Forest Grid Pattern - Huh?

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13 years 4 months ago #26500 by kaybe
Well this has me scratching my head! :confused: Found it by accident in the satellite view on Google. It's an area just to the east of Lake Mangakino in the Waikato. Is it selective logging that makes this 'waffle' pattern appear?

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13 years 4 months ago #368134 by igor
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Nah, it's an international conspiracy to make you think there's something hiding in there.

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13 years 4 months ago #368135 by kaybe
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Sorry that should be called Lake Maraetai.

Zooming in, it actually looks like the grid effect is created by taller trees (see below). What's with that? :)

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13 years 4 months ago #368136 by kaybe
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igor;359571 wrote: Nah, it's an international conspiracy to make you think there's something hiding in there.

:D :D It's like a forest crop circle! Conspiracy theorists unite! :D :D

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13 years 4 months ago #368138 by Ruth
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I think someone's overlaid a section of knitting I once posted online. It's definitely a con.

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13 years 4 months ago #368139 by kaybe
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Ruth;359575 wrote: I think someone's overlaid a section of knitting I once posted online. It's definitely a con.

:D Or some of that nice sisal carpet you can get these days... :D

But seriously, I found this myself on Google maps satellite view. It must really be there, Google doesn't lie!

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13 years 4 months ago #368143 by arnie.m
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"Grass" plots????:cool::cool:

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13 years 4 months ago #368146 by kaybe
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arnie.m;359581 wrote: "Grass" plots????:cool::cool:

LOL I hadn't though of that!! If you were trying to hid something, would you make it so obvious though? And it's too neat for a bunch of dopers :D

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13 years 4 months ago #368149 by Kiwi303
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those shots are too dark and I can't see anything...

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13 years 4 months ago #368151 by stephclark
bored forest workers?..

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13 years 4 months ago #368152 by kaybe
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Kiwi303;359587 wrote: those shots are too dark and I can't see anything...

I shall complain to Google immediately!

I agree, they are dark, but I can see them OK when I click on them. Sorry about that...

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13 years 4 months ago #368161 by arnie.m
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kaybe;359584 wrote: LOL I hadn't though of that!! If you were trying to hid something, would you make it so obvious though? And it's too neat for a bunch of dopers :D

Right there in front of their noses they wouldn't probably notice them[;)][;)]

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13 years 4 months ago #368163 by Ruth
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Do the police in other parts of the country do aerial spotting at this time of year? We have a little slow-flying fixed wing plane flying over the bushy hills, which is then followed by a helicopter with a spray contraption hanging far beneath it. I presume it contains the green-dyed herbicide for rendering illegal crops useless.

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13 years 4 months ago #368165 by Kiwi303
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I downloaded one and inverted the colours... showing in the negative view is the grid...

In the absence of evidence to the contrary, I am willing to entertain the assumption that the displayed anomaly may depict the establishment of a research nursery tree varietal trial plot.

How far is it from the old forestry research nursery where AgResearch/HortResearch, formerly MAF, formerly the Dept of Forests do all their tree clone research?

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13 years 4 months ago #368189 by Kalmara
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Ruth;359604 wrote: Do the police in other parts of the country do aerial spotting at this time of year? We have a little slow-flying fixed wing plane flying over the bushy hills, which is then followed by a helicopter with a spray contraption hanging far beneath it. I presume it contains the green-dyed herbicide for rendering illegal crops useless.


Yes the little slow flying plane a couple of days ago & the chopper all happening overhead here today.

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