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Jepson Field Book volume 17 page 138 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 17 page 138
Sherwood [June 25, 1907]  Tree No. 8.  Age = 48 years Height = 60 feet Peeled = 26 1/2 feet Bark thickness butt = 1 1/8 in. Bark 3rd rim = 7/8 in. Holds its thickness well upwards.  67 78 71 ---- 216 Total weight. This is a commercially mature tree., near top of ridge.  Diam. wood butt = 9 in. Diam. wood end last rim = 5 1/2 in.  Tree No. 9. Age = 78 years Height = 109 feet Diam. wood butt 1 ft. 4 in. at 3 ft. a.g. [feet above ground.] Bark thin, averaging 1/2 in. from top cut down to within 3 rims of base. Bark 1 inch thick in 1st rim.  115 109  98  93  99  86 --- 600 lbs.  ::::::::: [Sherwood] June 25, 1907  -Tan Oak acid boiled down is used to dip hounds feet when running them to prevent soreness. -Tan Oak, one tree in 20 sound at butt. Hillsides. Worse than on ridges. A forest fire is at its best going up a hillslope. At summit ridge it is running high or going out. These hollow close up. Great quantities of acorns stored by squirrels have been found sealed up when trees were cut. -Pinus ponderosa, of this region, no good for fuel says Foster of the Northwestern Mill. Engineers say that the sticks thrown into their engines simply char and won't burn. This an exaggeration on part engineers but shows fuel poor.
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