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Re: Blue Gum Superlatives, invasive yet impressive

Burlingame, you say? Ironically, I was just there (for a convention) and admiring the downtown area's glorious trees back in April. Including, of course, the many towering eucalyptus lining the streets. Unfortunately I had no tape measure with me, but next April, maybe I'll think to bring one. Anyon...
by Zachary S
Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:12 pm
 
Forum: California
Topic: Blue Gum Superlatives, invasive yet impressive
Comments: 26
Views: 2642

Re: State Champion Tulip, KY's tallest

Aside from the genetic and mechanical factors (wind, ice, animal damage, etc.) I kind of wonder if drought plays a role, at least here in AL; while we're usually among the wettest states in the eastern US, when we have droughts they're rather extreme, especially when combined with intense summer hea...
by Zachary S
Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:28 pm
 
Forum: Kentucky
Topic: State Champion Tulip, KY's tallest
Comments: 20
Views: 2347

Sipsey Wilderness in November

ENTS... On the morning of November 16th, for my 23rd birthday, my grandfather and I took a trip a couple of counties over to the Sipsey Wilderness of the Bankhead NF, as we do with some regularity. The weather was expected to be cool and cloudy with rain beginning by late evening, with pockets of de...
by Zachary S
Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:44 pm
 
Forum: Alabama
Topic: Sipsey Wilderness in November
Comments: 2
Views: 1558

Re: State Champion Tulip, KY's tallest

If there are 160'+ tulips in AL, I'm certainly not aware of them; they would pretty much have to be in the Bankhead NF (with a very very slight chance of encountering one in a perfect situation in some other random cove in the northern third of the state) and I know ENTS has explored a little of it ...
by Zachary S
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:31 pm
 
Forum: Kentucky
Topic: State Champion Tulip, KY's tallest
Comments: 20
Views: 2347

Re: Central Sierra Expedition - Big Sugar Pines Down

UGGGG. Well that's disheartening. We've lost a great number of big trees recently. Although, it's not entirely shocking that the Pickering Pine fell because it had a fire scar near the base that went all the way through the trunk... a flying buttress just doesn't work that well on trees that aren't ...
by Zachary S
Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:48 pm
 
Forum: California
Topic: Central Sierra Expedition - Big Sugar Pines Down
Comments: 6
Views: 2021

Re: Violent Storms Strike GSMNP; Two Dead

Yep. I wonder how many people could still be trapped there right now. It's quite a tragedy to have people killed in a national park in any regard, but knowing Cades Cove and its surroundings quite well it hits home even harder.
by Zachary S
Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:55 pm
 
Forum: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Topic: Violent Storms Strike GSMNP; Two Dead
Comments: 2
Views: 2113

Violent Storms Strike GSMNP; Two Dead

http://news.yahoo.com/2-dead-violent-storm-lashes-great-smokies-104907386.html TOWNSEND, Tenn. (AP) — Violent thunderstorms swept through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, toppling large trees throughout the popular tourist spot and killing at least two people. Ralph Frazier, 50...
by Zachary S
Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:49 pm
 
Forum: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Topic: Violent Storms Strike GSMNP; Two Dead
Comments: 2
Views: 2113

Re: Sipsey Poplar, May 2010

Hey Zachary, is the poplar still healthy? I ask because I was just reading about the Wasilik Poplar in NC, which suffered greatly because of root-trampling. At the time of our visit two years ago, the tree itself seemed very healthy, with a full crown (perhaps replacing a long-ago broken top) and a...
by Zachary S
Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:52 am
 
Forum: Alabama
Topic: Sipsey Poplar, May 2010
Comments: 16
Views: 5252

Re: Dismals Canyon, July 2010

Ed, Good question - I can't recall seeing very many hemlock seedlings in Dismals Canyon, if any at all. If I recall properly, though, there were a few trees around a foot around, that wouldn't have been too old. I don't know if the trees there were producing cones, at least not this year, though I d...
by Zachary S
Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:54 pm
 
Forum: Alabama
Topic: Dismals Canyon, July 2010
Comments: 7
Views: 6505

Re: Sipsey Poplar, May 2010

Ed,

Thanks, will do!

~Z
by Zachary S
Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:42 pm
 
Forum: Alabama
Topic: Sipsey Poplar, May 2010
Comments: 16
Views: 5252
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