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Rochester, NY Area Oct. 30, 2016

NTS, On Sunday Oct. 30, 2016, Elijah Whitcomb and I explored Abraham Lincoln Park (formerly Irondequoit Bay Park East) on the east shore of Irondequoit Bay east of Rochester, NY. The park is covered with tall 2nd growth forest, and contains the tallest Sassafras trees yet seen in NY, and possibly th...
by tomhoward
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:18 am
 
Forum: New York
Topic: Rochester, NY Area Oct. 30, 2016
Comments: 6
Views: 653

Adirondack Outing Oct. 19, 2016

NTS, On Wed. Oct. 19, 2016, Elijah Whitcomb and I went to Paul Smith’s College in the northern Adirondacks. We left North Syracuse after 7 AM, took I-81 north to Watertown, US 11 northeast through farm country to Potsdam, NY 11B east to Nicholville (in this area saw 2 corky Rock Elms in field among ...
by tomhoward
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:08 am
 
Forum: New York
Topic: Adirondack Outing Oct. 19, 2016
Comments: 1
Views: 268

Cooperstown NY area

NTS, On this mostly sunny warm, humid (81 F) Sunday (Sept. 18, 2016), Elijah Whitcomb and I explored the Cooperstown, NY area. We took the Thruway and NY 28 to Cooperstown. NY 28 goes by Canaderago Lake, with beautiful tall (possibly 110-120 ft. tall) White Pines along the shore. NY 28 south from th...
by tomhoward
Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:35 pm
 
Forum: New York
Topic: Cooperstown NY area
Comments: 2
Views: 416

Re: Wizard of Oz Oak Grove Feb. 2016

Dear Matt, I'm glad you got to see the Wizard of Oz Oak Grove. It is a magnificent old forest. I visited the grove yesterday, saw the fallen Red Oak. That tree had been on the way out for sometime; its other leader fell in a thunderstorm in Nov. 2005. The tree was 80 ft. tall when I last measured it...
by tomhoward
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:03 pm
 
Forum: New York
Topic: Wizard of Oz Oak Grove Feb. 2016
Comments: 4
Views: 602

Algonquin Provincial Park ON

NTS, Jack Howard, some other family members, and I stayed at a cottage resort east of the East Gate of Algonquin Provincial Park Aug. 23-25. This area is near the southern edge of the great Boreal Forest that covers most of Canada. This is part of the vast Canadian Shield, a rocky, hilly region of c...
by tomhoward
Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:09 pm
 
Forum: Ontario
Topic: Algonquin Provincial Park ON
Comments: 1
Views: 224

Brock Monument Grove, Queenston ON

NTS, Brock Monument Grove is a small old growth oak grove at the west end of the park dedicated to Sir Isaac Brock in Queenston, ON. A tall stone monument marks the site of the Battle of Queenston Heights in Oct. 1812 in which British commander General Brock was killed. On Aug. 21, 2016 Jack Howard ...
by tomhoward
Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:03 pm
 
Forum: Ontario
Topic: Brock Monument Grove, Queenston ON
Comments: 2
Views: 273

Re: White Pine Growth Rates Newcomb, NY

NTS, On the sunny very warm (77 F Long Lake), Sunday Sept. 4, 2016, Elijah Whitcomb and I had an excellent trip to the Adirondacks. Our objective was the tall White Pine plantation managed by SUNY ESF near Newcomb on NY 28N in the central Adirondacks. It is at this site that Elijah measured planted ...
by tomhoward
Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:59 pm
 
Forum: New York
Topic: White Pine Growth Rates Newcomb, NY
Comments: 22
Views: 1762

Re: Raquette Lake Red Pines, NY

Raquette Lake Red Pines is an extraordinary place, especially on a sunny day. It was cloudy when we were there in July. I don't have any pictures of the stand to post, but Bob Leverett posted some really good pictures of this stand in a thread called "Adirondack Adventures" in 2011. The gr...
by tomhoward
Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:30 pm
 
Forum: New York
Topic: Raquette Lake Red Pines, NY
Comments: 9
Views: 1231

Re: Green Lakes State Park, New York

Elijah, These are exceptional heights. The 131.6 ft. Sugar Maple is the tallest in NY as far as I know, beating the tallest tree in the Liverpool Maple Grove. The 133.8 ft. Hemlock and 133 ft. Basswood are also NY records. The 136.7 ft. White Ash is easily the tallest in central NY. More surveys of ...
by tomhoward
Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:14 pm
 
Forum: New York
Topic: Green Lakes State Park, New York
Comments: 24
Views: 1685

Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, NY

NTS, On Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, Elijah Whitcomb and I surveyed Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse after leaving the Wizard of Oz Memorial Oak Grove of North Syracuse. The weather was sunny and with temperature about 45 F, not at all like February. Oakwood Cemetery is a garden cemetery established in 1859 on...
by tomhoward
Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:58 pm
 
Forum: New York
Topic: Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, NY
Comments: 3
Views: 470
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