Can you help identify what type of trees this bark is from?

Can you help identify what type of trees this bark is from?

Postby thehillscreat » Feb 10th, 2019, 12:09 am

Hi everyone,
Can you help identify what trees this bark is from? We are between Kamloops and Vernon if that helps.

Thanks!
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Re: Can you help identify what type of trees this bark is fr

Postby TreeGuy » Feb 10th, 2019, 7:45 am

From just those pics my first guess is Douglas Fir.
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Re: Can you help identify what type of trees this bark is fr

Postby Bsuds » Feb 10th, 2019, 8:37 am

I'm no expert but my first thought was Pine Beetle damage.
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Re: Can you help identify what type of trees this bark is fr

Postby NachoManRandySalad » Feb 10th, 2019, 12:13 pm

Agree with TreeGuy, looks like Douglas Fir. Falkland/Westwold/Monte area is very heavy to Douglas Fir. Fir Beetle has been spreading quickly around these parts. Heading East from Vernon, from Hwy6, you can see the spread of Fir Beetle on the south slope behind Brewer Rd.

Early detection and extraction is the only method. Down they come!

Tree #2 looks like it could be Spruce. Are you at any sort of elevation?
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Re: Can you help identify what type of trees this bark is fr

Postby thehillscreat » Feb 10th, 2019, 1:04 pm

Hi there. We are over 900 meters above sea level.
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Re: Can you help identify what type of trees this bark is fr

Postby TreeGuy » Feb 10th, 2019, 1:08 pm

To me it looks the pics are the same species. The deep furrowed bark is just older than the smoother one.

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Re: Can you help identify what type of trees this bark is fr

Postby Gixxer » Feb 10th, 2019, 9:44 pm

NachoManRandySalad wrote:Agree with TreeGuy, looks like Douglas Fir. Falkland/Westwold/Monte area is very heavy to Douglas Fir. Fir Beetle has been spreading quickly around these parts. Heading East from Vernon, from Hwy6, you can see the spread of Fir Beetle on the south slope behind Brewer Rd.

Early detection and extraction is the only method. Down they come!

Tree #2 looks like it could be Spruce. Are you at any sort of elevation?



Fir bettle???? Now thats news to me and I drive a logging truck.

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Re: Can you help identify what type of trees this bark is fr

Postby NachoManRandySalad » Feb 10th, 2019, 10:39 pm

Gixxer wrote:
NachoManRandySalad wrote:Agree with TreeGuy, looks like Douglas Fir. Falkland/Westwold/Monte area is very heavy to Douglas Fir. Fir Beetle has been spreading quickly around these parts. Heading East from Vernon, from Hwy6, you can see the spread of Fir Beetle on the south slope behind Brewer Rd.

Early detection and extraction is the only method. Down they come!

Tree #2 looks like it could be Spruce. Are you at any sort of elevation?



Fir bettle???? Now thats news to me and I drive a logging truck.


Glad to hear you're paying more attention to the road, and not to the hill side. Fir Beetle is not yet as noticeable as the Mountain Pine Beetle, but left alone, it'll have the same effect.

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/farming-natural-resources-and-industry/forestry/forest-health/distribution_of_douglas-fir_beetle_in_bc.pdf
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Re: Can you help identify what type of trees this bark is fr

Postby dontrump » Feb 11th, 2019, 12:27 pm

Never herd of seen or know of any location in BC that has "FIR Beetle "

there is some spruce damages
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Re: Can you help identify what type of trees this bark is fr

Postby Silverstarqueen » Feb 11th, 2019, 12:45 pm

Fir beetles are on track to do the same thing to firs as the pine beetle did to pine, it's just several years behind in the process. So no many conifers will be left after both beetles have done their thing with our forests.
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Re: Can you help identify what type of trees this bark is fr

Postby dontrump » Feb 11th, 2019, 1:54 pm

Silverstarqueen wrote:Fir beetles are on track to do the same thing to firs as the pine beetle did to pine, it's just several years behind in the process. So no many conifers will be left after both beetles have done their thing with our forests.



not true as the fir beetle nests/attacks downed trees unlike the pine beetle attacked standing growth trees
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Re: Can you help identify what type of trees this bark is fr

Postby Gixxer » Feb 11th, 2019, 2:25 pm

Im sitting beside a big deck of fresh cut fir here in the bush and I would say thats fir in the pics.
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Re: Can you help identify what type of trees this bark is fr

Postby Bsuds » Feb 11th, 2019, 2:30 pm

dontrump wrote:Never herd of seen or know of any location in BC that has "FIR Beetle "

there is some spruce damages


Apparently it's more common than some of us knew.

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/indu ... fir-beetle
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Re: Can you help identify what type of trees this bark is fr

Postby NachoManRandySalad » Feb 11th, 2019, 3:19 pm

dontrump wrote:Never herd of seen or know of any location in BC that has "FIR Beetle "

there is some spruce damages


Unlike your handle, the media has not ran with the Fir Beetle epidemic yet.

My son is in the business, and works for one of the larger Forestry contractors in the Interior. He's mentioned that they're going to be specifically targeting the Fir Beetle kill in our area, with heavy presence on the Monte Lake & King Eddy/Aberdeen plateau.

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Re: Can you help identify what type of trees this bark is fr

Postby Silverstarqueen » Feb 11th, 2019, 3:48 pm

Silverstarqueen wrote:Fir beetles are on track to do the same thing to firs as the pine beetle did to pine, it's just several years behind in the process. So no many conifers will be left after both beetles have done their thing with our forests.


dontrump wrote:not true as the fir beetle nests/attacks downed trees unlike the pine beetle attacked standing growth trees


and you've never heard of any location in b.c. that has FIR beetles.

Forestry apparently disagrees with your comment, but what do they know.

"The beetle usually attacks weakened trees (e.g., drought or wildfire damage) or trees blown down by windstorms. When it attacks healthy trees, it targets the largest and oldest first —"
and "Destroys: Douglas firs — mainly felled, damaged and drought-stressed, but also mature living trees"

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/indu ... fir-beetle
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