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Converse Basin
[May 21, 1907]

a canyon. Saw a shoot built up in this way by cribbing Sugar Pine and Yellow Pine logs. The free use of timber in this way is lavish. They never think of pulling this timber out and using it afterwards. For shoots White Fir is employed mainly as it is inferior timber.

The reproduction throughout the milled district is good as it relates to Incense Cedar, Yellow Pine and White Fir. Noticed only 2 places where Big Tree was reproducing and saw only about 5 to 8 seedlings in each place.

The Boole Tree is 109 ft. 8 in. around toes on slanting ground. It is 77 ft. around at 10 ft. (5 ft. above ground on upper side and 15 ft. above ground on lower side. It
[Converse Basin]
May 21, 1907

is a strikingly picturesque tree standing out against the gorge of King's River and the high snowcapped mountains behind.

The Flume-train man says: Apple Pine is very fragrant. It looks a good deal like Sugar Pine and is hard to tell from Sugar Pine at times. Sugar Pine is a hard wood to handle. It must be sticked up so that the air can get to it as soon as it is brought in. If not it is very sure to sweat and discolor as you see there. That is spoiled for any purpose except painted stuff. They ship out a good deal Incense Cedar now. Use it for boating stuff because it does not rot. Hard to get good clear
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