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TuscaroraBorealis
07/13/2012 12:46PM
 
Spring Wingnite 2012


Kawishiwi Falls hiking trail


Border Route Trail, near Gogebic lake


Clove lake

Spaulding lake
 
kanoes
07/26/2013 07:37PM
 
local park.
 
Banksiana
07/27/2013 01:15AM
 



Black n Blue
 
SunCatcher
07/27/2013 02:24AM
 
2012 solo on Haggart Lake in WCPP, I thought this was a cool tree!


SunCatcher



 
TuscaroraBorealis
07/26/2013 07:33PM
 
Big lake (EP #7)
 
TuscaroraBorealis
07/16/2012 06:35PM
 
quote h20: "Wheres the centennial hiking trail?"


It starts along the road to Tuscarora Outfitters.


Follows along the old railroad grade that serviced the mine that was briefly in operation near there over a hundred years ago. There are a number of interpretive stations along the way. Really a neat, historical hike. We even seen this guy along the way.
 
kanoes
07/27/2013 12:48AM
 
on ottertrack, clipped the top off. huge framing fail. :(
 
Kevlar
07/13/2012 09:00PM
 
Spartan, there is a tree surrounding a rock on the portage between the east end of Davis Lake and the next little lake, before the now-unmaintained mudhole portage to Winchell. I don't think it is the same tree/rock as in your picture, but quite similar. Seems like one of the professional photographers had a picture of the one I remember in a coffee table book.
 
TuscaroraBorealis
07/14/2012 08:43PM
 
On the portage between Rat & South lakes.


Isabella River (Probably not there anymore?)


Centennial Hiking Trail













Along the trail to Johnson Falls


Gadwall lake


Brule lake












Cummings lake


Isle of Pines


Trail up to Thunder Point
 
jcavenagh
07/13/2012 02:22PM
 
quote GeorgiaCoast: "quote BWPaddler: "quote snakecharmer: "Dr. Seuss tree on Agnes.
"

How old was that tree do you suppose? It reminds me that Native Americans used to tie up young saplings in an odd shape like that to mark trail directions. That one looks a little young to be caused by that."




My guess is a tree (since removed) fell across this as a sapling - not killing it but bending it to the ground, then it continued to grow. Cool!"

I recall reading somewhere that the tribes used to bend trees something like this to mark their trails. Any one have actual info on that idea?
 
TuscaroraBorealis
01/08/2016 04:41PM
 
Cummings Lake



Niki Lake



More trees
 
BWPaddler
02/13/2011 11:56AM
 
Picked out rocks and tossed in the lake for hours...
 
snakecharmer
07/13/2012 06:29PM
 
quote jcavenagh: "quote GeorgiaCoast: "quote BWPaddler: "quote snakecharmer: "Dr. Seuss tree on Agnes.
"

How old was that tree do you suppose? It reminds me that Native Americans used to tie up young saplings in an odd shape like that to mark trail directions. That one looks a little young to be caused by that."



My guess is a tree (since removed) fell across this as a sapling - not killing it but bending it to the ground, then it continued to grow. Cool!"

I recall reading somewhere that the tribes used to bend trees something like this to mark their trails. Any one have actual info on that idea?"



We came across this "native" bending trees in Quetico a couple of years ago :)


 
cyclones30
01/04/2016 09:51PM
 

 
thebotanyguy
07/28/2013 11:46AM
 
 photo IMG_2490_zps62bfcceb.jpg

 
Wallidave
07/29/2013 06:40AM
 



haha
 
Spartan2
07/17/2012 03:56PM
 
quote Kevlar: "Spartan, there is a tree surrounding a rock on the portage between the east end of Davis Lake and the next little lake, before the now-unmaintained mudhole portage to Winchell. I don't think it is the same tree/rock as in your picture, but quite similar. Seems like one of the professional photographers had a picture of the one I remember in a coffee table book. "


My tree photo was taken at a campsite on the northern part of Caribou Lake, (the Caribou by Lizz/Poplar, not the one by Pine) which is on a grassy point. One of my other favorite photos was taken at this site and involves a tree, but not an odd one. It is a photo of Spartan1 in the early morning listening to a loon off in the morning mist. This was the last morning of our 22-day trip, and a very bittersweet time for us. I still get a lump in my throat when I look at this photo 20 years later:



 
mr.barley
07/26/2013 08:25PM
 
suzanette lake, quetico
 
luft
07/26/2013 08:22PM
 









Two different views of the "wood pile" at the Vista end of the Horseshoe/Vista portage.





 
Mocha
07/26/2013 08:04PM
 
pickerel lake, quetico








 
wetcanoedog
07/26/2013 11:23PM
 

another "S" tree,this time at Tiger Bay

anyone have an idea why they get bent like that but still survive
 
wetcanoedog
07/26/2013 11:32PM
 

how about a Red Pine and a Cedar growing out of the same root stock

 
Hawbakers
07/14/2012 12:20PM
 
More trees! I need more trees! Kekekabic Lake
 
kanoes
07/27/2013 01:04AM
 

 
kanoes
07/27/2013 12:00AM
 
somewhere south of friday bay, forget exactly where. photo taken in may of `06...i wonder if its still standing.
 
