[at-l] Striped maple, was Re: teepee

Jan Lite liteshoe at gmail.com
Thu Jul 8 21:58:30 CDT 2010

LOL, Chainsaw.

Ah, but not useless!
So beautiful in fall, when it makes a golden canopy along the trail.
With sunlight pouring through it, it's akin to being in a cathedral.
My kind of church!

>Message: 5
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2010 16:47:03 -0400
From: "Carla & Dave Hicks" <carla_dave_hicks at verizon.net>
Subject: Re: [at-l] teepee

>Leaves are about the only thing I used along most of the AT, once they were
out for the summer.

>About the only thing the Acer pensylvanicum (a.k.a, Striped Maple,
Moose Maple) is any good for.  And it's every where in high elevations in
Appalachian Mountains from northern Georgia to Maine.

>Nice soft, slightly fuzz underside leaf.  Just right for the intended use.

>Why else would Got have created such an otherwise useless tree, kept it
were you can reach the leaves, and adapted it to grow along the AT, if not
hikers to use?



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