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History Record for biggest tree in the trunk.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ebbsspeed, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. Ebbsspeed
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    Saw this one along the Kansas River today.
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  2. Ya gotta put that pic on the sitting and rotting thread. :)
     
  3. Ebbsspeed
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    1454289653564.jpg Buses too.
     
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  4. partsdawg
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    Bus looks cool.
     
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  5. oldolds
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    Hard to believe that car could have been there long enough for a tree that big to grow out of the trunk. I would guess a tree that size would take 50-80 years to grow that big. (not knowing what kind of tree it is, Using Pennsylvania trees as a guide) That car was less that 10 years old when it landed there.
     
  6. rusty rocket
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    It probably grew quick because it was/is in a river plane with lots of water to feed it.
     
  7. Stogy
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    Anything at the treetops...hubcaps, bumpers, watch your heed...Thats amazing.
     
  8. Blakmerk
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    You sure that's not a bean-stalk?
     
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  9. xpletiv
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    Need more pics of that bus, it looks to be in fairly decent shape, no?
     
  10. R35J1S
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    I would love to have that bus and it's not far from me. Is it on private property or on the river bank?
     
  11. From the looks of the bark in both photos it appears they are Cottonwood trees,they are the fastest growing trees in North America and a young tree can grow as much as 6 foot each and a mature tree can be 100 ft tall. HRP

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  12. Mr48chev
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    Cheaper shore build up and erosion protection than rocks when they were dumped/placed there.
     
  13. Old cars with trees growing through them are cool.
    Here's a couple from the interweb.
    Not the biggest, but give em time. :D

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  14. I got a little one grown through my Model A. HRP

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  15. bchctybob
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    Somebody go get that beautiful bus.....
     
  16. Ebbsspeed
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    There are close to two dozen buses along about a half mile stretch of the riverbank. Some of them were aluminum skinned, and have had most of the aluminum hacked off of them. Also one old fuel tanker, and a couple more cars. They're all really rusted on the ends that are lowest on the bank. I suppose you could make a "short" bus out of a couple of them. There is one car that is upside down that I may try to pull the rear axle out of, looks to be a 9.3 inch Olds/Pontiac. Just in case its got a limited slip in it.
     
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  17. R35J1S
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    Would you share the location? I like to do photography and I would love e to go shoot some pics of that stuff.

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  18. Ebbsspeed
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    West side of Kansas City, South of Bonner Springs. Kaw River Buses.jpg
     
  19. cshades
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    That bus looks like the one I have in my yard. If it has the Flxible emblem still on the front you should grab it. I understand they are worth some money.
     

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  20. Ebbsspeed
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    They are pretty well stripped of anything that can be removed. Three or four of the buses look like the one you posted, with the slanted windows and that curved grille on the door behind the rear wheel.
     
  21. HUSSEY
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    Do you think they were dumped there or washed there in some big flood?
     
  22. Oldb
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    It was common practice to put car bodies etc along river banks to reduce erosion, sometimes cabled together. Has not been allowed for several decades.
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