Flower, but the cones do not open for several years unless cut off, so that the crop of diff years may be on the tree at the same time. At this time all cones ripe except those from [sprays] flrs [flowers]. X Old trunk 240 from the fround 4 ft dia [diameter] the top vanished. [Corridor] tree 24 ½ ft dia 4 ft from ground. Tree on edge O med [Circle Meadow] 19 ft dia G. [Lawton] 21 ft dia H George 21-3 Called 27. by measuring outbulging roots at the ground. Large tree with dead top on O meadow edge 274 ft l [long] measured by shadow. The tallest about 300 ft. Lily Turk Cap about an inch dia 5 or 6 in [ ] Yel [pine] common a little above meadow O where ground dry or rocky & woods open Hereabouts concolor most ab [abundant] tree in seq [sequoia] forest, next sugar p. [pine], net Libo, next ponderosa. Neither sqs [squirrels] or chipmunks cut off scales of seq [sequoia] cones to reach the seeds as they do those of the pines & most other conifers, they dig out the pulpy part of the thick stout scales running thin long teeth between them. Rose small same sp as to northward here but not v [very] ab [abundant] white & blue flrd [flowered] ceanothus in flr in seq [sequoia] woods
Original journal dimensions: 9.5 x 15 cm.
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