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Turkey Run Park, VA

Turkey Run Park is an area I have frequently visited. In November 2010, Will and I measured a few trees there. I had been meaning to go back to thoroughly measure the area, but had been planning to work my way up the Potomac Gorge, out of D.C., so it had not been first on my list of places to measur...
by Darian Copiz
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:40 pm
 
Forum: Virginia
Topic: Turkey Run Park, VA
Comments: 3
Views: 289

Killiansburg Woods, MD

On President’s Day I explored a section of woods which I’ll refer to as Killiansburg Woods. The name is derived from Killiansburg Cave, a rock overhang at the west end of the woods which residents of Sharpsburg used as a shelter during the Battle of Antietam. The woods extend east to Snyders Landing...
by Darian Copiz
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:04 am
 
Forum: Maryland
Topic: Killiansburg Woods, MD
Comments: 1
Views: 220

Re: Link to Virginia Tech Dendrology Lab

Bob, This all looks great! The field I would possibly add is the lowest height of trunk division (associated with number of trunks). I typically include this in my comments field, but it might be a consideration for its own field. Of course that gets into the whole issue of multi-trunks, and would n...
by Darian Copiz
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:17 pm
 
Forum: Links to Other Tree Groups
Topic: Link to Virginia Tech Dendrology Lab
Comments: 72
Views: 3377

Re: Multi-stem Trees - Measuring Circumference

Although the examples I've seen appear to be pretty clear to me and I'm not sure why there is so much debate about this, I think there are some potential complications if one is using the root collar for determination, as that area can be somewhat muddled. At 4.5 feet above the ground there is less ...
by Darian Copiz
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:57 pm
 
Forum: Tree Measuring Guidelines
Topic: Multi-stem Trees - Measuring Circumference
Comments: 12
Views: 1331

Swan Point Creek, MD

Swan Point Creek runs through Jug Bay Natural Area, which is part of Patuxent River Park. Much of Jug Bay Natural Areas has relatively short trees. Most of the area is old farm land, where tobacco had been grown for possibly hundreds of years. I hadn’t really thought of measuring trees here because ...
by Darian Copiz
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:43 pm
 
Forum: Maryland
Topic: Swan Point Creek, MD
Comments: 2
Views: 231

Re: White's Woods

Bob, I had measured this, but either didn't write it down or misplaced the note. If I recall correctly though, it wasn't significantly more - I think 20 feet something. In the picture I'm standing lower than midslope. Breast height was about where my shoulder is, so where the flare has already reduc...
by Darian Copiz
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:25 pm
 
Forum: Maryland
Topic: White's Woods, MD
Comments: 5
Views: 342

White's Woods, MD

The website on Maryland tree canopy heights that I recently came across allowed me to assess various parts of the state to locate sites that may have tall trees. From this visual scan, it appears that the greatest number of sites are in the inner coastal plain or in the piedmont near the fall zone. ...
by Darian Copiz
Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:15 pm
 
Forum: Maryland
Topic: White's Woods, MD
Comments: 5
Views: 342

Maryland Canopy Height Map

NTS, Partly inspired by George Fieo's spectacular finds at Fair Hill, I started looking further into other potential tall tree sites in Maryland. Of course one of the best ways to do this is with LIDAR, but I was very apprehensive about looking for data sets, piecing them together, and processing th...
by Darian Copiz
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:50 pm
 
Forum: Maryland
Topic: Maryland Canopy Height Map
Comments: 2
Views: 287

Re: Multi-stem Trees - Measuring Circumference

Most definitions of "tree" include mention of a single or main stem or trunk. One stem of a multi-stem woody plant could be nominated, but it should be just that stem - including height and canopy spread. I think the pith trace is a good rule, but think that allowing the point of divergenc...
by Darian Copiz
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:09 pm
 
Forum: Tree Measuring Guidelines
Topic: Multi-stem Trees - Measuring Circumference
Comments: 12
Views: 1331

Re: Caledon State Park, VA

Joe, The pictures were taken with a Canon 5d mk2. I usually prefer making separate trips for photographing vs. measuring, but at least a couple of the shots were taken during measuring trips. bbeduhn, I may try to take a closer look at the falcata/pagoda oak this winter to see if I can make the iden...
by Darian Copiz
Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:53 pm
 
Forum: Virginia
Topic: Caledon State Park, VA
Comments: 9
Views: 893
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