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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
1630 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2016 :  3:34:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks everyone! Glad you all enjoyed it and got a chuckle or two.

Greg, I didn't have to branch out very far to find all those specimens. Surprisingly, almost all of them are within a mile of my layout.
Dallas, Frank & Bob. None of you could leave it be I see, but if you think punny compliments will get you anywhere, well then you're barking up the right tree. In case you haven't twigged on to it, I'm a sap for that. Now I'm going to model some of those beauties and plunk them down along my trunk line.

Anybody have more examples to add?
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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
1630 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2016 :  3:46:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's one more taken just a couple days ago. The tree itself isn't funny, but this has to be a contender the world's smallest maple syrup farm. The photo is very tight, the tree is smack in the middle of the village, sandwiched between parked cars and the sidewalk. There is only one sap bucket on it and no trees around it are tapped. Wish it was on Maple Street :)

Edited by - Bill Gill on 04/01/2016 3:48:05 PM
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NKP 768
Section Hand

USA
88 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2016 :  4:17:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bill - now I can take them out of the box and put them back on the layout. You didn't find a picture of a pink Hudson on the internet did you?
Doug
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Bernd
Fireman

USA
2156 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2016 :  4:29:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Now I can point to this thread when I get told that trees do not look like that.

Thanks for the short talk on how Mother Nature makes "prototype" trees.

Bend
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MarkF
Engineer

USA
13235 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2016 :  5:08:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great pics Bill, and it just goes to show there's a prototype for everything!

Mark
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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
1630 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2016 :  5:11:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Doug, found pink dogwoods (you can tell by the bark), but alas, no pink Hudsons - yet :)

Bernd & Doug, Yeah, I've got some like that i could plant too.
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Norton
Engine Wiper

USA
143 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2016 :  6:00:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mother Natures version of IDIC. (Trekkers should get the reference)

The V & T lives in my garage. Soon...

Norton
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
3763 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2016 :  7:38:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Come on Bill, your bark is worse than your byte.
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k9wrangler
Fireman

USA
8534 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2016 :  7:56:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice trees, I'll leaf the puns to others more rooted in humor in their family trees.
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quartergauger48
Fireman

USA
4486 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2016 :  8:35:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good stuff Bill'...How true it is' I have some of those oddities on my layout for sure'....


Ted
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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
3007 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2016 :  07:53:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote


What more can I say??

Good one.

Bob

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102&whichpage=1
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=38921
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45371
http://www.freewebs.com/santmod/
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Tabooma County Rwy
Fireman

USA
4630 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2016 :  11:22:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great topic and photos, Bill. Now the challenge is to make models of them.....

Al Carter
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
2412 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2016 :  1:01:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bill,

Lots of funny photos. Ce-dar's a prototype for everything.

A couple could have used canopy glue.

Mike

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Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie
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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
1630 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2016 :  2:00:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Norton, thanks, definitely infinite combinations when you start noticing.

Thanks for taking a look Ted, Al and Bob.

Frank, k9wrangler & Mike These are your best oaks, hey? Well I maple a leg now and then, but looks like now I'll have to really spruce up my act
to stay poplar instead of pining away in the corner wondering if Bruce will hemlock this thread.
...one more...Mike, after your reply I think this thread opened a can-o-worms more than a canopy :)
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k9wrangler
Fireman

USA
8534 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2016 :  2:43:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just barking up the wrong trees...
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