ID this hickory

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Re: ID this hickory

Post by Rand » Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:28 pm


Yeah, that's more of the classic bark form one would expect.

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Re: ID this hickory

Post by Jess Riddle » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:23 pm


Good eye. I hadn't thought about the potential for the tree to be leaning. That does make more sense.

I've allows attributed the rougher underside/smoother upside to greater exposure to abrasion on the uphill side of the lean. Conifers and hardwoods both seem to show this pattern, but they differ in the tension/compression-wood strategies.


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Re: ID this hickory

Post by Will Blozan » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:23 pm

Jess, Rand,

I think more of the difference in bark from one side of a leaning tree to the other is differing rates of the underlying wood expansion. I've never bought into the abrasion theory- at least not as a sole source of difference. I know it must have some effect but next time you see a tree leaning out from under a sheltered place, take a look.


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