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(Philly Burbs)   Want to know what that tree is in the park? Just scan its code with your smartphone or tablet. Number three, the Larch   (phillyburbs.com) divider line 46
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2012-10-22 07:30:27 AM
Also, number one
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-10-22 09:28:26 AM
A dozen trees in Lenape Park are being fitted with codes that can be scanned with a smartphone or tablet.

In my day we had to read the words on the sign on the tree. Using our own eyes. With no mechanical aid but glasses. And if you didn't know a language that used the Roman alphabet, you were out of luck.
 
2012-10-22 09:33:43 AM
Trees on the interwebby, what'll they think of next.
 
Well I'll be damned, that American Beech just unfriended me!
 
2012-10-22 12:43:48 PM
The Larch.
 
2012-10-22 12:49:54 PM
How to avoid being seen. Part One.
 
2012-10-22 12:55:16 PM
1. Get a bunch of stickers
2. Print tree codes but make it redirect to Lemonparty.org
3. Put stickers over codes on trees.
4. ???
5. Profit
 
2012-10-22 12:58:53 PM
It's not Yews, it's Larch.com
 
2012-10-22 12:59:15 PM
The Giant Redwood. The Larch. The Fir! The mighty Scots Pine! The lofty flowering Cherry! The plucky little Apsen! The limping Roo tree of Nigeria. The towering Wattle of Aldershot! The Maidenhead Weeping Water Plant! The naughty Leicestershire Flashing Oak! The flatulent Elm of West Ruislip! The Quercus Maximus Bamber Gascoigni! The Epigillus! The Barter Hughius Greenus!
 
2012-10-22 01:01:08 PM

Saiga410: The Giant Redwood. The Larch. The Fir! The mighty Scots Pine! The lofty flowering Cherry! The plucky little Apsen! The limping Roo tree of Nigeria. The towering Wattle of Aldershot! The Maidenhead Weeping Water Plant! The naughty Leicestershire Flashing Oak! The flatulent Elm of West Ruislip! The Quercus Maximus Bamber Gascoigni! The Epigillus! The Barter Hughius Greenus!


He's a lumberjack, and he's okay.
He sleeps all night and he works all day.
 
2012-10-22 01:07:00 PM
Why use QR codes? Just print the name and let people Wikipedia it if they want to know what it is.
 
2012-10-22 01:11:39 PM
Or maybe they could umm learn to identify a species of tree by leaf and bark like the rest of us oldsters.
 
2012-10-22 01:24:57 PM

NathanAllen: Or maybe they could umm learn to identify a species of tree by leaf and bark like the rest of us oldsters.


If a teacher made that claim, they would be told to use technology as a teaching tool 'cause it makes shiat relevant and familiar to kids these days.
 
2012-10-22 01:27:22 PM
And NOW

upload.wikimedia.org

The horse chestnut.
 
2012-10-22 01:29:20 PM
edu.glogster.com
 
2012-10-22 01:36:08 PM
And now.... The Larch...
 
2012-10-22 01:48:37 PM
 
2012-10-22 01:53:33 PM
Has anyone made the same blind joke 40 times yet?
 
2012-10-22 02:01:49 PM
www.emergiblog.com

Sees what you did there.
 
2012-10-22 02:09:17 PM

kroonermanblack: Has anyone made the same blind joke 40 times yet?


What, this one:

We were lost, none of us knew where we were. Then Harry starts 'feeling around on all the trees' and he says. "I got it we on Pluto", and I say, 'Harry how can ya tell?", and he says, "From the bark, you dummies!, From the bark"
 
2012-10-22 02:18:02 PM
Dogs don't have smartphones or tablets.
 
2012-10-22 02:40:24 PM

dennysgod: kroonermanblack: Has anyone made the same blind joke 40 times yet?

What, this one:

We were lost, none of us knew where we were. Then Harry starts 'feeling around on all the trees' and he says. "I got it we on Pluto", and I say, 'Harry how can ya tell?", and he says, "From the bark, you dummies!, From the bark"


Oh no... not again.
 
2012-10-22 02:48:25 PM
For some reason, this made me think of the moon trees. I ran across the reference on some website and was shocked to learn there was one in my town. Sure enough, I went out looking and there it was with a plaque and everything. I'd walked past it dozens of times. I haven't lived there in years but I assume the tree is still around.

Here's a pic of it.

The redwood.

www.winecoastcountry.com

The redwood.
 
