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by johnofthetrees
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Norway spruces in Buckland
Replies: 23
Views: 6115

Re: Norway spruces in Buckland

I am not sure when it was. Here are a few photos from yesterday.
Lost 3 trunks, 4 left.
Lost 3 trunks, 4 left.

For those who don't know, the oak is just a few hundred yard from the Norway spruces.
Still looks ok from this side
Still looks ok from this side
Tree fairies live here
Tree fairies live here
The tree complex was 30' around before. I didn't measure it this time.

John
by johnofthetrees
Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Norway spruces in Buckland
Replies: 23
Views: 6115

Re: Norway spruces in Buckland

HI Stacy, That was this winter. There was a picture in the Recorder or the Independent, showing most of the main trunks on the ground. I haven't been up there yet to see it. The tree was solid and 30' around at 5' above the ground, and consisted of about 5 main trunks, the last time I measured it. I...
by johnofthetrees
Tue May 29, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Norway spruces in Buckland
Replies: 23
Views: 6115

Re: Norway spruces in Buckland

Hi Ryan, Bob, If you are going to Buckland state forest give me a call -- I am close by and would like to go with you. My most recent visit to the site was in March. I confirmed the tallest Norway spruce to 150.3'h, the larch to 147.7'h, the ash to 132.8'h and the black cherry to 127.1'h. I think th...
by johnofthetrees
Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: More KMD state forest
Replies: 5
Views: 1314

Re: More KMD state forest

Joe, Monday I came across some guys checking out washouts to plan their work. It is a lot of work for a woods road, but maybe they have access to lots of fill material at this time? They have been working seven days a week on the roads around here. I still haven't photographed it, but it is very int...
by johnofthetrees
Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: More KMD state forest
Replies: 5
Views: 1314

Re: More KMD state forest

Bob,

Sounds good, would you like to meet at the Inn? I haven't been to Monroe in a while, and would very much like to see it again.

Meanwhile I have a few days off from work, so I'll keep prowling around KMD and environs.

John
by johnofthetrees
Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: More KMD state forest
Replies: 5
Views: 1314

More KMD state forest

I have taken several more trips to the Kenneth M Dubuque state forest in Hawley and adjoining land in the Savoy Mountain state forest in search of additional trees to complete a Rucker index for the site. Earlier trips to the coves at the lower elevations resulted in finding several groves of large ...
by johnofthetrees
Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Savoy Mtn pine
Replies: 5
Views: 1203

Re: Savoy Mtn pine

Here are some pictures of the pine I took today. The first shows how prominent the tree is in its surroundings: DSC_0055.JPG The second shows a view of almost the whole tree: DSC_0059-1.JPG Finally, a close up of the trunk. The two blue pins are 1.5' apart. DSC_0067.JPG The area obviously can grow r...
by johnofthetrees
Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Savoy Mtn pine
Replies: 5
Views: 1203

Savoy Mtn pine

ENTS: I took a bike trip up 8A to check on progress rebuilding the highway after hurricane Irene. It is quite amazing the progress being made, as all of the thousands of feet of washouts have been rebuilt. I was surprised to see a couple of very large excavators working within the stream bed dredgin...
by johnofthetrees
Fri May 13, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Re-examining sources of measurement error
Replies: 6
Views: 1497

Re: Re-examining sources of measurement error

Hi All, Calculation of angle error is very dependent on assumptions. I recently redid my calculations, which are based on a typical measurement scenario. First a diagram, then the math: angle error 1.png Total height h = h1 - h2 Measured height h' = h1' - h2' Height error = Total – Measured = h – h'...
by johnofthetrees
Tue May 03, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Kenneth M. Dubuque State Forest
Replies: 9
Views: 1724

Re: Kenneth M. Dubuque State Forest

It is a great site, and it is satisfying to find yet another valley with high growth rates and mature trees. The bigger trees are visually compelling and most are in excellent form. Add to that the pleasant spring weather we are having and it was a superb outing! Here is some additional data from th...

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