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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

JSGandora wrote: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

Cheesy Pie wrote:Got any good non-SO-related sites for Forestry? Thanks!

http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plan ... index.html
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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.

Cheesy Pie wrote: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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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby Paradox21 » August 30th, 2011, 8:22 pm

I really hope that including Audobon information on the national list will not lead event supervisors to believe that other field guides are not allowed.
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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby JKrafsur » August 31st, 2011, 5:27 am

Ugh, I hate all of the Audobon Field Guides, but lets hope we are not forced to used it. Last time I used an Audobon field guide was to study meteorology, and it was the most worthless book I've ever used
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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby Kokonilly » August 31st, 2011, 5:34 am

JKrafsur wrote:Ugh, I hate all of the Audobon Field Guides, but lets hope we are not forced to used it.

Nah, there's no way they can force you to use an Audobon guide unless, as Dox said, the event sup misinterprets the rules (which should definitely not happen).

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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby Cheesy Pie » August 31st, 2011, 5:38 am

I'm glad I don't know of that field guide you keep dissing. I want some details on why. Thx!
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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby JSGandora » August 31st, 2011, 5:47 am

Audobon has information and photos separated into two sections. Also, there are only two photos per species and sometimes may not be very good photos.


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