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Sprouting maple and willow
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Les...fortunate    Posted 09-03-2002 at 17:05:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've had a couple loads of log length fahrwood laying in a pile all summer. As dry as it has been, the willow (good thing this wood was free) sprouted, which didn't surprise me since it was laying on the ground. But the Acer rubrum that was up near the top of the pile with green leaves and sprouts on it, now that amazed me.
Did I mention it has been very dry?

Salmoneye    Posted 09-04-2002 at 03:39:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I came upon a blowdown in the road just after Christmas last year (in the dark), had it bucked up and loaded when the road commisioner showed and helped with the last couple pieces. Didn't find out till next morning that it was Willow. Stuff sprouted and grew 2 foot shoots all summer till 2 weeks ago when they finally dried out and died. Never had that happen with Maple though...

DeadCarp    Posted 09-03-2002 at 19:27:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wood is fascinating stuff, isn't it? I worked in aluminum for years but always liked wood better cuz 2 adjacent slices can act altogether different, and have to be considered individuals, whereas sheets of 2024-T3 are predictably similar to a molecular level, no matter where in the world they're laying.
BTW, willow bends real nice. :)

Hogman    Posted 09-03-2002 at 17:51:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Stems from a tenasious desire ta continue life in this otherwise confused world we somehow survive in unless sompthun bad happens in tha intrim.

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