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On ‎10‎/‎27‎/‎2016 at 11:51 AM, ThomasPowers said:

Here in proto America trees for use as masts for war ships were marked and protected as belonging to the crown's navy.  Using one so marked for other uses was against the law.

I  always heard it was a hanging offense to be caught with one.  there is a portion of what has been know as the "Kings Highway" where these huge long logs were drawn to  the  shore, in the next town to us Pomfret VT which the last time I was there 45yrs ago it was still very visible in the straightness of it.  No bends were in site.  I also read in a history book that they felled a large number of smaller trees for these Kings Trees to land on so as not to  split landing on the ground. 

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