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Jepson Field Book volume 10 page 54 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 10 page 54
Briceland  tree will yield often a cord, or cord and half. The record yield here is 1 3/4 cords. - Group of tan oak trees standing 45-60 ft. h., 1/2-1 ft in diam. at 1 ft from ground. All peeled standing; peeled last season (1902) probably. Two rims taken off. -- which makes the top of the second rim just as high as a man can strike with an axe. One tree before me furnishes sample No. 32., the bark being taken just above second rim and being 3/4 in. thick. Above the second rim the log is almost clear for 20 ft. and almost maintains its girth at 8 ft. for that distance. Tremendously wasteful methods; but these men haven't any realization of it. The stuff is so abundant, the growth is rampant every- ::::::::: June 12, 1903  where; they are so much in the habit of slashing and cutting and taking just what is most profitable for a day's labor -- the same principle the manufacturer or union man works on. - Madrona trunks -- diam. often much greater one way than another -- as if flattened in response to strain. Madronas rarely stand erect, the load of the crown being far off the base of the trunk. - The most impressive tree in California is the Sequoia gigantea, the one with greatest dignity is the Valley Oak, the most charming is the Sugar Pine, the most useful to man the Coast Redwood, the most singular is the Santa Lucia Fir, the most prized by the Indians is
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