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Re: Forestry ID

Post by JSGandora » October 18th, 2012, 4:34 pm

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Re: Forestry ID

Post by Czery » October 18th, 2012, 4:49 pm

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Re: Forestry ID

Post by TheBookworm » October 18th, 2012, 5:09 pm

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What is the oldest of this species known to exist?
What is it named?
Where is it located?
And how old is it?
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Re: Forestry ID

Post by JSGandora » October 18th, 2012, 6:36 pm

Baldcypress, in Bladen County, NC over 1,620 years old?

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Re: Forestry ID

Post by TheBookworm » October 18th, 2012, 6:57 pm

JSGandora wrote:Baldcypress, in Bladen County, NC over 1,620 years old?
Yes it is Bald Cypress, but you got the tree wrong. It is: "The Senator, located in Florida, is the largest bald cypress tree in the United States, and it is widely considered the oldest of its species known to exist. It is likely the largest U.S. tree of any species east of the Mississippi River. Estimated to be around 3,500 years old, the Senator was used as a landmark for the Seminole indians and other native tribes. The Senator's size is particularly impressive because it has endured many hurricanes, including one in 1925 which reduced its height by 40 feet.
The tree gets its name from from Sen. M.O. Overstreet, who donated the tree and surrounding land in 1927."

I copied that a couple days ago and I don't remember from where. However, I just found out that the tree was struck by lightning and burned down a couple of days ago so you might be right, but I doubt it since there's probably some bald cypress out there that is between 1620 yrs and 3500.

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Re: Forestry ID

Post by awesome90220 » October 18th, 2012, 7:14 pm

TheBookworm wrote:
JSGandora wrote:Baldcypress, in Bladen County, NC over 1,620 years old?
Yes it is Bald Cypress, but you got the tree wrong. It is: "The Senator, located in Florida, is the largest bald cypress tree in the United States, and it is widely considered the oldest of its species known to exist. It is likely the largest U.S. tree of any species east of the Mississippi River. Estimated to be around 3,500 years old, the Senator was used as a landmark for the Seminole indians and other native tribes. The Senator's size is particularly impressive because it has endured many hurricanes, including one in 1925 which reduced its height by 40 feet.
The tree gets its name from from Sen. M.O. Overstreet, who donated the tree and surrounding land in 1927."

I copied that a couple days ago and I don't remember from where. However, I just found out that the tree was struck by lightning and burned down a couple of days ago so you might be right, but I doubt it since there's probably some bald cypress out there that is between 1620 yrs and 3500.

But you can go next :D
It was actually burned down by a woman smoking meth on a open fire
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Re: Forestry ID

Post by TheBookworm » October 18th, 2012, 7:16 pm

awesome90220 wrote:
TheBookworm wrote:
JSGandora wrote:Baldcypress, in Bladen County, NC over 1,620 years old?
Yes it is Bald Cypress, but you got the tree wrong. It is: "The Senator, located in Florida, is the largest bald cypress tree in the United States, and it is widely considered the oldest of its species known to exist. It is likely the largest U.S. tree of any species east of the Mississippi River. Estimated to be around 3,500 years old, the Senator was used as a landmark for the Seminole indians and other native tribes. The Senator's size is particularly impressive because it has endured many hurricanes, including one in 1925 which reduced its height by 40 feet.
The tree gets its name from from Sen. M.O. Overstreet, who donated the tree and surrounding land in 1927."

I copied that a couple days ago and I don't remember from where. However, I just found out that the tree was struck by lightning and burned down a couple of days ago so you might be right, but I doubt it since there's probably some bald cypress out there that is between 1620 yrs and 3500.

But you can go next :D
It was actually burned down by a woman smoking meth on a open fire
Are you sure? It was on the news down here...hmm. Maybe I'm wrong.
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Re: Forestry ID

Post by JSGandora » October 18th, 2012, 7:16 pm

Aw that is truly saddening. Famous tree getting burned down...and by such a terrible cause too.... :(
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Re: Forestry ID

Post by TheBookworm » October 18th, 2012, 7:18 pm

I just checked...some sources say it was the lady smoking meth, but npr (which is pretty reliable on all accounts) said:

Known as "The Senator," the tree that once stood 165 feet tall (before a hurricane lopped off about 45 feet in 1925) was more likely brought down by a fire that had been smoldering inside it — without being detected — since a lightning strike about a week ago, investigators say.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/201 ... in-florida

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Re: Forestry ID

Post by FawnOnyx » October 18th, 2012, 9:10 pm

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