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Re: nothing magic about lightning

Chuck Jones - West TN
I read an article several years ago about poplar and pollution. A research project had determined that poplar has an unusually strong tendency to suck up minerals from the soil. Good minerals or bad ones. A very large project had been funded and was under way to plant a huge number of poplar trees at a toxic site in California. There was much discussion of the color streaks the minerals cause in the wood. I don't remember where I read the article. Might have been in Sawmill & Woodlot magazine.

Some of you probably remember 6-8 years ago a member of the Tennessee club sawed a huge poplar tree with some unbelievable reddish, purple, and blue color. I can't recall the fellow's name at the moment.

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