Forestry B/C

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Re: Forestry B/C

Post by hotchocolate123 » May 7th, 2013, 6:11 pm

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caseyotis wrote: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 identify the tree by Genus and Species and then answer a question about it. Station 7 had an extra question used as a tiebreaker.
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 winter. I think.
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Re: Forestry B/C

Post by crazyfloboe » May 8th, 2013, 4:59 am

Oh I remember you! I was on the Riverwood team with the blonde hair ^.^ Great job by the way!
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Re: Forestry B/C

Post by Barker » May 8th, 2013, 4:41 pm

hotchocolate123 wrote:
Barker wrote: 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 winter. I think.
I think we said black hickory since they turn bright red in the winter
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Re: Forestry B/C

Post by hotchocolate123 » May 8th, 2013, 7:45 pm

crazyfloboe wrote: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.
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Re: Forestry B/C

Post by Barker » May 9th, 2013, 11:04 am

hotchocolate123 wrote:
crazyfloboe wrote: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?
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Re: Forestry B/C

Post by crazyfloboe » May 9th, 2013, 4:21 pm

hotchocolate123 wrote:
crazyfloboe wrote: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.
Wait wasn't that the river birch or am I thinking the wrong station? I'm pretty sure we started on 19 and if that was the right station then yeah it was a river birch
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Re: Forestry B/C

Post by waywardwind12 » May 9th, 2013, 7:02 pm

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?
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Re: Forestry B/C

Post by havenguy » May 9th, 2013, 7:27 pm

waywardwind12 wrote: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?
Well, I took the Division B test last year, but no, I do not. I think that Nationals test writers make sure the best teams are the teams that actually know their stuff, instead of having to guess.
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Re: Forestry B/C

Post by crazyfloboe » May 10th, 2013, 4:30 pm

waywardwind12 wrote: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?
I took it last year. Took me and my teammate 28 minutes and we placed 8th. They really just want to make sure you actually know what you're doing. But if they do put those trees, they're evil XD
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Re: Forestry B/C

Post by Barker » May 10th, 2013, 9:20 pm

waywardwind12 wrote: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. Just try and get to the point at which you can pretty much snap to what genus it is and spend most of your time on the questions
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