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Jepson Field Book volume 10 page 40 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 10 page 40
Briceland  mills to grind tanbark for shipment found that it was so very fibrous as to be very hard on their mill.  Wagner says the Monterey Co bark is the best and is a very smooth bark. The very rough or deeply fissured barks here have a big "ross" which is a detriment. It contains little tannin. Wagner says that in the case of one of the European trees the ross is shaved off. We could not very well do this here as we should lose too much flesh.  A tan oak rim has lost 11 per cent water in a year.  Second-growth bark in Santa Cruz has been peeled but the    ::::::::: June 10, 1903.  bark is "soft" and contains little tannin. It is about as thick as your finger; has about 10% tannin. The tanners don't like it and steer clear of it now that they know it. It is exceedingly smooth  - The ride from the summit of the Harris ridge down through the Robertson ranch to Garberville was full of beauty. The hills were only about 1/3 wooded, but the massing and the scattering of the trees was in the highest degree pleasing. We looked down into a basin of a creek that emptied into the S. Fork Eel. It has numerous branches and gullies, elevations, depressions and slopes. There was a great
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