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by Barker
June 2nd, 2013, 9:17 pm
Forum: 2013 Study Events
Topic: Forestry B/C
Replies: 522
Views: 37237

Re: Forestry B/C

For anyone who will be missing Forestry next year, I would highly reccomend reading "The Wild Trees" by Richard Preston, it is really cool and trey
by Barker
May 15th, 2013, 12:57 pm
Forum: 2013 Study Events
Topic: Forestry ID
Replies: 1117
Views: 72217

Re: Forestry ID

Instinct tells me
Bitter Cherry?
by Barker
May 12th, 2013, 6:24 pm
Forum: 2013 Study Events
Topic: Forestry ID
Replies: 1117
Views: 72217

Re: Forestry ID

There pretty much isn't one, my understanding is that there is some debate as to whether one is a subspecies of the other. Though to quote Sibley "on average Black has larger leaves with paler underleaf"
by Barker
May 10th, 2013, 9:20 pm
Forum: 2013 Study Events
Topic: Forestry B/C
Replies: 522
Views: 37237

Re: Forestry B/C

Hey people who have taken the Nats test before, do you think that test writers would do evil things like putting on Fremont cottonwood / Eastern cottonwood or other trees that are practically impossible to tell apart except for by range? It was a good fair test, lots of stations, lots of questions....
by Barker
May 9th, 2013, 1:07 pm
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Texas 2013
Replies: 261
Views: 24690

Re: Texas 2013

Our worst events are often our building events. Our school happens to have a pretty good shop, it tends to end up that when we actually use it, nothing works. Last year we tried to engrave our gravity vehicle and ended up setting it on fire. Over all, we lose points on engineering so that can't be t...
by Barker
May 9th, 2013, 11:31 am
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Texas 2013
Replies: 261
Views: 24690

Re: Texas 2013

yes we shall try our best at every level of competition and work hard at practices. It will be interesting to see how many (if any) teams make that extra step to have a shot at the title like Clements. I hope there will be at least a few, it will make it more competitive and fun. I agree that compe...
by Barker
May 9th, 2013, 11:04 am
Forum: 2013 Study Events
Topic: Forestry B/C
Replies: 522
Views: 37237

Re: Forestry B/C

Oh I remember you! I was on the Riverwood team with the blonde hair ^.^ Great job by the way!
Thanks! You too! If I remember correctly station 19 had alternating simple leaves...or opposite, but it definitely wasn't compound.
I'm talking about station 20?
by Barker
May 8th, 2013, 4:45 pm
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Texas 2013
Replies: 261
Views: 24690

Re: Texas 2013

Well, at any rate, it seems like Friday mostly effected everyone the same way (except possibly the MagLev test and those pesky Storm the Castle winds), so I doubt the scores were impacted too much. Fortunately, Saturday went a lot better... This year has definitely inspired my team to work harder a...
by Barker
May 8th, 2013, 4:41 pm
Forum: 2013 Study Events
Topic: Forestry B/C
Replies: 522
Views: 37237

Re: Forestry B/C

What did you get for that compund leaf (might have been station twenty). If I recall correctly there with 7 leaflets, toothed, but each of the leaflets was about 7" long? We got Mockernut Hickory.... by the way, we stumped by the station before it. It asked about how the tree stands out in the wint...
by Barker
May 7th, 2013, 11:58 am
Forum: 2013 Study Events
Topic: Forestry B/C
Replies: 522
Views: 37237

Re: Forestry B/C

Does anyone have any information about the Texas Forestry test? I know the state list there is a lot different from ours, but I'm interested nonetheless. Yep! Took it yesterday and got 2nd It was all live specimens (little wilted) in a 20 station test with 2 minutes to each station. You had to iden...
by Barker
May 6th, 2013, 12:16 pm
Forum: 2013 Study Events
Topic: Forestry B/C
Replies: 522
Views: 37237

Re: Forestry B/C

I got 3rd at Texas with LASA, and got 6th nationally last year. Because of Texas events, we will not be advancing to nationals. pigeon.
by Barker
April 25th, 2013, 2:44 pm
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Texas 2013
Replies: 261
Views: 24690

Re: Texas 2013

It puts them at a disadvantage for Foresrty
#true facts. I should probably start learning those soon
by Barker
April 21st, 2013, 7:34 pm
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Texas 2013
Replies: 261
Views: 24690

Re: Texas 2013

The two Texas teams that are highly competitive at nats(LASA and Seven Lakes) choose not to do any trial events typically and focus on national events at state. For the rest of us we use trial events as a way to place high and maybe make it to nats :D This is actually the first year that Seven Lake...
by Barker
April 14th, 2013, 9:15 am
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Texas 2013
Replies: 261
Views: 24690

Re: Texas 2013

I know, looks like the State capital is finally putting up some competition.
you mean against LASA or in general? because LASA is from Austin too... but with the regionals system we've never actually seen them...
by Barker
April 12th, 2013, 1:11 pm
Forum: 2013 Study Events
Topic: Forestry B/C
Replies: 522
Views: 37237

Re: Forestry B/C

Hey guys, does anybody know a certain way of telling apart the Pignut Hickory and the Shagbark Hickory solely from the leaves? Shagbark Hickory's terminal leaflet is usually larger than the rest of the leaflets. Pignut hickory doesn't have that characteristic... That's the only difference as far as...

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