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Smoky Mountain Tree Hugger 1996
Some tree huggin' dirty hiker near Ramsey Cascade,Smoky Mountain National Park, hugging a big Tulip Tree.
Notice the way-cool pigtails and cheesey "Moab - Utah!" ballcap. Sheesh. She probably thought she was cool.
Thanksgiving 1996

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BobSmithGreat tree!

BobSmith

Voted 10/10

I never get tired of finding those old giant poplars throughout the park!
Posted Feb 16, 2010 11:28 am

Sarah SimonRe: Great tree!

Sarah Simon

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Bob,

I simply adore this part of the country (Southern Appalacians) and can't wait to get back for a visit! The big trees are just one of many things that make this area special.

Cheers,

Sarah
Posted Feb 17, 2010 10:18 am

BobSmithRe: Great tree!

BobSmith

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If you haven't been in a while, you'll be horrified to find that all of the old growth hemlocks are dead. They did manage to save a few small patches by treating them with insecticide, but for the most part the entire hemlock ecosystem is gone from the park.
Posted Feb 17, 2010 10:38 am

Sarah SimonRe: Great tree!

Sarah Simon

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Bob,

That's really a sad story - I'm sorry to hear that. I was a real tree nerd as a kid - running through the woods with my little field guide to North American trees, etc., trying to ID trees/species. It's sad to think about the demise of these giants.

Sarah
Posted Feb 18, 2010 9:44 am

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Sarah SimonSubmitted by Sarah Simon
on Feb 5, 2010 4:46 pm

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Object Title: Smoky Mountain Tree Hugger 1996

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