Tag Archives: Tree

Log Feeding New Life

I am regularly fascinated by the way in which a fallen tree will be the source of food for new plants.  The decaying wood releases nutrients and provides a great base for the next generation.  Of course, as it decays … Continue reading

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Beach Driftwood

Wood on the shoreline is usually pretty interesting from a texture perspective.  Spending a bunch of time in the water getting beaten by waves and any other debris in the water tends to smooth out the surfaces and also emphasize … Continue reading

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A Cool Tree

On my route to work each day, I pass by a great looking tree.  I first saw it in the spring when there was blossom to make it look even better.  In fact, what I thought was one tree is … Continue reading

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Training a Tree

I have seen full sized trees being trained or supported with structures put in place to keep their growth where intended.  I had never thought about it being applied to bonsai though.  However, while trimming is a key part of … Continue reading

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Logging on a Big Scale

Before tourism became a big feature of Snoqualmie, it was a logging town.  Much of the Pacific Northwest was in the lumber business providing vast amounts of timber to the country as a whole.  Lumber is still important but it … Continue reading

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What a Tree!

Rain forest conditions produce plants that are uniquely able to exploit the environment.  This tree was like something out of a fantasy movie.  I think it was one plant but, to be honest, there would be no obvious way to … Continue reading

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Cool Bench

Just a quick picture from the gardens at Chatsworth. An old tree trunk had been sculpted to make a rather cool double sided bench.

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Coin Tree

I’m not sure whether to categorize this as in interesting oddity or vandalism. While walking in the Lakes, we came across this tree. At a distance I thought it was an interesting type of bark but, once you get closer, … Continue reading

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Tuolumne Grove

A trip into Yosemite means a chance to see some big trees. I had originally thought about a trip to Mariposa Grove like the one I posted about here. However, coming in over the Tioga Pass makes for a long … Continue reading

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Oakland tree lights

Downtown Oakland is an interesting combination of old buildings and newer structures.  It has some appealing parts and some that are a little less attractive.  However, one thing did catch my eye once I had checked in to my hotel.  … Continue reading

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