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Jepson Field Book volume 10 page 46 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 10 page 46
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Briceland  Peeling south of village 1 mile. -- Typical tree 90 ft. high.  Clear of branches for 32 ft. Peeled for 62 [?] ft. Bark at end of last rim 5/8 in. thick or trifle more. Beyond 32 ft to 62 ft the bark on the under side (averaging 1 in. thick) was left because the log lay on the ground  Limbs unpeeled but bark thin. Stump 2 ft 6 in in one direction & 2 ft in other (2 ft 9 in. high.) ::::::::: June 12, 1903  - Swamping out with packsaddles on mules, iron-frame arrangement for holding the lengths -- 400 lbs to load. - Woodsman says tree sticks sooner on north side than on south side. - Some trees peel better at top, some at butt. A tree being peeled by an Indian; does not strip well at butt; results in much "chipping". Would it not be better to use a spud and save chipping and splitting up into small fragments? Bark beginning to stick now. As to top & butt probably depends on just how the sun strikes it. Peelers have been through this portion of the woods before, this season peeling. Certain trees were left as they were not ready for peeling. The peelers were green peelers and injured the "passed" trees by
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