This is my very FIRST blog intentionally designed to make you GET WOOD, by Commander J Hutton Pulitzer – ExpeditionHistory.org
Oak Island Oaks? The Oak Island Mystery? Would wood do wonders for writing well written history? Well, as a matter of fact – wood fiber fact – it would! Many people have never heard of the scientific endeavor of Dendrology. Here is the Wiki definition of Dendrology:
Dendrology (Ancient Greek: δένδρον, dendron, “tree”; and Ancient Greek: -λογία, -logia, science of or study of) or xylology (Ancient Greek: ξύλον, ksulon, “wood”) is the science and study of wooded plants (trees, shrubs, and lianas).
There is no sharp boundary between plant taxonomy and dendrology. However, woody plants not only belong to many different plant families, but these families may be made up of both woody and non-woody members. Some families include only a few woody species.
This severely limits the usefulness of a strictly dendrological approach. Dendrology tends to focus on economically useful woody plants, their identification and horticultural or silvicultural properties.
Dendrology is often confused with botany. However, botany is the study of all types of general plants, while dendrology studies only wooded plants. Dendrology may be considered a subcategory of botany that specializes in wooded plants.
Dendrology played a critical role in our ExpeditionHistory.org team investigation and understanding of the real mystery behind Oak Island and it lead the way to finally putting some hard scientific answers to a mystery which most believed to be about 220 years old. Could one of the most critical answers sought on Oak Island be solved with simple “tree testing”?
Not only does the science of Dendrology have long reaching ramifications for Oak Island, but it is rapidly becoming the “go to” science for answering some long pondered questions about the Copper Culture, the real discovery of the Americas AND some incredible insights into how such advanced civilizations made their way to South America. Dendrology has “truth” locked up in those rings of wood.
Granted, those who are hardened in their ways, immature in outlook, blocked in their brains and locked into the old system ideology that will fervently deny scientific “anything” being proven by trees; but those are generally the “baftis bullshitters” (posers researching history between online games in their mothers basements) and “slone sycophants” (those who buddy up to others in the research community to gain inside information and then try to pass it off as their own original research or breakthrough). Yep, the world of history and science are colliding and this collision is leading to huge breakthroughs and the breaking down of old ways, old thought and old systems which have been stymieing the truth about history for time immemorial.
There is a new game in town, baby; and its called science.
These new scientific tests and protocols are causing issues for the old system and more importantly, forcing the old system to stand up and take notice (unfortunately, they always go out kicking and screaming and trying their best to take others down with them). There will always be those who are single minded regardless the scientific evidence and physical proof and that is just the way it is for those who cannot see the forest for the trees, or won’t swap the swamp for science. I say let science flood the system with fact and then just deal with it whatever those facts may turn out to be.
For example, let me give you a few dendrology facts which are poised to change history as we know it.
How Dendrology Answers the Enigma of Oak Island
There are several curses upon Oak Island and other than the “7 Must Die” local legend, there are (1) focus on the wrong origins, (2) local ridicule and flatulence, (3) selective listening and selective deduction, and of course; (4) the curse of infighting and disagreements. All of these have lead to wars, new laws being written, harder permits, blocking of permits, bad press, politics, infighting, blocked roadways, sabotage and 220 years of looking at one “supposed depression in the ground” for the single right answer. Now that is depressing! What IF there are SEVERAL right answers? What IF NUMEROUS THINGS HAPPENED? What IF the solution can be found by FORGETTING the PAST and asking WHAT IF – from a FUTURE FORWARD standpoint? The results? If the questions would change, then the results may change with them.
This is ALL about “removing the period”. “The period” means putting a period on the end of a sentence and announcing it as FACT. Such as “coconut fibers mean pirates” and changing “the period” to a “question mark”, such as: “What are the 5 top reasons ANY island would contain coconut fibers, but not coconut trees?” and then seeing where the search leads. So, lets exchange the “period” for a “question mark” and see if we cannot “find the mark”.
Here is how dendrology changes the scope of the Oak Island investigation by removing the “period” (“There were OAKS on Oak Island, thus that is why it was named Oak Island.”) and replacing the “period” with a question mark (What was so special about the Oaks on Oak Island, when there are in fact Oaks in Nova Scotia, all round Oak Island? What made these OAKS special?). See, just a simple adjustment in line of thought and here is what one finds.
In the picture accompanying this part of the article, you will see an old photo of some of the few remaining original trees on Oak Island. In the same photo, I have placed two, immediate area, types of Nova Scotian Oaks. One can easily recognize the differences. The ORIGINAL TREES are SIGNIFICANTLY different than actual area oaks. Thus, the attention should of originally been placed (or at any time in the 220 years of activity) on WHY WERE THE OAKS DIFFERENT?
Maybe IF someone took the time to find out WHY the OAKS on OAK ISLAND were DIFFERENT, then some real answers could of been secured. Instead, people did what people do when hunting for treasure, they accept gossip and myth as fact and then run at the most obvious answer. In the case of Oak Island it was, “Oh look a depression in the ground, it must be pirate treasure, lets dig!” (NOTE: There never was a “block and tackle in a tree with a cut limb”). Local legends explain WHY they just dug for pirate treasure right off the bat and we all know what that gets everyone, don’t we? Two Hundred and Twenty years of NO ANSWERS, that is until we were able to show irrefutable proof of a chamber and man made object below; but I digress this is about TREES!
Imagine, IF we had the science and technology we have now, back 220 years ago. We would all have some illusive Oak Island Answers. Well here is what dendrological research is pointing to in relation to Oak Island.
Using a dendrological database of visual inspection of species of oak trees around the globe one finds something interesting. The type of Oak which is depicted in the OakIslandSociety.org Archives shows what seems to be a specific specie of AFRICAN OAK. Further, this African Oak has over twice the utensil strength and load bearing nature of any other oak on the planet (great to build ships with and maybe shore up mine workings?) AND it grows long from it’s base to its upper branching making for very linear usable lumber AND they grow to TOWER over all the native trees and can BE SEEN FROM MILES AWAY (we have always said the oak trees on Oak Island were navigational markers meant to be seen from a distance). WOW, look what happened changing the “period” on “Oak Island has Oaks” to “What was so special about Oak Island’s oaks?”
Dendrology, is not just visual, it is scientific testing as well and the wood samples in and around Oak Island, even ancient remnants, hold the scientific key to proving their unique and impressive origins in “the new world”.
Exciting I know. Science is everything. Science and technology is changing the game of lost history hunting. No more trudging through the black ooze of old outdated ways. Gone are those days and thankfully they have given way to proven exploration, research and scientific methods.
Oops, I almost forgot. I did in fact mention the “Copper Culture” above and how science and dendrology is changing that game as well. Here is what I mean. The science of XRF technology (a soon coming article here so watch for it) is PROVING the copper oxides found in the hulls of wrecked ships at the bottom of the Mediterranean are being found to be EXACT chemical and lead isotope matches to copper from Michigan and Wisconsin AND- ready for this recent DENDROLOGICAL TEST on the timbers of those ships are finding out they come from trees found in NORTH AMERICA!
Isn’t science great! Please watch the detailed video here on how dendrology is providing some answers and connecting many dots relating to Oak Island.