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

Carla & Dave Hicks carla_dave_hicks at verizon.net
Fri Jul 9 10:57:10 CDT 2010


I will admit the Striped Maple are a nice yellow in the fall.  However, my 
"cathedral" trees (before the woolly adelgid destroyed nearly all of them 
along the AT) were the towering Hemlocks.

Somehow the short spindly Striped Maple never brought the image of "cathedral" 
to my mind.  Maybe I had too much of a bathroom fixation.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jan Lite" <liteshoe at gmail.com>
To: <carla_dave_hicks at verizon.net>; "at-l" <at-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2010 10:58 PM
Subject: Striped maple, was Re: [at-l] teepee

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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