Thursday, January 18, 2007

Albino redwood cedar tree

These photos are of a redwood tree in the California redwood forest. The exact location is a secret as we came upon this tree by fluke. We were asked and promised not to disclose the location as people have taken cuttings from this tree. The tree is incapable of photosynthesis and feeds off a host tree for nutrients, explaining the pure white needles. (The second photo shows the host with the mutant redwood.) There are few trees of this type in existence in the redwood family. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Death to trees and teddy bears.wmv

Feller buncher working in BC

Monday, November 28, 2005

I wonder if Woodmizer settled the suit filed in the 90's


Three-year-old plaintiff Lorena Davis was injured when she wandered off her grandparents’ porch to a portable sawmill and put her hand in the sprocket gear of the sawmill. Through her guardian ad litem, plaintiff brought suit against Wood-Mizer Products, Inc., the manufacturer of the sawmill, for defective design, and against her grandparents, Glenn H. and Dorothie Davis, for negligent supervision. These defendants filed cross-complaints for indemnity against each other. Before trial, the grandparents’ homeowners’ insurance carrier settled with plaintiff for $300,000 and assignment of the cross-complaint for indemnity against Wood-Mizer. The jury found for plaintiff and awarded damages of $420,100. It apportioned liability 99 percent to Wood-Mizer and 1 percent to Dorothie Davis. The court entered judgment of $415,899 against Wood-Mizer (99 percent of $420,100).

Anyone head about this?