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    INDIAN POINTER TREE ?

    Some I have shown this photo to, seem to think that it is a Indian Pointer Tree. What the heck is that ? The tree seems to be old, How can I tell how old it is ?
    Here is the photo:

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    Wow!! Thats a cool tree!! The only way you can tell how old it is is to cut it down and count the rings. Well actually you could take a core sample and count the lines in the sample.

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    Indian pointer trees were done like that to indicate position or direction.... road signs if you will. They would point a trail direction or mark forks in the trail/road to certain spots.

    That bend in the tree seems rather high for such a tree. Possible tho. Many such trees are left by storms. As a tree falls and bends a smaller tree without breaking it, the smaller tree grows on and the branches become like a trunk, reaching up. I would be mo worried 'bout the dude in the mask!!!!
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    I think that the Wooly Hollow Cache put out by gaddiel & orange danish had a link to Indian trail trees. It may be in the logs from ages ago. I think they also pointed to resources such as water. In our wanderings in the woods, we've come across several. They are cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topkitty98
    I think that the Wooly Hollow Cache put out by gaddiel & orange danish had a link to Indian trail trees. It may be in the logs from ages ago.
    That's true. I remembered the log you mentioned and went back and looked it up. Here's the link that firechief1956 provided to a page about trail trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaddiel
    Quote Originally Posted by topkitty98
    I think that the Wooly Hollow Cache put out by gaddiel & orange danish had a link to Indian trail trees. It may be in the logs from ages ago.
    That's true. I remembered the log you mentioned and went back and looked it up. Here's the link that firechief1956 provided to a page about trail trees.

    Wayne
    I tried the link and it did not work for me. Said "content blocked".

    p1t

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    Quote Originally Posted by paris1time
    I tried the link and it did not work for me. Said "content blocked".
    Oops. You're right. I've removed that link since it no longer works. Try this one instead...

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    Me too. Content blocked. My browser settings maybe ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaddiel
    Quote Originally Posted by paris1time
    I tried the link and it did not work for me. Said "content blocked".
    Oops. You're right. I've removed that link since it no longer works. Try this one instead...

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