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Forestry B/C

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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby JSGandora » August 29th, 2011, 7:21 am

So excited for this event! :D Can we have a thread for like the Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon but for trees? That would be very helpful.

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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby Kokonilly » August 29th, 2011, 3:06 pm

So excited for this event! :D Can we have a thread for like the Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon but for trees? That would be very helpful.
Seconded. It can be like the birds and fossils ID threads of last year!

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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby kjhsscioly » August 29th, 2011, 4:37 pm

I made the thread. Someone else can post the first question.

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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby soobsession » August 30th, 2011, 1:08 pm

I'm also pretty sure no one's posted it on this thread either so:

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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby blazer » August 30th, 2011, 2:46 pm

I am absolutely shocked that they kept the Audubon-based 2004 format. Any thoughts about still going to use a non-Audubon guide?
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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby JSGandora » August 30th, 2011, 2:53 pm

That's what I was about to say. Audobon isn't very good for competition but you're supposed to ID things without the help of your guide right? So if you just know whether that tree is in the East or West then you can just as easily find the tree as any other book. But still, it comes in two volumes which is a disadvantage. If I'm not getting Audobon, I'm getting Sibley for reasons I stated in the Preliminary Thread.

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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby Cheesy Pie » August 30th, 2011, 4:15 pm

Got any good non-SO-related sites for Forestry? Thanks!
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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby PacificGoldenPlover » August 30th, 2011, 4:21 pm

Got any good non-SO-related sites for Forestry? Thanks!
http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plan ... index.html
This site is pretty hard to pick stuff apart from, but is a treasure trove of information.
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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby JSGandora » August 30th, 2011, 5:24 pm

Question: How are you guys distinguishing bark? Do you describe it? Or do you just memorize how it looks? I'm finding it hard to distinguish bark.
Got any good non-SO-related sites for Forestry? Thanks!
The website the Wiki Resources page gives has two useful resources:

USDA where you can find the plant fact sheets.

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Dendrology at Virgina Tech where you can find a compilation of pictures of each species.


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