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Have you ever looked for a cache that seemed to be located on a tree.

And you went crazy pulling every loose piece of bark off of it.

Leaving bark chips strewn all around it's base.

Poor trees.

What must they feel, being stripped of their protection from the elements.

Maybe we are urban Bears looking to satisfy our need to locate a cache.

We are just compelled to do it.

We can't stop.

Just like the Bear that's leaving it's mark or looking for food.

Peace!

 

Question?

 

Is it right to debark a tree? :)

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Nevermind I changed my mind.

 

NO WAY! :)

 

By the way...bears act on instinct. I doubt you're debarking a tree to sharpen claws or search for grubs. Use common sense. Every GPSr has a +/- error so maybe the cache is hidden somewhere else. The guidelines dictate that you can't use anything "pointy" to hide a cache so why in the world would anyone (you) strip a tree of it's bark to find a cache?

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I have never felt the urge (or need) to tear the bark off a living tree to search for a geocache --or indeed for any other reason.

 

I have had reason to have to debark cut trees before-- It was extremely hard to remove the bark, but it had to be done--We were building life-size models of wigwams and that native American group always debarked their frame.

 

Are you guys sure you aren't seeing fungus problems or insect infestations? Why would anyone take the bark off a tree for a cache?

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Have you ever looked for a cache that seemed to be located on a tree.

And you went crazy pulling every loose piece of bark off of it.

Leaving bark chips strewn all around it's base.

Poor trees.

What must they feel, being stripped of their protection from the elements.

Maybe we are urban Bears looking to satisfy our need to locate a cache.

We are just compelled to do it.

We can't stop.

Just like the Bear that's leaving it's mark or looking for food.

Peace!

 

Question?

 

Is it right to debark a tree? :)

 

One of the more disingenuous posts I have ever run across.

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I have searched trees before. I have stuck my fingers in the knot holes and have gently run my fingers along the bark but I have never had the urge to pull the bark off. If I can't find it by just feeling around I move on, it's not that important for me to find every cache.

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Have you ever looked for a cache that seemed to be located on a tree.

And you went crazy pulling every loose piece of bark off of it.

Leaving bark chips strewn all around it's base.

Poor trees.

What must they feel, being stripped of their protection from the elements.

Maybe we are urban Bears looking to satisfy our need to locate a cache.

We are just compelled to do it.

We can't stop.

Just like the Bear that's leaving it's mark or looking for food.

Peace!

 

Question?

 

Is it right to debark a tree? :)

 

One of the more disingenuous posts I have ever run across.

 

Adj. 1. disingenuous - not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness

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Have you ever looked for a cache that seemed to be located on a tree.

And you went crazy pulling every loose piece of bark off of it.

Leaving bark chips strewn all around it's base.

Poor trees.

What must they feel, being stripped of their protection from the elements.

Maybe we are urban Bears looking to satisfy our need to locate a cache.

We are just compelled to do it.

We can't stop.

Just like the Bear that's leaving it's mark or looking for food.

Peace!

 

Question?

 

Is it right to debark a tree? :)

 

One of the more disingenuous posts I have ever run across.

 

Adj. 1. disingenuous - not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness

 

Pretty much dead on huh? Waiting for you resurrect the phone book discussion any moment.

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I took my sister's stupid dog with me caching. The cache was supposed to be located in a tree (but the cache had new coordinates and I didn't know that at the time) so I carefuly pulled back some loose bark at the base of the tree , being careful not to hurt the tree, to see if the cache was there. Stupid dog thought that pulling on bark looked like fun and grabbed and ripped the bark to shreds and proceeded tearing away at the bark. Always felt a little bad about that.

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Have you ever looked for a cache that seemed to be located on a tree.

And you went crazy pulling every loose piece of bark off of it.

Leaving bark chips strewn all around it's base.

Poor trees.

What must they feel, being stripped of their protection from the elements.

Maybe we are urban Bears looking to satisfy our need to locate a cache.

We are just compelled to do it.

We can't stop.

Just like the Bear that's leaving it's mark or looking for food.

Peace!

 

Question?

 

Is it right to debark a tree? :)

 

Trees don't have feelings but you shouldn't be stripping them clean anyways.

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Have you ever looked for a cache that seemed to be located on the ground.

And you went crazy digging and diggng.

Leaving piles of dirt all over the area.

Poor ground.

What must it feel, having huge craters dug all over it.

Maybe we are urban squirrels looking to satisfy our need to locate a cache.

We are just compelled to do it.

We can't stop.

Just like the squirrel that's looking for his burried acorn.

Peace!

 

Question?

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Have you ever looked for a cache that seemed to be located on the ground.

And you went crazy digging and diggng.

