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by Rand
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Ohio
Topic: Requiem for an old field tree
Replies: 7
Views: 825

Re: Requiem for an old field tree

Referring to the first tree in this post. Six years later and the stump, and the big gnarling block of wood where the first limbs flare from the trunk is still lying in the field. What I wish I could say, 'You can't bear to leave a beautiful tree standing, but are plenty content to steer around the ...
by Rand
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Asia
Topic: Expedition with Steve Backshall  episode  Borneo dark shadow
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Re: Expedition with Steve Backshall  episode  Borneo dark shadow

That map is really depressing...And now they are planning to move their capital to Borneo. I guess if they want to save their forests their best bet is to determine how much forest it takes to support their birds. On the other hand, our species has a rather poor record of prioritizing long term sust...
by Rand
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Forest Management
Topic: Restoration of Sugar Maple Stand
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: Restoration of Sugar Maple Stand

Must be a great sense of accomplishment to turn a scrudgy weed-heap into a beautiful forest. Sounds like the spring perennials have a pretty good seed bank built up in the soil, and all it needs is a little TLC to bring them back. In NW Ohio the EAB kill rate has been something like 99% for forest g...
by Rand
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Ohio
Topic: ACF Test Planting at Dawes Arboretum
Replies: 0
Views: 137

ACF Test Planting at Dawes Arboretum

These were planted in ~2015. A mixed planting of hybrids and pure American and Chinese. They had a very good year in 2019. Looks like a number of trees put on ~ 3' of growth. _MG_9790.jpg _MG_9786.jpg _MG_9795.jpg _MG_9779.jpg _MG_9777.jpg Aaand blight appears. I think this was in the pure American ...
by Rand
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Ohio
Topic: ACF Test planting at Mohican State Forest
Replies: 0
Views: 120

ACF Test planting at Mohican State Forest

American x Chinese chestnut planting at Mohican State Forest. The growth form of the hybrids varies a fair amount: _MG_9680.jpg _MG_9678.jpg _MG_9677.jpg _MG_9661.jpg _MG_9657.jpg The blight has made its appearance: _MG_9668.jpg Most of the Foliage looked pretty convincing: _MG_9676.jpg _MG_9666.jpg
by Rand
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: American vs Chinese Chestnut Catkins.
Replies: 0
Views: 117

American vs Chinese Chestnut Catkins.

I finally made it up to my chestnuts in NW Ohio last summer while they were blooming. You can see a big difference between the catkins of the two species: The two together: _MG_9713.jpg Closeup of the American: _MG_9712.jpg Closeup of the Chinese _MG_9713 - Version 2 (1).jpg The American Tree in the...
by Rand
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: American Chestnut Root Sucker Lifespan
Replies: 4
Views: 532

Re: American Chestnut Root Sucker Lifespan

I've watched some root suckers come back in clear cuts in a local state forest, and they did indeed only last 10-15 years. However, this was in full sun. I have read that the virus exploits cracks in the bark to initiate infection. It may be that a slow rate of growth leads to fewer cracks in the ba...
by Rand
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: An Ode to the Bradford Pear
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: An Ode to the Bradford Pear

53'? Never seen one that big in Ohio.* One of the 'burbs of Columbus, at some misguided moment in the past, had designated the bradford pear the official city tree. They had quartet of impressive sized ones in a small 3 sided square formed by some historical buildings. Sheltered from the elements, t...
by Rand
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Florida
Topic: A super gnarly Live Oak
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: A super gnarly Live Oak

Kinda makes you wonder how benign burls actually are.
by Rand
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: An Ode to the Bradford Pear
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: An Ode to the Bradford Pear

Ar-Har. Someone even wittier than I. There was one several years ago that went down in all three directions at once in a minor ice storm, but I was too lazy to get a picture of it before the owner cleaned it up. I just couldn't resist this time. Even though I know better, I still think they are pret...

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