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Sunday 27 May 2012

We found this tree...

Don't know what it is, could be some type of cypress or maybe thuja but nonetheless whatever it is it is surprisingly useful

This is it's leaves

This is it's trunk

This is what we can do with it,
We scraped the inner bark

 and it took a spark from a ferro rod

we blew it to flame with a flint and steel

and we made cordage from the inner fibres

The branches were nice and long and would make an easy shelter, the leaves were nice and soft and would make a great bed! We were very impressed at just how useful this tree was!


  1. Looks like some kind of cedar...
    If I'm right you can split the wood nicely too, used to make canoes in Canada.

    1. You could be right,thanks for the input.

  2. My guess would be Cedar as well

    1. I thought that too, but it lacked the strong aromatic smell that cedar has,but then maybe some cedars don't have that scent.Thanks.