Biogradska Gora – two new broadleaf tree height records

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#31)  Re: Percent Cylinder Occupation

Postby Michael J Spraggon » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:46 pm

Thanks Ed.

Well it's your discovery Kouta, and besides the Park will probably make up their own name for it if they ever find it for themselves.

I now have to find a name for the 59m tree I found high up on the bank...

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#32)  Re: Percent Cylinder Occupation

Postby KoutaR » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:22 pm

The park has already found the tree. Do you remember number 1?

"Bell Bottom" is ok, but "Kouta's Bell Bottom Spruce" is not. Still worse would be "Kouta's Bell Bottom" although I am not anymore as thin as 10 years ago.

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Postby Chris » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:38 pm

Just think, in the future people could be saying they are going to "measure Kouta's Bell Bottom". The comic misunderstandings alone would be worth it.
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#34)  Re: Percent Cylinder Occupation

Postby KoutaR » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:54 am

KoutaR wrote:The park has already found the tree. Do you remember number 1?


To those readers who haven't seen the tree: There is number 1 painted on the trunk. See this photo:
http://www.monumentaltrees.com/db/10/600/10793.jpg
The big spruce next to this very biggest spruce has number 2. Apparently they have been painted for study purposes.

I have a new idea: Perhaps I could name the tree for the painted number 1. "Spruce nr. 1" is too steril. Michael the writer, you find certanly something?

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#35)  Re: Biogradska Gora – two new broadleaf tree height records

Postby Michael J Spraggon » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:59 pm

As this is the champion Norway spruce in Biogradska and has a No.1 on it then why not name it after the first king of Norway: Harald Fairhair. The second king was called Eric Bloodaxe, but Harald II (great grandson of Harald I) was called Harald Greycoat.

So trees '1' and '2' could be: Harald I and Harald II, or 'Fairhair' and 'Greycoat', or 'Fairhair' and 'Bloodaxe', or 'Harald' and 'Eric'.

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#36)  Re: Biogradska Gora – two new broadleaf tree height records

Postby KoutaR » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:20 am

Michael J Spraggon wrote:As this is the champion Norway spruce in Biogradska and has a No.1 on it then why not name it after the first king of Norway: Harald Fairhair. The second king was called Eric Bloodaxe, but Harald II (great grandson of Harald I) was called Harald Greycoat.

So trees '1' and '2' could be: Harald I and Harald II, or 'Fairhair' and 'Greycoat', or 'Fairhair' and 'Bloodaxe', or 'Harald' and 'Eric'.


That's an incredible construction. But it also has meaning for English-speaking people only. Picea abies is only in English "Norway spruce". For example, in German it is "common spruce" or "red fir", in Finnish "forest spruce" or "European spruce" and in Italian "red fir".

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#37)  Re: Biogradska Gora – two new broadleaf tree height records

Postby Michael J Spraggon » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:44 pm

I'm out of ideas for the moment then. I still like 'Bell Bottom'.

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#38)  Re: Biogradska Gora – two new broadleaf tree height records

Postby edfrank » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:50 pm

Perhaps it could be named after a mythological creature of the forest.   We have mentioned the Rusalka.  There is Samovila the Slavic goddess of the woods, etc.
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#39)  Re: Biogradska Gora – two new broadleaf tree height records

Postby KoutaR » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:38 am

Bell Bottom is ok.

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