520eek
07/27/2013 02:19AM
 
hows that for an odd tree in the desert?

 
TuscaroraBorealis
07/13/2012 07:20PM
 
quote kanoes: " holy tree batman! sturgeon lake at THE campsite."


No doubt your tent is confidently set up directly over to the right aways? ;-}
 
OBX2Kayak
07/14/2012 10:10AM
 
The finger ...



 
kanoes
07/13/2012 07:47PM
 
quote TuscaroraBorealis: "quote kanoes: " holy tree batman! sturgeon lake at THE campsite."



No doubt your tent is confidently set up directly over to the right aways? ;-}"

i had a tree blocker. believe me, i set up with that tree in mind.
 
Beaverjack
07/14/2012 10:20AM
 
quote OBX2Kayak: "The finger ...



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Is that real? Can't be. If it is, I guess old Treeburn's got an attitude.
 
joetrain
07/13/2012 06:45PM
 
I am not sure why but I love this leaning tree. I always enjoy seeing it and have taken many photos of it. It is kind of like an old friend. ~JOE~
 
Chilly
07/14/2012 01:17AM
 



Like this lonely white pine on Long Island Lake. It has no white pine friends left in the area and is thinking about doing itself in I feel in this pic.



 
wetcanoedog
03/13/2011 04:03PM
 
here's another one i found while browsing thru my photo files
it's just as big as it looks,very impressive.
i found it while exploring a island that from the looks of it no one else that ventured onto.a very old map,1970's showed a camp here once but i found no sign of it.
 
wetcanoedog
02/10/2011 08:55PM
 
i don't want to highjack the favorite tree post so i'll start one about "odd trees"..shapes,places it's growing--so on.
my first one is dead,very dead.in 1985 on my way out of Lady Boot Bay i saw and took a photo of this dead Cedar.the corkscrew shape twisting around the truck really caught my eye.in 2009 i went that way again and paddled past to see if it's still there.

it is,and in all that time it has not changed much at all,sorry but the first photo is a slide i have not scanned yet.
 
snakecharmer
02/10/2011 09:22PM
 
Dr. Seuss tree on Agnes.

 
TuscaroraBorealis
02/10/2011 09:24PM
 
more trees



TB
 
snakecharmer
02/10/2011 09:23PM
 
Menorah tree...also on Agnes.

 
snakecharmer
02/10/2011 09:26PM
 
Root ball on Hanson.

 
Rob Johnson
02/10/2011 10:14PM
 
quote snakecharmer: "Root ball on Hanson.
"



Been there climbed that. I seem to remember the landing being busy with through paddlers and we were day tripping so we ended up hauling the canoe up that thing (or something close by).
 
That Guy
02/10/2011 09:58PM
 

Not the best photo of this, but this tree was up on a solid rock platform and the roots seemed to spread out 20' or more in all directions down and around the rocks into the ground. Also, on Agnes.
 
TuscaroraBorealis
02/11/2011 09:19AM
 



Top of the Ottertrack - Ester portage trail. It kinda looks like......well.........(blush) ;-)


TB
 
alpine525
07/13/2012 01:28PM
 
Great pictures - love this thread - missed it the first time around!
 
kanoes
07/14/2012 12:25PM
 

 
Grizzlyman
01/07/2016 10:12PM
 
quote kanoes: " somewhere south of friday bay, forget exactly where. photo taken in may of `06...i wonder if its still standing."


This is sweet. What could have possibly did this? Lightning? Looks like the branches are all broken off...


Red pine?
 
builditbetter22
01/08/2016 01:34PM
 

 
gkimball
01/07/2016 09:49PM
 
Near an island campsite on Perent Lake
 
Old Hoosier
01/08/2016 12:10PM
 
quote 520eek: " hows that for an odd tree in the desert?
"



Who said the "cone heads" are not easily aroused? :)


Old Hoosier
 
shock
07/28/2013 09:38PM
 

 
2old4U
07/29/2013 10:18AM
 
quote Mocha: " pickerel lake, quetico








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That is very cool! Almost defy's the laws of physics doesn't it?
 
SevenofNine
07/29/2013 12:18PM
 
Mother Nature



 
rtallent
01/06/2016 02:32PM
 
quote cowdoc: "Tree at campsite in North Bay, on the point before you head into Lost Bay. This tree must have been girdled by something, but I thought it quite odd that the top part above the girdling was bigger than the bottom. "
I've seen that happen before with girding on trees. I think the pre-existing xylem can still allow some water movement up the tree, but the phloem is unable to move sugars downwards through the girdle. Phloem tissue (which occurs to the outside, just under the outer bark) is more transient than xylem and needs to be regenerated on a pretty regular basis. You get some continued active cambial growth and new xylem and phloem above the girdle; the cambium below the girdle is pretty much starved out and does not generate much new xylem, phloem or outer bark. The tree is probably going down, in time, as the tissues below the girdle need sugars for new root growth, etc. I think most of us remove/cut away cordage if we find some left around a tree... that may well have been the culprit, here.
 
