Redwood Coast Photos - 2018

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Re: Redwood Coast Photos - 2018

Post by Don » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:47 pm

Mario-
Wow!
Quite the wall of wood, if the occupation of the fern community up into them is a gauge. Appears to be a semi-circle...could this be part of a 'fairy ring' (aka sprouting ring)?
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Re: Redwood Coast Photos - 2018

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Don wrote:Mario-
Wow!
Quite the wall of wood, if the occupation of the fern community up into them is a gauge. Appears to be a semi-circle...could this be part of a 'fairy ring' (aka sprouting ring)?
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The big tree on the left is more of a single or double quickly divided into a couple big stems.

It's a remarkably beautiful glade of ferns almost like a natural amphitheater. Maybe an acre of more of pure sword fern surrounded by a bunch of large redwoods including these on one side. I especially like the ferns growing on the trees.
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Re: Redwood Coast Photos - 2018

Post by Don » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:10 pm

Mario
Yes, one of those areas worth sitting down for a piece and wondering how it all came about!
What do you make of the 'fern amphitheater'? 'Pioneering species' coming in after a catastrophic fire/flood/other event?
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Re: Redwood Coast Photos - 2018

Post by mdvaden » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:49 pm

Don wrote:Mario
Yes, one of those areas worth sitting down for a piece and wondering how it all came about!
What do you make of the 'fern amphitheater'? 'Pioneering species' coming in after a catastrophic fire/flood/other event?
Don
I don't understand why ferns dominate a patch like that. Fire has been through that area where there are not pure ferns, and probably a fair chance also where the ferns are spread out. The question did cross my mind while standing there "why?". What also raised a question were several areas of a couple hundred square feet, about 300 ft. to 600 ft. farther away, where next to nothing was growing. Just some sparse moss. Usually something is growing everywhere in this forest, unless it's under heavy canopy with a gob of needle mulch beneath. The bare spots were more out in the open. It wasn't any bother, since it merely added to the variety of what all was there to look at.
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Re: Redwood Coast Photos - 2018

Post by mdvaden » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:52 am

Tried a new camera in the redwoods the other day. The new Canon EOS R and a RF 50mm 1.2 lens.

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Re: Redwood Coast Photos - 2018

Post by mdvaden » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:37 am

Wild Thing ... Redwood National Park ...
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Re: Redwood Coast Photos - 2018

Post by Don » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:35 pm

Mario-
Reviewing your coast photos (very nice!), the one immediately above has, along it's left side, maybe 2/3rds of the way up, three horizontal lines resembling what elsewhere I might think were scars caused by say a barbed wire fence line. I'm not suggesting that is the case. What do you suspect would have caused them? My own guess is that it might have been a severe wind event, that the tree was able to repair and continue growing.
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Re: Redwood Coast Photos - 2018

Post by mdvaden » Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:09 pm

Don wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:35 pm
Mario-
Reviewing your coast photos (very nice!), the one immediately above has, along it's left side, maybe 2/3rds of the way up, three horizontal lines resembling what elsewhere I might think were scars caused by say a barbed wire fence line. I'm not suggesting that is the case. What do you suspect would have caused them? My own guess is that it might have been a severe wind event, that the tree was able to repair and continue growing.
-Don
Howdy. Just logged in and saw your reply.

I've seen similar on other coast redwood trunks, but higher up and random. Not common, but not hard to find in the forest either. Meaning I could probably hike any of the trails and find similar.

Just digging in my files for a couple minutes, I found one with a two similar marks, one more distinct up on the left side, for the trunk on the right. But the trunk on the left has a little bit too, just not as obvious. I may pay closer attention this year, but it seems like this sort of mark or shape appears in little groups of adjacent trees sometimes. The scene below is in a place I call Carbon Ridge.
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