Log Home Pictures from 2021, Part 2 of 2

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The following pictures make up a photo gallery of the 15-year-old Giant Sequoia trees. They are still pretty scrawny, but at least these eleven have survived this far.

4/28/21 This is Paul. You can see the copper funnel that takes the stub end of the green hose and dribbles water 20 inches into the ground. I got the advice from both my brother John and from Earl that irrigating the tree on the surface only encourages a shallow root system. With this new arrangement, I hope that the tree will seek out the water deeper into the ground. We'll see.


4/28/21 Brian. This poor tree is almost completely shaded all the time and is on a steep dry bank. I can't do much about the sunlight, but I have an irrigation hose that runs near the tree 24/7 from April to October.


4/28/21 Andrew. One of the scrawniest of the trees. It does get a little sun, but the ground is very dry. I tried in vain to water it using a ram pump but I gave up and now carry water to it in buckets nearly every week.


4/28/21 Bill. This tree is thriving and competing vigorously for second or third place in the tree growth competition.


4/28/21 Cam. Cam held a strong second place in the competition for many years, but lately its growth seems to have slowed and most of the lower branches have died. It looks like it is trying to grow tall instead of bushy, and I guess that is OK.


4/28/21 Dave. Dave has been the clear champion in growth all the while. Even though the competition is closing in, I think Dave will stay ahead of it.


4/28/21 Earl. This is another tree that hardly gets any sun. I also do not irrigate it but it seems to thrive anyway.


4/28/21 Ellen. Ellen had a sort of rough start and was pretty scrawny for the first few years. Lately, though, it has picked up the pace and is now a strong contender for second place behind Dave.


4/28/21 John. This is another tree deprived of sunlight and one that I do not irrigate. Even though it is pretty scrawny, it seems to be a survivor.


4/28/21 Larry. Larry, like Andrew is at a pretty high elevation, but it is more shaded. It never gets watered but it seems to keep growing, however slowly.


4/28/21 Dan. This tree might have a congenital problem because it can't seem to decide which of its branches should become the main trunk. Instead, branches will shoot out the side and get long, while the rest of the tree gets bushy but doesn't seem to establish a trunk. If I were an arborist I might know whether and how to do something about it, but I am not so I won't.

That is the end of the sequoia photo gallery.


4/28/21 This is one of the cedars I transplanted up on the bluff. It survived a direct hit from a big falling tree. I found it bent over flat under the trunk of a big tree killed by laminated root rot. Fortunately there was a gap between the trunk and the ground at this point that kept the cedar from breaking. As you can see, I cut a chunk out of the trunk and stood the cedar back up straight. I think it will do OK now.


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