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Old 10-07-2016, 06:02 PM
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I got caught in road construction today and didn't have time to wait so I headed off of the main highway. I was on a county road and seen the poles in these pictures, at first I thought they were just dead trees. As I got closer I seen they were poles with electrical wire attached to them. I truly have no clue what the heck the purpose of this arrangement of poles and electrical wires. Can anyone tell me what the purpose is?

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Looks they are some type of support for a vineing plant
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QUOTE=RussH;9548739]I got caught in road construction today and didn't have time to wait so I headed off of the main highway. I was on a county road and seen the poles in these pictures, at first I thought they were just dead trees. As I got closer I seen they were poles with electrical wire attached to them. I truly have no clue what the heck the purpose of this arrangement of poles and electrical wires. Can anyone tell me what the purpose is?[/QUOTE]
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Looks they are some type of support for a vineing plant
They are electrical wires between poles and hanging down from the poles. I don't think electricity and plants go together but heck I have no idea.
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That's an Ohio power plant.


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They may have once been electrical wires, but I'm pretty sure they aren't live. It's agricultural in nature. Most likely for a vine, but could also be to keep birds off something growing below.
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Awe, Russ, that is the electric security fence around Katie Sunshine's house! You'd better be careful Russ!
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guess there's not a lot of beer drinkers here.

ever heard of hops?



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Google growing hops

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alien transfabrication modulation station, its for tuning in the corkscrew array, you know..like for when they invade us and turn us into quadruple amputee mutant sex slaves...yea..thats it.
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Hops.

We have thousands of acres of the "alien wiring" in central Washington State.
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alien transfabrication modulation station, its for tuning in the corkscrew array, you know..like for when they invade us and turn us into quadruple amputee mutant sex slaves...yea..thats it.
Yea that's the ticket! I was thinking it was an electrical array to attract aliens.

I have NEVER heard of growing hops in our area. We are on the far north side of the U.S. with a very short growing season. I thought hops needed a more temperate and longer growing season.

If it's for growing hops than why the heavy electrical cables? There is no electric connected any longer but there is a lot of heavy gage wire. There is a RR track that runs parallel to the area that is only about 25' away. I don't know if the RR track had anything to do with it but there are nothing but farm fields in the area so why so close to the RR track?
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Pole Beans...

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Russ, you start some fun threads.There is not a thought or question that does not seem worthy of a new thread.
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Originally Posted by DNinja View Post
Russ, you start some fun threads.There is not a thought or question that does not seem worthy of a new thread.
Hey, thank you for that! That makes up for most of the insults that I get from some haters.
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guess there's not a lot of beer drinkers here.

I've downed a lot of beer in my day, never once wondered how hops are grown ...
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Yea that's the ticket! I was thinking it was an electrical array to attract aliens.

I have NEVER heard of growing hops in our area. We are on the far north side of the U.S. with a very short growing season. I thought hops needed a more temperate and longer growing season.

If it's for growing hops than why the heavy electrical cables? There is no electric connected any longer but there is a lot of heavy gage wire. There is a RR track that runs parallel to the area that is only about 25' away. I don't know if the RR track had anything to do with it but there are nothing but farm fields in the area so why so close to the RR track?

Actually Russ, the latitude around the 45th parallel is regarded as the ideal climate for growing hops. It's beginning to be a big business up in these parts.
Huge initial investment in terms of land and "infrastructure" as you saw, but the return is pretty good. There are quite a few varieties that sell for $1500 per ton or more.


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Also, used for growing grapes
https://www.google.ca/search?q=growi...w=1920&bih=919
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
If it was electrified at one point then I'd say possibly/ probably blueberries were once grown there....the pole height makes sense and the row spacing also looks right. ?

Grape plants/ vineyards as a rule do not have problems with birds, at least the hundred or so that I've seen.
Blueberries grow on a bush. What benefit would the wires being electrified have on their growth?
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It's some kind of agricultural structure.
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