Sighting A Straight Line

Introduction I would say sighting a straight line is a common practice used by builders and joiners to determine if a piece of timber is straight or bowed. It can be used to test any length of timber, but long pieces in particular. The practice requires no tools, just eyesight with a good depth of… Continue reading Sighting A Straight Line

Can Trees Be Transferred To Other Formers?

Introduction At the end of my article entitled: Are Trees Ectoparasites That Grow On Wood? I asked this question: Can Trees Be Transferred To Other Formers?That article discusses how trees may or may not be parasites that grow on wood. Once a tree is established it is effectively a living entity growing on a wooden… Continue reading Can Trees Be Transferred To Other Formers?

Are Trees Parasites That Grow On Wood?

Linden Tree Viewed From The Front.

Introduction I have asked myself for some time, “Are trees parasites that grow on wood? i.e. ectoparasites.” (An ectoparasite lives on the outside of its host.) Mainly this is because only the outer layers of a tree are alive. The inner part of the tree – the wood or timber – is dead. It was alive… Continue reading Are Trees Parasites That Grow On Wood?