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Jepson Field Book volume 17 page 70 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 17 page 70
Millwood, Grant Park, Fresno Co. 6500 ft. [May 19, 1907]  -General Grant tree 107 ft. 4 inches at ground, 23 ft. diam. [feet diameter] at 12 ft. It is a fenced tree. It spreads widely at the ground and is not especially tall. The General Grant tree, says Hopping is not as large as the General Sherman in Sequoia Park which [is] 103 feet around [?toes?] and 82 3/10 feet at 12 feet high. It is 280 feet high. There is a Methusaleh Tree on Tule River which is very large. The largest tree is probably the dead mother of the forest at Calavers. There are not many Big Trees in Grant Park; they are mainly in two clusters. ::::::::: [Millwood, Grant Park, Fresno Co. 6500 ft.] May 19, 1907  -Big Tree. The "half-shot" man says: Big Trees run 250 to 300 feet high. The bark is soft while that of Coast Redwood is hard. I have a piece of bark 30 inches thick. There is a piece in the Chamber of Commerce at Fresno 50 inches thick. Yellow Pine is called Apple Pine here. It has a nice fragrance. I have seen small saw logs that had only a small heart. No, they don't cut out the sap. It all goes-except the bark. Some of it is very nice and soft and will take a good polish. It takes some mighty fine figuring to distinguish it from Sugar Pine. If there is any doubt at the sorting piles the men shove the piece into Sugar Pine. The nearer the cut is to the sap the
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