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Jepson Field Book volume 10 page 52 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 10 page 52
Briceland  - The Indian says a good peeler will fall a small tree first and lay the big tree across it, so as to be able to get at the under bark. - 2600 lbs of tanbark is a ton here. It is ready to come in when it begins to "coil" or has "coiled" i.e. curls. - Mature Douglas Spruce trees have a very rough bark which is  very deeply furrowed, the bark being 3 or 4 in. thick. - Maul Oaks have a thin bark, perhaps the thinnest of any of the Calif. oaks which become trees. The fissuring is superficial as if narrow ribbon-like pieces were laid on the outside and more or less irregularly interwoven. Black Oak has a thick bark. The bark is brittle and reddish, but not so red as the brittle bark of the Coast Live Oak. Cont. 5 p. on. ::::::::: June 12, 1903.  - The Foreman of the tanbark camp, Mr Fearrien says there are four or five days in August in which oaks peeled will not sprout -- about Aug. 14 -- Redwood the same. I noticed White Oak (Garryana) was used for fencing posts on the Harris ridge -- great quantities of them. This man says White Oak is used; Black Oak will rot right off, bad as Fir (Douglas Spruce). White Oak soft, stick your axe right into it like Redwood, but heart hard. Tan Oak standing peeled trees live 2 yrs, die 3rd year. Mules carry 300 lbs of bark. Best way of getting it out. Saves making sled roads. Can carry it out of any place -- even from one tree by building a trail -- saves handling and breaking up. A
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