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rexlion

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Posted: 02/01/21 09:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I like camping under the pines. The sound of the wind in the needles is great. But I don't hug the trees, because they're not soft and warm and they don't hug me back. [emoticon]


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Posted: 02/02/21 10:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rexlion wrote:

I like camping under the pines. The sound of the wind in the needles is great. But I don't hug the trees, because they're not soft and warm and they don't hug me back. [emoticon]


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NRALIFR wrote:

I like big trees too. I’ve got a bunch of mature hardwoods and a few big pines on my property. I’ve had to cut down 2-3 of the biggest pines (~75’ tall) due to beetle infestation though. I hate seeing those come down.

I also planted 3-4 Eastern Hemlocks that I dug up as saplings on a cousin’s farm in western NY. I had to put a barbed wire fence around each one to keep the deer from scrubbing them to death. They’ve survived over 10 years way out of their native zone. Probably the only ones in AR.

I hope they get to be big trees someday.

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Very true!

I've planted 543 trees some 20 years ago over several years and it most gratifying resting under it's shade when it's fully grown.

As Confucious said (and I liberally paraphrases): If you want to live forever, plant trees and educate children.

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I don't want this to go political but my understanding of the term "tree huggers" has nothing to with liking or not liking trees. It has to do with folks afraid the earth is warming, afraid of internal combustion engines and what petroleum production is doing to the planet and then forcing the rest of us to accept their mantra. People who would rather be living in the 1600's, I guess. I hope that was a nice enuf description.

As far as where we camp depends on what we're looking for at the time. We do the extreme of boondocking in God-forsaken Quartzite AZ to luxury camping at Chula Vista RV Resort. Both places, and all the ones in between, offer amenities we like. I like camping on San Diego Bay. I like camping on the water in Sault Ste. Marie MI. I also like the rocks and dust of the desert as we run around in our off-road cars. The mountains of Utah, Colorado, and Mt Rushmore area.

I like to think that we are average campers who like a diversity of camping.


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Does it have to be both? I bet he said “or”. [emoticon]

Like I said, I like big trees! [emoticon]

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NRALIFR wrote:

Does it have to be both? I bet he said “or”. [emoticon]

Like I said, I like big trees! [emoticon]

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LOL! Got you.

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I to like big trees. I have taken pictures of many tall and wide ones because grand kids may never see one. I had a 36in Oak in the yard at my old farm and a 120 year old house. New owners bull dozed both. Sad??

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ferndaleflyer wrote:

I to like big trees. I have taken pictures of many tall and wide ones because grand kids may never see one. I had a 36in Oak in the yard at my old farm and a 120 year old house. New owners bull dozed both. Sad??


Dang, you should have offered to take the wood with you if they plan to take it down.

That would have been a very nice legacy furniture -- although you would have probably preferred it to be living out there in your former farm.

My brother recovered wood from a fruit tree from our farm that died and made it into rustic benches. When we sit we would reminisce about the good times we've had as growing boys in that tree.

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azdryheat wrote:

I don't want this to go political but my understanding of the term "tree huggers" has nothing to with liking or not liking trees. It has to do with folks afraid the earth is warming, afraid of internal combustion engines and what petroleum production is doing to the planet and then forcing the rest of us to accept their mantra. People who would rather be living in the 1600's, I guess. I hope that was a nice enuf description.


No one is forcing you to accept anyone's mantra.
But, common sense would be good to accept.

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This might be called a tree hugger.
(I like big trees!)

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