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    2014 US Capital Christmas Tree

    The national Christmas tree was harvested in Minnesota this year. It stopped by Rochester on its way to the capital.

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    The convoy brought along a few of santa's helpers.
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    Here is a slice of the trunk.
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    At first blush, the trunk doesn't look too impressive. Then, when you see how massive the trailer is, you realize how tall it is

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    Why can't the president pardon the tree like they do the TG turkey?

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    Another GIANT bites the dust.

    Nice photos Heyyall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Another GIANT bites the dust.

    Nice photos Heyyall.
    True, but when you own the forest, I guess you can make the call on swinging the ax Paul Bunyan style.

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    It's Not even THANKSGIVING YET !!! .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    It's Not even THANKSGIVING YET !!! .
    We just pur up the tree in the center where I work. It's a beauty, sad they had to kill it.

    We didn't get no reindeer, tho. Just a cranky truck driver. ):^[
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    I bet half the needles fall off before X-Mas.

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    That had better not be a Giant Sequoia from California!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    That had better not be a Giant Sequoia from California!
    It's a Christmas tree out of Minnesota.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    It's a Christmas tree out of Minnesota.
    Don't be so sure. I have it on good authority that our crooked President had it illegally collected from one of our Natl Parks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Don't be so sure. I have it on good authority that our crooked President had it illegally collected from one of our Natl Parks.
    It's a giant palm tree straight out of your back yard.
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    You know if they had just planted one 25 years ago they wouldn't have to cut any down eh!
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    Might as well be a protected species from a National Park. It will give our beloved politicians something to admire, and remind them of their immense power and corruption.

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    I hope The Big O practices some conservation and has his whole family wipe their collective azzes with the dried, recycled pine needles that fall off of that poor tree. Good thing it's a big tree, takes a lot of needles to wipe Moochelles behind.

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    You guys do know that these trees are planted specifically so that they can be cut down later? It kinda results in more trees, not less?

    Oh never mind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    You guys do know that these trees are planted specifically so that they can be cut down later? It kinda results in more trees, not less?

    Oh never mind...
    But more trees require more water, no big deal, right?

    Oh, but wait, those greedy almonds have already sucked up all the water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    But more trees require more water, no big deal, right?

    Oh, but wait, those greedy almonds have already sucked up all the water.
    ^^ You anti-almondite.
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    ^ Summer is officially over, and the almonds are back to roast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    ^ Summer is officially over, and the almonds are back to roast.
    I thought it was chestnuts roasting on a open fire?
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    ^ Whar U been? Chestnut's are so dated, the almonds are now killing it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    ^ Whar U been? Chestnut's are so dated, the almonds are now killing it!
    Wait I thought dates were a fruit? I didnt' know they came from Chestnuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    Wait I thought dates were a fruit? I didnt' know they came from Chestnuts.
    Once you ask a chestnut out to dinner it's considered a date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    You guys do know that these trees are planted specifically so that they can be cut down later? It kinda results in more trees, not less?

    Oh never mind...
    Actually the official White House tree is always a native tree, not a planted one. The US still has virgin forest but it keeps getting smaller and smaller and smaller...
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    Wait I thought dates were a fruit? I didnt' know they came from Chestnuts.
    Hold on! You never dated a nice chest? That's nuts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    Actually the official White House tree is always a native tree, not a planted one. The US still has virgin forest but it keeps getting smaller and smaller and smaller...
    Ok, but my point is that managed forests are very sustainable and with proper care a country like the US, or UK, is not going to run out of trees any time soon. They are not endangered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    Ok, but my point is that managed forests are very sustainable and with proper care a country like the US, or UK, is not going to run out of trees any time soon. They are not endangered.
    Got it. So are we going to run out of trees? Of course not because they will always be replaced, as you point out. But virgin forests are a completely different type of forest and can't be replaced once cut down.
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    i mowed down a virgin forest once.

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    I plowed a virgin once.

    Geez Mook, it's not like all the "virgin" trees have been around since dinosaurs. Even old growth is second, third, fourth...100th growth if you go back far enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glide the Clyde View Post
    I plowed a virgin once.

    Geez Mook, it's not like all the "virgin" trees have been around since dinosaurs. Even old growth is second, third, fourth...100th growth if you go back far enough.
    Haha, call me a partial tree hugger. The difference is that a virgin forest consists of trees that have a natural life cycle that ends in them just dying or being destroyed by fire or some other natural means whereas a managed forest comes after logging and consists of trees in a regular pattern and the same age.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    Haha, call me a partial tree hugger. The difference is that a virgin forest consists of trees that have a natural life cycle that ends in them just dying or being destroyed by fire or some other natural means whereas a managed forest comes after logging and consists of trees in a regular pattern and the same age.
    I know and I agree. There is something way different riding a trail through monsters that are hundreds of years old+ verses riding through something planted 40-50 years ago. The way the older growth creates that cathedral-like canopy effect, how the light filters through, the younger under growth thriving on nurse logs and stumps, the powerful aura the old trees emit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glide the Clyde View Post
    I know and I agree. There is something way different riding a trail through monsters that are hundreds of years old+ verses riding through something planted 40-50 years ago. The way the older growth creates that cathedral-like canopy effect, how the light filters through, the younger under growth thriving on nurse logs and stumps, the powerful aura the old trees emit.

    Another OC rabbit trailed thread...I'm shocked.
    There's nothing quite like that all right. That's something that I will definitely miss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    Hold on! You never dated a nice chest? That's nuts!
    sorry the nice chests that I have dated generally don't have nuts
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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    generally don't have nuts
    So then you do occasionally date the transsexuals?

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    So then you do occasionally date the transsexuals?
    the term is 'socksexuals'

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    the term is 'socksexuals'
    So then you don't deny occasionally dating transsexuals?

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    This is a very liberating thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    So then you don't deny occasionally dating transsexuals?
    Is transexual having sex while on transports than maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    Is transexual having sex while on transports than maybe.
    Public transportation?
    Would that make you a sexual socialist? It's a slippery slope....

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