Beech Carvings in New Jersey 1928-2013

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John Harvey
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Beech Carvings in New Jersey 1928-2013

Post by John Harvey » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:27 pm

I have no clue why I did this. I used to collect coins and that's really all I can compare it to. In my big tree hunts in New Jersey I would snap shots of dates on Beech trees. The tough dates are actually the most recent ones. Yes that's correct I'm happy to report that due to kids spending more time in front of the tube and computer, carvings have decreased. It's also hard to find older stuff because many trees have died obviously but also because in the 40s a good portion of young boys were at war. (just a theory) Here is my collection from 1928-2013 in several posts to fit them all in.

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Re: Beech Carvings in New Jersey 1928-2013

Post by John Harvey » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:44 pm

1962-1982 Beech Carvings
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Re: Beech Carvings in New Jersey 1928-2013

Post by John Harvey » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:53 pm

1928-1960 Beech Carvings.....
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Re: Beech Carvings in New Jersey 1928-2013

Post by Don » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:25 pm

Hanging with archeologists in bars, I gather that the aspens of the SW are rife with sheepherder carvings dating back before 1900's...not always easy to read. Not always politically correct...
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Re: Beech Carvings in New Jersey 1928-2013

Post by John Harvey » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:52 pm

Don,
I have come across a lot of huge beech trees where almost nothing can be read on them. There are a couple that were confirmed to be about 300 years old that have obvious carvings but nothing legible at this point.
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