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Jepson Field Book volume 17 page 128 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 17 page 128
Big Creek Woods Santa Cruz Co.  [June 20, 1907]  it would be as firewood for the masses of S.F. and Oakland. The prohibitive items are labor and transportation. In the tie-making business here, the tie-makers get 14 cents apiece; the company pays 22 cents apiece for the haul to Davenport (10 miles about?)-the trains making the trip (round) in a little less than a day. -Torreya Californica-more common in this canyon than I have seen it elsewhere. Ascending branches slender, drooping branchlets. The largest trees here will go to 105 feet in height and 1 1/2 feet in diameter. Stump sprouts freely. ::::::::: [Big Creek Woods Santa Cruz Co.] June 20, 1907  -Tan Oak is commercially mature as to the bark when it is 60 years old, altho[ugh] the bark is still better at 100 to 125 years. -Torreya Californica, a tree 85 feet high (including 9 feet dead top) is 7 feet 4 in. in circumference at 4 feet above ground. -Myrica Californica, 25 feet high. -Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 25 feet high commonly. -Douglas Fir. Very good original stand. I see slender trees 175 ft. high. Oscar Euvalt, lake foreman, calls it Pine. In Mendocino and Humboldt it is marketed as Mendocino and Humboldt Pine respectively. Flooded in the artificial lake it succumbs to water before Redwood. Storm, man, fire cannot kill Redwood but water will. The only way. Any number standing killed trees 150 feet high.

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