Indiana Cucumber

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Indiana Cucumber

Post by edfrank » Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:22 pm

Indiana Cucumber

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Indiana State Champ Cucumber Mag. Connersville, 210 CBH, 65' tall, 48' spread ( ave ) pictured in Indiana's 2010 Big Tree Directory.
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Re: Indiana Cucumber

Post by ElijahW » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:47 pm

Ed,

It looks like the tree was confused as to which way was up. Still pretty cool, though.

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"There is nothing in the world to equal the forest as nature made it. The finest formal forest, the most magnificent artificially grown woods, cannot compare with the grandeur of primeval woodland." Bob Marshall, Recreational Limitations to Silviculture in the Adirondacks

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Re: Indiana Cucumber

Post by Joe » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:09 am

lucager1483 wrote:Ed,

It looks like the tree was confused as to which way was up. Still pretty cool, though.

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The more untypical the better. I bet the primeval forest had billions of really strange shaped trees that we unfortunately will never know about- artful masterpieces of nature destroyed by the pale faces.
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Re: Indiana Cucumber

Post by Rand » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:20 am

It's always kinda fascinating to see old trees that while still in relatively good health, can't quite produce new wood as fast as it is decaying/breaking off.

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Re: Indiana Cucumber

Post by Joe » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:51 am

Rand wrote:It's always kinda fascinating to see old trees that while still in relatively good health, can't quite produce new wood as fast as it is decaying/breaking off.
I suspect that in the primeval forest- a vast number of trees were hollow and because of that- the wildlife population was orders of magnitude greater than now- the wilderness was teeming with life- despite the idiotic nonsense of the timber industry that old forests are decadent and "overmature" and it's necessary to carry out a "regenertion harvest" to renew the forest.
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Re: Indiana Cucumber

Post by Rand » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:57 pm

When my dad was a kid he and his brother knocked over a rotting snag just for yucks and then felt like crap when a bunch of flying squirrels boiled out of it.

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Re: Indiana Cucumber

Post by Steve Galehouse » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:30 pm

NTS-

The shape of the cucumber-tree looks like it might have been manipulated to be a signal tree.

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Re: Indiana Cucumber

Post by Amy69 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:02 pm

That's super interesting. I would like to see a time lapse of that!

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