Huxley Harter wrote:Are they roots? Perhaps hickory?
Greg Martin wrote:Hmmm....that's not dried up mistletoe coming out of pine by any chance?
greg mosser wrote:poison ivy or one of its rhus brethren?
Heather Sharpe wrote:This is a great mystery, love it!
Is it wintercreeper/euonymus?
greg mosser wrote:so, to be clear, is the hairiness isn’t damaged bark, but a natural feature of the plant while it’s growing?
Heather Sharpe wrote:English Ivy?
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:Ding, ding, ding!! You guessed it! Well done and apples for you, Heather!!
I did not know that English ivy, common ivy vines could get this massive. These are the vines that were strangling a majestic Douglas fir tree in the wooded part of the property where I live. Some are/were even thicker than this!
Who knew there could be such a thing as ivy wood to burn for heat?!
Now I wonder if anyone else has a picture for a brain teaser.
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:Meaningless Drivel is where the games are at!
I have a new one, which admittedly I would suck at playing but I think a lot of permies would excel at.
Here's a picture of something I pathetically hacked up with a pruning saw for miniature firewood. It's not seasoned yet, but I brought it in to dry by my woodstove.
Can you guess what this is?
Apples for correct guesses after at least a few folks have given it a try.
Marty Mac wrote:Jordan,
Hedge apple aka. Osage orange aka. Bodark aka. Maclura pomifera?
Marty Mac wrote:Hmmm?
Creamy white berry with those grain characteristics makes me think Hackberry.
What finish have you applied?
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:Ooh, that looks like a good one, for the game, John!
Random guess only because I've seen people cut it to the ground before: buddlea davidii (sp?) or butterfly bush?
Edited to add: do you mean central/east N. America? (On my phone which doesn't show location.)
greg mosser wrote:a ‘cedar’ of some kind is my guess, whether botanically a true cedar or something that’s just referred to as such.