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I think these two trees have to be the largest on Samui !

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Got close up but not to personal! (sun sort of in the wrong place, but waht can you do! )

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The height of the trees would give you some indication of how high the original canopy was before it was harvested for timber or just cleared. I have seen magnificent trees in lower Issan the same with everything cleared around them for farming. Imagine how wonderful Thailand ,and all over surrounding SE Asia would have been 1000 or 10,000 more years ago .

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I think these two trees have to be the largest on Samui !

Got close up but not to personal! (sun sort of in the wrong place, but waht can you do! )

The height of the trees would give you some indication of how high the original canopy was before it was harvested for timber or just cleared. I have seen magnificent trees in lower Issan the same with everything cleared around them for farming. Imagine how wonderful Thailand ,and all over surrounding SE Asia would have been 1000 or 10,000 more years ago .

That is the sad story of Vancouver Island where I live. Logging companies were allowed to strip the island forests bare and sell the trees in log form to the USA or Asia. They were supposed to maintain a viable forest industry forever but didn't. Now the logging companies are mostly all gone and the land was given free of charge to real estate companies. Vancouver Island is 450 km long and 100 km wide, and bigger than some countries.

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I think these two trees have to be the largest on Samui !

Got close up but not to personal! (sun sort of in the wrong place, but waht can you do! )

The height of the trees would give you some indication of how high the original canopy was before it was harvested for timber or just cleared. I have seen magnificent trees in lower Issan the same with everything cleared around them for farming. Imagine how wonderful Thailand ,and all over surrounding SE Asia would have been 1000 or 10,000 more years ago .

That is the sad story of Vancouver Island where I live. Logging companies were allowed to strip the island forests bare and sell the trees in log form to the USA or Asia. They were supposed to maintain a viable forest industry forever but didn't. Now the logging companies are mostly all gone and the land was given free of charge to real estate companies. Vancouver Island is 450 km long and 100 km wide, and bigger than some countries.

Yeah sadly so, V I was my old stomping grounds too.... but much clearing hidden out of sight by the masses, unless they used the logging roads, which I did frequently... Sombrio beach, Port Renfrew, Fairy Lake, Lizard lake, through to CowChicken Lake and even out to Tofino on the "back roads" !

As for Xen's comment not just Asia! sad.png

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This is a lovely big maple tree near where I live in Canada. This is spring-summer foliage but turns brilliant yellow in October (our autumn)

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I noticed something in the forested rural areas that the farmers would girdle the trees to kill them long before they would cut them down for building purposes. I suspect the trees are teak. Maybe it is a method of drying the wood before cutting into lumber.

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I noticed something in the forested rural areas that the farmers would girdle the trees to kill them long before they would cut them down for building purposes. I suspect the trees are teak. Maybe it is a method of drying the wood before cutting into lumber.

Looks more like a Beaver attack to me! whistling.gif biggrin.pngtongue.png

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I noticed something in the forested rural areas that the farmers would girdle the trees to kill them long before they would cut them down for building purposes. I suspect the trees are teak. Maybe it is a method of drying the wood before cutting into lumber.

Interesting observation, there Mr. Renesmile.png

Kao Koh 2013

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Drying the wood

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