Spartan2
07/13/2012 02:49PM
 
Leaving for the cottage in just a few minutes and don't have time to look up the exact location of this tree, but I took this photo on our 1992 22-day trip. I have always been fascinated by the trees that will grow over a rock.



 
h20
07/15/2012 11:03PM
 
Wheres the centennial hiking trail?
 
LindenTree3
01/04/2016 06:54PM
 
Maple tree with some sort of blemish near Detroit Lakes Mn.





I am turning it into this, it looks much better than the pictures show.


Need I mention I am named after the Basswood Tree?
Linden/Tilia Americanus
 
MNLindsey80
01/04/2016 07:01PM
 
MiniMN next to the Kawishiwi Falls tree - as others have noted.


This was on Lake Namakan - I'm always so interested how trees can possibly grow on such tiny islands.



 
rtallent
01/04/2016 08:31PM
 
My old canoe partner, Tom, has commented that a person could put together a collection called, Bonzai trees of the BW. Think it is on the way, here.
 
bapabear
01/05/2016 10:38AM
 
These two look like they're hugging each other. Middle Cone Lake.



I've noticed a number of these trees but never one that stuck out so far from the bank. Same site on Middle Cone Lake.
 
cowdoc
01/05/2016 11:19AM
 
Tree at campsite in North Bay, on the point before you head into Lost Bay. This tree must have been girdled by something, but I thought it quite odd that the top part above the girdling was bigger than the bottom.
 
Jeriatric
01/05/2016 12:14PM
 
quote snakecharmer: "Menorah tree...also on Agnes.
"

It's not the tree that's so unusual, it's the tree-climbing turtle.
 
Jeriatric
01/05/2016 12:18PM
 
quote TomT: "



I'm no tree expert but thought it was odd to see this sapling with such huge, adult size leaves. It's a show-er, not a grower.



"



Toddlers & Tiaras?



 
TomT
07/14/2012 07:07AM
 



I'm no tree expert but thought it was odd to see this sapling with such huge, adult size leaves. It's a show-er, not a grower.





 
cptrea
07/16/2012 06:10AM
 
Peeled banana on Jasper Lake. Lightning strike?



 
2K10
07/13/2012 01:23PM
 
quote wetcanoedog: "the ones growing out of rock are almost a symbol of canoe country. "



I agree! Here's one on Agnes (Quetico). Always amazes me how much we struggle to get trees to grow in our yard considering all of the effort put into planting/watering, and the buggers grow right out of rock in the BWCA/Q.
 
kanoes
07/13/2012 04:23PM
 
mom and the kids. russell lake by chatterton falls.



holy tree batman! sturgeon lake at THE campsite.
 
bapabear
07/13/2012 06:19PM
 



Both shots taken from the same campsite on Middle Cone Lake. The one reaching out over the lake is right next to the two "putting their arms around each other".
 
vickieh69
07/14/2012 07:20AM
 
quote wetcanoedog: "the ones growing out of rock are almost a symbol of canoe country. " > "


I am fascinated by most trees but the ones growing out of rocks with little to no soil intrigue me with their ability to adapt and flourish.



Big Moose Lake.
 
BWPaddler
02/11/2011 08:49AM
 
quote snakecharmer: "Dr. Seuss tree on Agnes.
"

How old was that tree do you suppose? It reminds me that Native Americans used to tie up young saplings in an odd shape like that to mark trail directions. That one looks a little young to be caused by that.
 
Wetlander
02/11/2011 11:07AM
 
TB- That presents all sorts of photo opportunities ;)
 
GeorgiaCoast
02/11/2011 11:16AM
 
quote BWPaddler: "quote snakecharmer: "Dr. Seuss tree on Agnes.
"

How old was that tree do you suppose? It reminds me that Native Americans used to tie up young saplings in an odd shape like that to mark trail directions. That one looks a little young to be caused by that."



My guess is a tree (since removed) fell across this as a sapling - not killing it but bending it to the ground, then it continued to grow. Cool!
 
wetcanoedog
02/11/2011 03:36PM
 
the ones growing out of rock are almost a symbol of canoe country.
 
Jeriatric
02/11/2011 03:49PM
 
Beaver tree on Agnes

 
Amok
02/11/2011 04:14PM
 
There is a "man" tree i should get a pic of in Golden Valley. One of my friends used to live in townhomes where it is located. Not the BW, but definitely a strange tree! It looks like a giant got buried upside-down and all you can see is from maybe the navel to the toes ... and it's HUGE hahaha. Over 100 years old is my guess, but what do I know about trees ...