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Old 05-31-2009, 04:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Do trees have gender?

I tried to post this on Longfellows "opinion" post but had no response, so I decided to start a new thread.

I really enjoyed the banter back and forth on Longfellows post on the subject of Natures way of creating beauty as opposed to the beauty created by our artisians.
It brought to mind a very special live oak that grows around the corner from my buddys house. As any of us penmakers do, I alway find myself looking at every piece of wood or tree as I drive along. One day I noticed this tree in a way no one else noticed her. TLOML said I had a demented mind when I asked if trees had gender. If they do, theres no doubt what gender this oak is. Speak about a beautiful piece of wood. Just wondering if anyone else sees what I see?
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I responded by asking if you had given it a name. I suggested Annie Oaktree
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My wife thinks I am demented also. My reply to her is-"must be-- I have stayed with you for 57 years".
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It depends on the species of tree. Some ash have a male and a female trees, but IIRC oak does not.
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I once saw a sycamore that was giving me the eye.
Since I didn't know the gender, I wasn't sure if I should
be flattered or say "Ewww".

I think cedar might be gender confused. They're often found
in the closet.
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That live oak tree sure has a nice piece of ash
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The inmates have taken over the asylum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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No, I think an inmate just escaped the asylum. Just how long has it been since you ... um ... never mind.
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There are many species of trees that have "male" trees and "female trees."

I would suggest you consider planting a female Ginko tree close to your workshop. I understand they have a very pungent odor when they bloom. Might help you get over that poor oak.
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Great lines! Now thats the kind of stuff I was hoping for. I know more of you see what I see.
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