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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Trees

I thought I would share some photos of the area that we camped at last week
Click on photos for better viewingA burl (British bur) is a tree growth in which the grain has grown in a deformed manner. It is commonly found in the form of a rounded outgrowth on a tree trunk or branch that is filled with small knots from dormant buds. Burls are the product of a cambium. A burl results from a tree undergoing some form of stress. It may be environmental or introduced by humans. Most burls grow beneath the ground, attached to the roots as a type of malignancy that is generally not discovered until the tree dies or falls over. Such burls sometimes appear as groups of bulbous protrusions connected by a system of rope-like roots. Almost all burl wood is covered by bark, even if it is underground. Insect infestation and certain types of mold infestation are the most common causes of this condition.
I thought this was interesting, i think maybe some hunters had this for cover and just left it
This also was an area that had fire
A nice stream flowing
Piles of trees that they will use for slash burning. Sort of sad because lot of that could be used for fire wood.

34 comments:

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Very interesting photos. The stream is very pretty and picturesque...

Meggie said...

Hey Lilli! Thanks for the lesson on burls. If I learned about them in middle school science, I've long forgotten.

Andrea said...

I would call that a deformed tree too but interesting.

Looks like a frame for someones tent. Wonder what the had covering it? Maybe just a tarp.

Love the water flowing through the green grass.

I agree about the pile of trees. It is aweful how people wastes stuff.

Shionge said...

Thanks for sharing and I do look out for trees that are very unusual around here too.

Paulie said...

What a beautiful area! I enjoy being in the out of doors but don't get much chance to get to a real woods anymore since I never learned how to drive.

Rose said...

I think I would have enjoyed being where you were...the three middle photos are especially appealing to me.

Carletta said...

That stream is beautiful!

Carletta said...

That stream is beautiful!

evlahos said...

it's seems to be the right place for relax. so peaceful. wonderful captures. thanks for shared

Dina said...

What a dream to camp out in an Oregon forest! Interesting scenes you share.
I seem to remember seeing artwork made from burls or even slices of a burl being sold in a shop somewhere. Big bucks from burls.

Judi-gmj said...

the way you describe burls is like it is tree cancer! How cool. Looks like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing.

Ida said...

Great pictures from a beautiful landscape.
I can see a strange face on that tree.... ;)To the right.

April said...

This looks to be such a wonderful adventure. I love the idea of traveling in a motorhome and just going where you please. Your "Tree" post is lovely, and I agree with you about the slash burning. Have a good day.

Lady Di Tn said...

I have been floating on the lake so have not been over for awhile. I do really enjoy all the sunsets you post and the photos of different areas but the Critters are the best. Princess was so sweet to guard Tittertat while prowling in the grass. Peace

Kerri said...

Great Post! Love that STREAM!!

Donna said...

Good Shots Sweetie!! Sad about the burned area....but it's New life....that's a Good thing!!hughugs

DeeMom said...

Super POST
Awesome info and pictures

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" thanks you for stopping by San Francisco Bay Daily Photo!

This is an interesting series of photos you've posted.

Someone has parked an RV very similar to the one in the photo in the headline to your blog up the street from Chez la Vache - and it has Oregon plates on it! "Louis" wondered if you were in the neighborhood when he first spotted it - then compared the colors on yours with the colors on the one he saw - not quite the same....

RuneE said...

Thank you for teaching me something new. Always worthwhile.

Bob-kat said...

That looks like a really nice spot for camping and lots of photographic opportunities as you've shown :) Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

SandyCarlson said...

That looks like a beautiful place. We've come across such lean-tos around here in the woods. Some are very, very sturdy!

June said...

I love furniture of burled wood, but had no idea of the story behind it. Very interesting...thanks for sharing and too, for stopping by Spatter.

Cris said...

That's so interesting to learn about burl. What a nice area you have to go there, are those other trees eucaliptus?

quinttarantino said...

Great and interesting photos.
Loved very much that one of the stream.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great set of pictures..
These Burls are much sought after by wood workers... bowls and such like are made from them.. the grain as stange patterns which help to make a good profit for the worker.

ga.farmgirl said...

Such a pretty place. It looks so calm and peaceful.
Good pictures.
Have a good day!

fishing guy said...

Lilli: What a woderful place to camp. That burl on the left has some interesting features. The wood grain in a burl is fantastic and makes beautiful bowls.

juliana said...

is it me or are there faces in those burls?

love the stream, too :)

Ginnie said...

Maybe someone already mentioned this, Lilli, but those burls sure end up making gorgeous bowls on the lathe!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I really like the set of photos you have posted. It looks like an adventure is to be had by stepping off the monitor into any of them. Nice photography.

Mar said...

What beautiful places!! we are always looking for fire wood...
:)

Carole said...

Beautiful pictures. The way the forest evolves - isn't it magical?

alicesg said...

Lovely photos. Looked like you have fun camping in there.

Neva said...

What an interesting tree abnormality....seems the tree is still growing though.