2012-10-22 02:54:54 PM
nudge nudge
 
2012-10-22 03:18:20 PM
wink wink say no more
 
2012-10-22 03:33:46 PM
thuja plicata
ftw

tree pronz

www.wnps.org

or, as you may be more familiar

www.naturallywood.com
 
2012-10-22 03:45:28 PM
Is there a reason why you couldn't just take a pic of a tree with your smartphone, and have it identify the species? Much like a QR code or facial recognition software?
 
2012-10-22 04:00:10 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Is there a reason why you couldn't just take a pic of a tree with your smartphone, and have it identify the species? Much like a QR code or facial recognition software?


IRL I have a hard time figuring out if one leaf is Leafy Spurge and another is Lamb's Ear.

And I was in a Botany class for a year-and-a-half.
 
2012-10-22 04:03:01 PM

Jedekai: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Is there a reason why you couldn't just take a pic of a tree with your smartphone, and have it identify the species? Much like a QR code or facial recognition software?

IRL I have a hard time figuring out if one leaf is Leafy Spurge and another is Lamb's Ear.

And I was in a Botany class for a year-and-a-half.


Good point. I refuse to use Version 1.0 Mushroom identifying software.
 
2012-10-22 04:41:02 PM

jtown: For some reason, this made me think of the moon trees. I ran across the reference on some website and was shocked to learn there was one in my town. Sure enough, I went out looking and there it was with a plaque and everything. I'd walked past it dozens of times. I haven't lived there in years but I assume the tree is still around.

Here's a pic of it.

The redwood.

[www.winecoastcountry.com image 229x300]

The redwood.


Thanks for the reference, was able to find out that the locations for 2 of the 3 moon trees in my State are known. Hadn't heard about moon trees.
 
2012-10-22 05:39:05 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Is there a reason why you couldn't just take a pic of a tree with your smartphone, and have it identify the species? Much like a QR code or facial recognition software?


I refer you to my post above, sir.
 
2012-10-22 05:59:02 PM

stonelotus: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Is there a reason why you couldn't just take a pic of a tree with your smartphone, and have it identify the species? Much like a QR code or facial recognition software?

I refer you to my post above, sir.


I even bookmarked it. Thanks!
 
2012-10-22 06:29:23 PM
Gimme all your Lupens.
 
2012-10-22 06:55:46 PM

stonelotus: who needs codes?


Came here to mention LeafSnap.
 
2012-10-22 07:51:02 PM

loki see loki do: How to avoid being seen. Part One.


*stands up*
 
2012-10-22 09:08:15 PM

DiRF: loki see loki do: How to avoid being seen. Part One.

*stands up*


BOOM!
 
2012-10-22 09:10:16 PM
watchonlineseries.iddaaportali.com 

Don't stand up.
 
2012-10-22 10:06:17 PM
*pained scream*
 
2012-10-22 11:11:24 PM

DiRF: *pained scream*


It was the middle one.
 
2012-10-22 11:57:26 PM
I'm sorry, I've gone away on two weeks holiday. I have not left a forwarding address, and my house has been bolted and barred.

...don't speak with my neighbor.
 
2012-10-23 12:32:34 AM
Its a good woody word.
 
2012-10-23 01:15:59 PM
The Larch!
The Pine!
The Giant Redwood Tree!
The Sequoia!
The Little Whopping Rule Tree!
 
2012-10-23 01:16:15 PM

DoctorCal: Gimme all your Lupens.


Dennis Moore, Dennis Moore
Riding through the night
Soon every lupin in the land Will be in his mighty hand
He steals them from the rich
And gives them to the poor
Mr. Moore, Mr. Moore, Mr. Moore
 
2012-10-23 06:07:17 PM

offmymeds: DoctorCal: Gimme all your Lupens.

Dennis Moore, Dennis Moore
Riding through the night
Soon every lupin in the land Will be in his mighty hand
He steals them from the rich
And gives them to the poor
Mr. Moore, Mr. Moore, Mr. Moore


Lupins! I'm sick to bloody death of Lupins!
Lupins to eat, lupins to sleep on, our bloody clothes are made of lupins!
 
2012-10-23 06:11:04 PM
But how do we recognize different types of trees from quite a long way away? You can't scan a qr code from quite a long way away!
 
2012-10-23 10:41:00 PM
Pointed stick?
 
2012-10-24 12:05:53 PM
I can see the Army, training recruits on how to defend themselves when attacked by a person with a QR code of a banana.
 
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