Contest 14 - 20 April "Trees"

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Contest 14 - 20 April "Trees"

Postby alisonb » Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:25 pm

Take a pic of a tree/trees. With or without leaves or blossoms, dead or alive, big or small...

You have until 20 April to submit your pic, the voting poll will run from 21 - 27 April and the winner will be announced on 28 April. All entries to be submitted to hillsdown via personal message. Pic dimensions should be 640x480 pix(or close to that) so please resize before submitting.

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Re: Contest 14 - 20 April "Trees"

Postby TexasBred » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:57 pm

"Tree" or "Trees"?? Can there be a group of them or must it be a single tree?
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Re: Contest 14 - 20 April "Trees"

Postby Ouachita » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:00 pm

20 years ago I would have an entry. Tornado ripped the top out of a large field oak. It lived and the next year what remained standing looked just like a puffed up rooster from the county road 200 yards away.
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Re: Contest 14 - 20 April "Trees"

Postby alisonb » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:47 am

TexasBred wrote:"Tree" or "Trees"?? Can there be a group of them or must it be a single tree?


A 'tree' or 'trees' TB. :)
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Re: Contest 14 - 20 April "Trees"

Postby hillsdown » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:26 pm

Due to a death in my family ,the contest deadline we be extended until Sunday April 27th .

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Re: Contest 14 - 20 April "Trees"

Postby kucala5 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:58 pm

Does it need to a pic just taken or can I submit one I took a couple years ago?
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Re: Contest 14 - 20 April "Trees"

Postby TexasBred » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:57 pm

kucala5 wrote:Does it need to a pic just taken or can I submit one I took a couple years ago?

Any age usually is fine.
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Re: Contest 14 - 20 April "Trees"

Postby Caustic Burno » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:21 pm

I have a sweetgum in the bottom that is 14 feet around it.
It is in the woods I can't figure out to get a picture that really shows it well as it is in the woods.
About 20 feet up it branches off into four branches that are bigger than most trees.
It is really neat tree to see.
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Re: Contest 14 - 20 April "Trees"

Postby Deepsouth » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:33 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:I have a sweetgum in the bottom that is 14 feet around it.
It is in the woods I can't figure out to get a picture that really shows it well as it is in the woods.
About 20 feet up it branches off into four branches that are bigger than most trees.
It is really neat tree to see.


See if you can get a picture of it from where it forks down to the base. I'd like to see it. And park your fourwheeler beside it so we can tell how big it is.
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Re: Contest 14 - 20 April "Trees"

Postby Nesikep » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:20 am

Sounds like our willow that's about 80 years old... I've never measured it but I think it's close to 5 ft diameter, which would be right around 14 feet around... Guess you'll all see it towering over our weenie house when the poll gets posted :)
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Re: Contest 14 - 20 April "Trees"

Postby alisonb » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:15 am

Am looking forward to this contest, thanks for the suggestion Deepsouth :D
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Re: Contest 14 - 20 April "Trees"

Postby Caustic Burno » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:24 am

Deepsouth wrote:
Caustic Burno wrote:I have a sweetgum in the bottom that is 14 feet around it.
It is in the woods I can't figure out to get a picture that really shows it well as it is in the woods.
About 20 feet up it branches off into four branches that are bigger than most trees.
It is really neat tree to see.


See if you can get a picture of it from where it forks down to the base. I'd like to see it. And park your fourwheeler beside it so we can tell how big it is.


I will try and get one this afternoon as there will be more light in the woods coming out of the west hayfield.
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Re: Contest 14 - 20 April "Trees"

Postby Caustic Burno » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:18 pm

This was as close as I could get the mule.
I am not crazy about a sweet gum and usually take them out.
This one was so big I had the forester come out and measure it and it wasn't even in the top ten in the state.
I forget is was somewhere like 15, I had the second largest black hickory in the state on my place until Rita.

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Re: Contest 14 - 20 April "Trees"

Postby branguscowgirl » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:36 pm

CB that cute little dog said she's kinda cold with a breeze on her back! She said that you would only give her half of a jacket to wear out there in the woods! :D
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Re: Contest 14 - 20 April "Trees"

Postby Caustic Burno » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:46 pm

branguscowgirl wrote:CB that cute little dog said she's kinda cold with a breeze on her back! She said that you would only give her half of a jacket to wear out there in the woods! :D


That is a snake vest to protect her from rattlesnakes, I worked with a company
that made cut vest for hog hunting on a vest for the terriers.
They can't survive a bite to the vitals even with the rattlesnake vaccine
as their immune system can''t make enough antibodies fast enough.
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