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Jepson Field Book volume 10 page 22 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 10 page 22
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Sherwood  - Giant Chestnut [(Castanop. chrysop.)] - 14 ft at 3 ft  13 ft. 7 in at 4 ft. (100 ft. high I should say now = Nov. '03) - Chestnut bark 3 in. thick. - Douglas Spruce 5 "    " - Tan Oak seedlings, only two leaves and a very small plumule-like affair above. Put in all their time getting down to the center of the earth. Did you ever notice a dog inside the fence make up his mind all of a sudden to keep up with your wagon on the train? Putting all his thoughts and energy into that one thing? Well, when you are trying to dig up one of these seedlings with a jack-knife you feel that they are "lighting out" or "have lit out" as the country people say of the dog.    :::::::::  June 6, 1903  - Mr. Mott's experience with cattle; says steers drive very differently from cows, and cows different from cows with calves. Cows are always looking for a hole in the fence or gateway along the road and will pile through. Steers will edge off to the other side of the road as if scared -- as if a dog or animal were lying there. He says also that the cattle co. he was with in Nevada found that it paid to ship by the narrow gauge near the ranch than to drive 50 mi. to broad-gauge; that is the loss in weight on the drive was greater than the extra freight charge. - I do not know that Chestnut trees [(Castanop. chrysoph.)] are anywhere that Redwood is not. Look up, however, my notes of the Hupa region. The [bark] gashes of [?] the trunk are very long and little interwoven
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