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M. D. Vaden & Trees are my Fave

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by mdvaden, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,944

    I can't even remember if I posted in this section - so why not :dancing:

    My work is trees and landscape design, but trees is basically my favorite part. Started at golf courses in the 80's, and volunteered to prune everything. Began business in the pruning niche too. Am a Certified Arborist now.

    A lot of my tree care and design seems influenced by my hobby of hiking and camping. I like time around trees and forests. That does not mean letting landscapes go wild, but noticing how trees develop in the wild as well, and applying whatever I can learn to landscaping and pruning.

    This last week, my latest outdoor tree adventure was locating and taking pics of the Stratosphere Giant - 4th tallest - ATTACHED.

    All the way down, I was looking to see what deciduous trees we covered in class lately, grew between Oregon and north California.

    Stratosphere_Pano_600 copy.jpg
  2. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,859

    Is that a pine or a maple? :laugh::laugh:...........Just kidding! Nice...Very Nice!

    KACYDS LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 559

    I thought it was a weed. :laugh::laugh::laugh:

    Really, Very awesome tree. :weightlifter:
  4. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,944

    Been so long since posting this intro, thought it worth a bump due to the number of new site registrants since .... plus ... started photography too. Adding portraits and prints as well as the pruning, etc..

    Shown below, a man who helped me measure the tallest known hemlock.

    A model out of Eureka, who prompted a name for the world's tallest maple.

    One of myself.



  5. A. W. Landscapers  Inc.

    A. W. Landscapers Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,287

    Very cool. Thanks for bumping this thread.

    As a woodworker who builds custom furniture, I see the beauty of those trees in more ways than one.
  6. peachcityhandyman

    peachcityhandyman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Hi everyone, I am new this forum. I am a landscaper and own and operate a company in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. I've always wanted to spend more time with woodworking. This thread is very inspirational.
  7. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,944

    Used to do woodworking when in school, for 6 years. Surprising that I never ended up as a professional woodworker.

    For those in the landscape or tree trade ... great profession to find and try out different wood samples.

    My once in a while thing these days is making hiking sticks from trees ore limbs I find when pruning.

    A couple more pics ...



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