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Old May 30, 2007, 6:49 PM   #1
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This fallen pine tree was probably the victim of pine bark beetles. The channels in the wood beneath the bark are called "galleries" and they disturb the flow of nutrients beneath the bark and can eventually kill the tree.
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Old May 30, 2007, 6:51 PM   #2
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On the other hand, beetle inscribed wood is in demand for furniture, frames, and logs for construction. I hope someone enjoys these shots for the natural science if not the photography!
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You can study the galleries/inscriptions much like a cloud formation and see all sorts of interesting designs. (Edited due to double picture post.)
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Old May 30, 2007, 7:13 PM   #4
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These are really quite interesting, I especially like the third photo.

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Old May 31, 2007, 12:49 AM   #5
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Looks likerock engravingsfrom mesolithic period!

One can understand why it is in demand for furniture, etc.

Iespecially liked the bark and shadow modelling the log in#2 and the the use of foregroundgrass in #1 !


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Old May 31, 2007, 1:44 AM   #6
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Very interesting pictures. In swedish they are called "barkborre". Translated to english it means bark driller. Quite a descriptive name, as well as "galleries".


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Old May 31, 2007, 2:32 AM   #7
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Nice pictures, i think 3 & 4 are intresting
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BTW the latin name is

Ips typographus L. which makes your desciption all the more accurate.

The L. means of course that Carl von Linné is the name (smile) behind the namegiving


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"Man gave names to all the animals; in the beginning, in the beginning..." (B. Dylan) -

even the snake. He could almost have sung "Carl gave names ...

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yes, i like the grass in #1 gives it umph!

#2 i like the scaly branch at the bottom, i'm always on the look-out for dragon remains and hints of King Arthur, ah.. romantic notions.......

nice to share them, thanks
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Its not mesolithic, its not swedish its not even greek, I think they are Arthurian scripts in the logs, you musthave the museum check them, (if he ever went to the US).

I must leave the wine:homey: alone in the mornings, but I forgot i dont drink
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