Sculpture! I entombed in abt 200 acres of pines appreciate all cedars I find.
I've read the title and original post about four of five times and still have no idea what this thread is about.
He claims that he is surrounded by 200 acres of pine trees and is looking for some cedar trees to sculpture with....
I appreciate dragonflydee's post, heck I appreciate all posts here. This forum has slowed down to a crawl, we're don't have the option of being persnickety. :)
Persnickety???? Personally, I don't see too much of that here. Most of the time, I think we get it about right here in this forum. But, occasionally, I'll see something that I just don't understand, and the original post in this thread is one of those times. I still don't know if dragonflydee is just expressing his/her appreciation for cedars, wanting someone to send cedar wood, or if it's something completely unrelated. I guess tiny butterflies could be carved from cedar, but I may be way out on a limb with that guess.
Here's a pic of a cedar cone, to keep the thread going
Something just dawned on me, I reckon that Resin never smelled the aromatic Juniperus virginiana after it was cut into lumber. Am I right?
The Old World Cedars might be great for building temples, but what does their wood smell like?
"The Old World Cedars might be great for building temples, but what does their wood smell like?"
Heavenly. No surprise they were used for temples. Also looks very nice, too.
This post was edited by pineresin on Sun, Mar 10, 13 at 21:11
Supposedly the resin/oils were used by the ancient Egyptians during embalming process.
From Wikepedia : "The inner wood is aromatic and used to make incense. Inner wood is distilled into essential oil. As insects avoid this tree, the essential oil is used as insect repellent on the feet of horses, cattle and camels. It also has anti-fungal properties and has some potential for control of fungal deterioration of spices during storage. The outer bark and stem are astringent."
"Due to its anti fungal and insect repellent properties rooms made of Deodar wood are used to store meat and food grains like oats and wheat in Shimla, Kullu and Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. In Himachal people suffering from Asthma or other respiratory problems are advised to sit under a Deodar tree early in the morning."