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    (Oh, and I have an old growth cedar tree in my front yard, about the same size as this one...)



    It was not included in the property description (I believe it said "timbered," lol.)

    I bought the land sight-unseen, you have to because they can be sold in minutes, but what a nice surprise when I got around to visiting!

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    You have a cedar as big as that redwood? That's incredible. What a great find that property was.

    I have several incense cedars on a property but even though they are about 30 years old they are still babies compared to that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzareta View Post
    You have a cedar as big as that redwood? That's incredible. What a great find that property was.

    I have several incense cedars on a property but even though they are about 30 years old they are still babies compared to that
    It certainly did blow my mind!

    The land was purchased in 2009, the market was really brisk then, I sat there looking at that site every day, several times a day for two months to find that property.

    And yes, there was Noooooo idea of anything like that in the description, lol.

    The pine tree is also quite a specimen, biggest pine tree I ever saw, it must have six feet of girth...

    The soil has eroded four feet below the base of both trees, that's how long they have been standing there.

    Trees like the big cedar are supposed to be around 1400 years old, and are supposed to consume 700 gallons of water a day!

    @Redwood Burl mentioned getting wood from old growth cuts, there are several of those within a few miles of me and I do plan on poking around through them.

    But it was most important to me being in Western Wa., I used to check that site 5-10 times a day, so glad I pulled the trigger when I did, they were going like hot cakes and I knew it was probably the only time a poor shnook like me could buy a property like that, and for $10,000.

    No credit check, no banks, no fees, just a down payment and the monthly payment is automatic, and from start to finish I can highly recommend that company.

    Land for Sale, Lots for Sale, Since 1997 | LandCentral

    I was a little leery buying land over the internet, but it turned out very well indeed!

    I believe my neighbor in So. California had a very large incense cedar in their back yard... as I recall that tree was about 25-30 feet in diameter and must have been 100 feet tall.

    Just like this only bigger.



    Seemed like very dense, knotty, wood, more like a hardwood.

    I had some Italian Cyprus trees in a row down my old house, they are still there from what I can see on google earth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    It certainly did blow my mind!

    The land was purchased in 2009, the market was really brisk then, I sat there looking at that site every day, several times a day to find that property.

    And yes, there was Noooooo idea of anything like that in the description, lol.

    The pine tree is also quite a specimen, biggest pine tree I ever saw, it must have six feet of girth...

    The soil has eroded four feet below the base of both trees, that's how long they have been standing there.

    Trees like the big cedar are supposed to be around 1400 years old, and are supposed to consume 700 gallons of water a day!

    @Redwood Burl mentioned getting wood from old growth cuts, there are several of those within a few miles of me and I do plan on poking around through them.

    But it was most important to me being in Western Wa., I used to check that site 5-10 times a day, so glad I pulled the trigger when I did, they were going like hot cakes and I knew it was probably the only time a poor shnook like me could buy a property like that, and for $10,000.

    No credit check, no banks, no fees, just a down payment and the monthly payment is automatic, and from start to finish I can highly recommend that company.

    Land for Sale, Lots for Sale, Since 1997 | LandCentral

    I was a little leery buying land over the internet, but it turned out very well indeed!

    I believe my neighbor in So. California had a very large incense cedar in their back yard... as I recall that tree was about 25-30 feet in diameter and must have been 100 feet tall.

    Just like this only bigger.



    Seemed like very dense, knotty, wood, more like a hardwood.

    I had some Italian Cyprus trees in a row down my old house, they are still there from what I can see on google earth.

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    It's nice to hear that some of those large old growth cedars and pines are still in existence and have such a good home.
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    Hi everyone. I've been a forum dweller since 2005. I'd been an independent for most of my life, voting person rather than party. In 2004, despite a lot of .... stuff that had gone on since 2002, the GOP re-elected GW Bush. For the life of me, I couldn't understand that, so I began looking around at internet forums to see if I could understand how this could happen.

    The first forum I joined was Ann Coulter's. My, my, what a zoo that was. Anyway, over the years I joined three other Republican/conservative forums, and for a time I thought maybe I'm a libertarian. But I'm not 100 percent libertarian. I'm not 100 percent anything except American.

    I've traveled some in Mexico, Central America, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and Europe. From all my travels, I've concluded one thing without doubt. Despite all of our country's faults, and we have a long list of those, I wouldn't live anywhere else ... well, maybe Australia. It felt like the US 50 years ago. Love Aussies.

    Anyway, a good friend told me about PH, and here I am looking forward to getting the feel of this place

    Oh, and no, I never did figure out why GW was re-elected. lol
    Welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzareta View Post
    It's nice to hear that some of those large old growth cedars and pines are still in existence and have such a good home.
    In the mid-70s in Washington and Oregon, clusters of cedars, a dozen plus or minus and all 10-15+ feet in diameter were common.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzareta View Post
    It's nice to hear that some of those large old growth cedars and pines are still in existence and have such a good home.
    They are definitely the oldest trees on the hill in the neighborhood there.

    I'm going to try and put a retaining wall halfway around the pine tree, the erosion happened right at it's base, I don't believe it will fall over, but it would be a good idea.

    That forest is so close I'm hoping we become well acquainted and I'm trying to study as much as I can about wild PNW edibles and medicinal plants.

    My "big back yard."



    This guy is supposed to have lived in the Olympic Forest for 25 years...



    But he still seems to get a cheeseburger attack every so often and goes to a burger place in Forks Wa.

    (He likes to act like a crazy, wild man for the cameras and to mess with the camera guys, but he seems reasonably down to earth...)

    Now I'm not going to go that extreme, lol, but if that's legit, it does show you the forest can provide...

    'cept for the cheeseburgers of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    Yes, a few hundred feet from the start of the forest in Wa. and within a quarter mile of the beach.

    I bought it online here: Land, Property for Sale in Washington | LandCentral

    They have land in many states, more in the west than the east though it seems.

    And what a great company, they actually answer their phones in person and sent me a handwritten Christmas card every year for six years...

    Got my deed about six weeks after I paid it off.

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    You lucky devil. Look how far you have come to end up at your dream.
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