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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 05:41 am:

There are a lot of these trees with the distinctive upturned branches in the Copper Country, like the ones in the John E. Christiansen Wildlife Sanctury seen eight years ago on the Pasty Cam. Anybody know the name of these?

By Smfwixom (Trollperson) on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 05:43 am:

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By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 05:51 am:

Looks like a version of the poplar to me. Just a guess tho.I've never heard of this place. Where is it? Oh yes...good morning all :>)

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 05:51 am:

Earlybird Trollperson on "Hump Day"! Good morning all! Here comes more rain.

By john mich (Johnofmi) on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 06:02 am:

I think they are Lombardi Poplar, see:

and of course

By Theresa R Brunk (Trb0013) on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 06:55 am:

I agree with John of Mich. They are Lombard Poplars. My parents had planted a complete row of them along the south border of their property in the Sault when I was a young adult. I watched them grow over the next 25 years to a magnificent height of 30'-35'. I was truly saddened when the people who purchased the old homestead cut them down when they moved in, after my mothers death in 1994. Their gentle swaying in the wind was very peaceful to view across the yard.

By Donald R. Elzinga (Donagain) on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 07:19 am:

Peter White brought the first Lombardi Poplars to Marquette and planted them along Lakeshore BLvd. to PresqueIsle way back in the 1800s. Most have died from age and fungus and those that have sprouted since are dying too.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 07:25 am:

Good morning last night my huge oak, the largest and the oldest in this area lost a branch. Woke us up when it fell. Real downer that this great tree is having stress caused by the drought. Now I have to find someone to clean up and to trim this mighty three hundred year old tree.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 07:25 am:

Good morning all! The strangest thing happened to me yesterday while at work. One of the fellows I work with and another fellow came over to me and asked me why I was only 2nd. The only thing I could think of was pasty since my post was right after Charlie's but I didn't know why they'd know about that. Anyway, I questioned them and sure enough. The man who was at our bank owns property in Marquette and apparently visits the site and so the fellow I work with introduced us. Small world. They told me I'm going to have to get up earlier so I can be first. I guess they don't understand about waiting for Charlie. LOL Anyway, small world. They both said they'd visit more often now.

By Jeremy (Jst) on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 07:40 am:

I posted this on Monday 20th Cam Notes. Does anyone know what it is? It is east of Copper Harbor on the way to Keweenaw Point.

Mary says: I posted a "guess" as to what it might be back on the original page you posted the photo on: Aug. 20, 2007

By JH (Thumbgardener) on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 08:14 am:

Deb, that is funny. Looks like you have a couple fans cheering you on.

I hope everything goes well with you son when he has the catheterization next month.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 08:24 am:

Good Morning, we are going to have 90% humidity today in the Ann Arbor area! I am going to get the office dehumidifier cranking now.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 08:26 am:

Yeah, it amazes and surprises me how all of us seem to stick together and stand up for one another on this site. It's great!

Thanks, Judy! I appreciate you thinking about my son. I pray all goes well. He got all the classes he wanted for college and he starts the day of the catheterization, so I'm really hoping he just needs to have a balloon inflated and can go right back to school. If it's anything else, he may as well miss the semester. He said missing the first couple of days will be okay. And all of his classes are on the same 2 days. That will really help with the cost of gas.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 08:34 am:

Good Morning, Everyone! My goodness many of you are up very early this morning.The radar shows that we have a huge rainstorm moving eastward, just about to dump on most of us in the eastern part of Troll land. I just heard about the flooding in Wisconsin from the remnants of Tropical Storm Erin. We need rain, but not that much.

Deb, my prayers continue to be with your son & Mr Deb.

Thumbgardner, how is your husband doing? Mikie, how are you and Precious doing? I can't imagine having to go to work with a broken neck with a collar on it!

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 08:57 am:

Precious is a trooper, I pick her up at three thirty after having to get up at the ungodly early seven in the morning to drop her off. I am not an early riser. I was for forty years no longer will I get up and watch the sun rise. Precious has had to curtail some of her activities such as guitar playing and singing at funerals for our church. Last night she signed up and rehersed for a new choir that will be singing at the Cathederal in Detroit. Bad part is I have to drive her to and from the church, lucky to have a tv in the car to watch, no cable though the wire would have to be to long.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 09:23 am:

Mikie, I hope it's not too far for you to drive. Remember your limits as set down by the doctor. Good for Precious. She must be anxious to get back to normal.

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 05:36 pm:

I would say Lombardy (spelling?) Poplar also. These were real big sellers with all the nurserys, particularly the mail order ones 20 to 40 years ago. They are still available. These trees were inexpensive, easy to grow, grow fast, can stand the harshest of conditions. Are great as a natural border, wind break. Good to be planted in very difficult soil conditions.
Some people consider them "weed trees". I think any tree that is green and can grow is cool no matter what!

By jefflarae (Jefflarae) on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 05:44 pm:

The actual common name of these trees are Lombardi Populars....Populus deltoides, var. nigra (sorry about the spelling...its been a few years since my last forestry class)

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 05:48 pm:

Deb, you and SMF, keep going ladies, Lord knows you two get U.P. before most of us, keep gettin those "early birds"!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 07:14 pm:

Believe me Unclechuck, if I didn't have to get up for work I sure wouldn't be sitting at my computer. But I like to read the e-mails that come in the night before and start my day off with a terrific picture from the UP. Nice way to start the day.

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 07:28 pm:

Deb, I couldn't agree with you more, we need a nice pic of Lake Medora or her islands! Hint Hint, Mary.

Mary says: Ask and you shall's this Uncle Chuck?

Lake Medora Islands
From the Archives: 2003.

Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 10:39 pm:

Mary, you are one superwoman!!! Thanks! That's a great picture.

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 11:17 pm:

Mary, you're not only superwoman, but also wonderwoman as well!!!!!! THANKS! I spent many a night on that island camping with my cousins when we were boys, great memories, the stories we could tell, now that Im 49, I don't think I can get in trouble any more, thanks again.

It's now my background on my laptop.


By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Thursday, August 23, 2007 - 05:16 am:

All right this is my strategy, I am up and ready to beat Deb for the early bird. Now if I can only stay awake I should be able to be first. Spelling is not good this morning too early.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Thursday, August 23, 2007 - 05:36 am:

Dozed off but Jimmie the fat white cat nibbled at my toes to wake me up. He wants to get the early bird also, he doesn't undestand it is just an award, he is looking for breakfast.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Thursday, August 23, 2007 - 05:45 am:

It is starting to rain and lighting I guess I will lose since I have to shut down the computer. Boy is Jimmie the fat white cat ever bummed out. He was hoping it would be a nice fat robin. He has to stay inside all the time but he looks out the window and sees the birds and the chipmonks and knows in his heart that they would taste good.

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