope masses, occasionally an opportunity to choose a 'terminus'!
As a one-time forest road designer, it was usually all balancing cut and fill slope masses, occasionally an opportunity to choose a 'terminus'!
Perhaps several thousand years of 'community development', with history of fire, a rich bank of nutrients to spread out over time, and a pretty good start on diversity...
Perhaps several thousand years of 'community development', with history of fire, a rich bank of nutrients to spread out over time, and a pretty good start on diversity...
The exposed roots here expose the source of the nutrients for the younger tree, as well as the structure sustaining it...
The exposed roots here expose the source of the nutrients for the younger tree, as well as the structure sustaining it...
I have more coastal redwood forest community members, as well as some of the panoramas of the northern California coastlines and the varied plant communities that populate these gorgeous landscapes.

Sad that we are looking at what is part of what may less than 5% of the original coastal redwood forest ecosystem. Man has at least found the sense to 'have dominion' over this last of the five percent.

-Don
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Re: Redwood Lumber Industry, Northern California - 1947 vide

Post by Don » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:53 pm

OOOOPS!
Left one out!

Here's one that Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is proud of, and displays that pride thusly:
Finally an image with a person for scale!  I approve of the root protection afforded by the decking...
Finally an image with a person for scale! I approve of the root protection afforded by the decking...
And the measurements provided by the state park folks...the girth, reasonable...the height, I'll withhold judgement until Mike Taylor or I can properly measure it.
Worthy of a brass plaque, a carved wooden plank (perhaps the source of word plaque?) seems appropriate technology, no?
Worthy of a brass plaque, a carved wooden plank (perhaps the source of word plaque?) seems appropriate technology, no?
Don Bertolette - President/Moderator, WNTS BBS
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Grand Canyon National Park

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