About 3 threads below yours in the tree care forum The Tree ID Thread - https://www.masterblasterhome.com/threads/the-tree-id-thread.19994/Where is the tree id thread?
Mick is most likely the winner here! Mick have you ever climbed one of these? My lanyard got no traction. At one point I put a full wrap on the 2nd end of my dbl end lanyard. The layers of flakey bark were like what we call Madrona here. The Madrona tree however is an Evergreen deciduous tree from the myrtle family. Mind you that round's bark has been scuffed clean of most of its flakeyness by my lanyard. Thanks again guys.
Mick is the tree as hard as our loblolly pine, short or long leaf pine?