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Indiana Cucumber

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:22 pm
by edfrank
Indiana Cucumber

Tom Robinson
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

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:47 pm
by ElijahW
Ed,

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

Elijah

Re: Indiana Cucumber

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:09 am
by Joe
lucager1483 wrote:Ed,

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

Elijah
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.
Joe

Re: Indiana Cucumber

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:20 am
by Rand
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.

Re: Indiana Cucumber

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:51 am
by Joe
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.
Joe

Re: Indiana Cucumber

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:57 pm
by Rand
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.

Oops.

Re: Indiana Cucumber

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:30 pm
by Steve Galehouse
NTS-

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

Steve

Re: Indiana Cucumber

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:02 pm
by Amy69
That's super interesting. I would like to see a time lapse of that!