Leaving piles of dirt all over the area.

Poor ground.

What must it feel, having huge craters dug all over it.

Maybe we are urban squirrels looking to satisfy our need to locate a cache.

We are just compelled to do it.

We can't stop.

Just like the squirrel that's looking for his burried acorn.

Peace!

 

Question?

 

That would be DeNuts (Dees Nuts) :):D:)

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Stupid trees killed Sonny Bono.

Yeah, but in the long run, did we really lose anything? :D:)

 

Back on topic:

Sure! Why not? Hack 'em down with chainsaws! Light 'em on fire! Trample the saplings! Spray 'em with poisons!

Death to the Trees!!! :)

 

And when your done if you see anything left that would make a good hiking staff, please send them to me.

 

Thanks!

El Diablo

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Stupid trees killed Sonny Bono.

Yeah, but in the long run, did we really lose anything? :D:)

 

Back on topic:

Sure! Why not? Hack 'em down with chainsaws! Light 'em on fire! Trample the saplings! Spray 'em with poisons!

Death to the Trees!!! :)

 

And when your done if you see anything left that would make a good hiking staff, please send them to me.

 

Thanks!

El Diablo

Yes, please do--send him so much that he'll make hiking staffs for lots of people just to get out from under some of that wood. Me first!

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First they came for the oaks and I did not speak out because I was not an oak.

 

Then the came for the maples and I did not speak out because I was not a maple.

 

Then they came for the spruce and I did not speak out because I was not a spruce.

 

Then they came for me, but trees can't talk so my silence really made no difference.

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There is unrest in the forest

There is trouble with the trees

For the maples want more sunlight

And the oaks ignore their pleas

 

The trouble with the maples

(and theyre quite convinced theyre right)

They say the oaks are just too lofty

And they grab up all the light

But the oaks cant help their feelings

If they like the way theyre made

And they wonder why the maples

Cant be happy in their shade?

 

There is trouble in the forest

And the creatures all have fled

As the maples scream `oppression!`

And the oaks, just shake their heads

 

So the maples formed a union

And demanded equal rights

the oaks are just too greedy

We will make them give us light

Now theres no more oak oppression

For they passed a noble law

And the trees are all kept equal

By hatchet,

Axe,

And saw ...

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There is unrest in the forest

There is trouble with the trees

For the maples want more sunlight

And the oaks ignore their pleas

 

The trouble with the maples

(and theyre quite convinced theyre right)

They say the oaks are just too lofty

And they grab up all the light

But the oaks cant help their feelings

If they like the way theyre made

And they wonder why the maples

Cant be happy in their shade?

 

There is trouble in the forest

And the creatures all have fled

As the maples scream `oppression!`

And the oaks, just shake their heads

 

So the maples formed a union

And demanded equal rights

the oaks are just too greedy

We will make them give us light

Now theres no more oak oppression

For they passed a noble law

And the trees are all kept equal

By hatchet,

Axe,

And saw ...

 

Oaks make lousy hiking staffs, their just too heavy. Maple on the other hand....

 

El Diablo

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There is unrest in the forest

There is trouble with the trees

For the maples want more sunlight

And the oaks ignore their pleas

 

The trouble with the maples

(and theyre quite convinced theyre right)

They say the oaks are just too lofty

And they grab up all the light

But the oaks cant help their feelings

If they like the way theyre made

And they wonder why the maples

Cant be happy in their shade?

 

There is trouble in the forest

And the creatures all have fled

As the maples scream `oppression!`

And the oaks, just shake their heads

 

So the maples formed a union

And demanded equal rights

the oaks are just too greedy

We will make them give us light

Now theres no more oak oppression

For they passed a noble law

And the trees are all kept equal

By hatchet,

Axe,

And saw ...

 

Oaks make lousy hiking staffs, their just too heavy. Maple on the other hand....

 

El Diablo

What about walnut or cherry? Are they too heavy as well? :rolleyes:

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<_<

 

Oh, goodness. We've degraded from debarking trees, to eating cherries. B)

 

Hey, when Team GPSaxaphone visited us, we took him out caching for the afternoon, and then ended up having him pick cherries for his fam, in my husband's aunt's cherry orchard. B)

 

saxycherries-1-1.jpg

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I have searched trees before. I have stuck my fingers in the knot holes and have gently run my fingers along the bark

I certainly hoped you asked for permission, or at least bought the tree a drink first. B)

 

I've never tried Walnut, but Cherry is good.

I'll keep that in mind. We've got lots of cherry trees around here. Our area produces the most cherries in the world. B)

B):DB)

 

Umm this is supposed to be a family friendly forum. Don't make me reach for that report button.... <_<

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