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Re: Costa Rica: Guardians of Water: giants hidden in the riv

As Jeremy knows, there is only one elm "Ulmus" species this far South. I will add that there are about 14 oak species here , one quite large Alder Alnus acuminata and a huge Sweet Gum that makes it only as far South as Honduras, and possibly Northern Nicaragua. Also Costa Rica has a few Ma...
by Bart Bouricius
Tue May 23, 2017 11:40 am
 
Forum: Central America
Topic: Costa Rica: Guardians of Water: giants hidden in the river w
Comments: 12
Views: 304

Re: Jack and the Corn Stalk

I was also being facetious and half serious. several species of bamboo simply bend over and touch the ground if they reach a certain height. I would guess that a 200' giant bamboo would also do this, thus becoming shorter than the less long 40 meter bamboo, unless it is held in a structure like the ...
by Bart Bouricius
Thu May 11, 2017 9:15 pm
 
Forum: General Science Discussions
Topic: Jack and the Corn Stalk
Comments: 6
Views: 100

Re: Jack and the Corn Stalk

Lucas, Not sure this corn plant is a tree, as it may not even qualify as a woody plant. The bamboo in question, I believe grows on the slope behind our house in Costa Rica, as many non native species have been planed there. The speculation about making taller bamboo seems odd, as the bamboo in quest...
by Bart Bouricius
Thu May 04, 2017 4:12 pm
 
Forum: General Science Discussions
Topic: Jack and the Corn Stalk
Comments: 6
Views: 100

Re: The Bay Area's Tallest Forest

Zane

Thank god these are protected areas. This is a fantastic post with really cool and significant information.
by Bart Bouricius
Mon May 01, 2017 4:48 pm
 
Forum: California
Topic: The Bay Area's Tallest Forest
Comments: 12
Views: 295

Re: Costa Rica: Guardians of Water: giants hidden in the riv

Jeremy, Let me know when you succeed in getting to the base of that really thick elm. I am almost as interested in the circumference as the height. I really think we have just scratched the surface with this species. Also waiting for info on the huge one at the bottom of the valley that we could see...
by Bart Bouricius
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:58 pm
 
Forum: Central America
Topic: Costa Rica: Guardians of Water: giants hidden in the river w
Comments: 12
Views: 304

Re: Introduction of Jeremy Quirós

Jeremy, Congratulations on getting started. I am anticipating your posts on the Mexican Elms, and am looking forward to my return to Costa Rica in August to hunt big trees together North of Zarcero and in Sarapiqui where you have located potential monster trees. People should know that you have a re...
by Bart Bouricius
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:47 pm
 
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introduction of Jeremy Quirós
Comments: 5
Views: 162

Re: Height measuring in Peninsular Malaysia

Thanks Darrin, I will say that frequently I find trees in Costa Rica and Panama that I have measured at 10, 20, or even 30 meters taller than their maximum listed height, so don't assume those "maximum height" statements are close to accurate. Ironically, in the US, the maximum height clai...
by Bart Bouricius
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:58 am
 
Forum: Southeast Asia & East Indies
Topic: Height measuring in Peninsular Malaysia
Comments: 13
Views: 270

Re: Height measuring in Peninsular Malaysia

Darrin, Thanks for the image. On another subject, I noticed you have a species Pterygota alata listed at 45 m height. Interestingly my tallest measurement in Costa Rica is of a species of the same genus Pterygota excelsa from Carara National Park at 64.5 m (211.5'). Though there seem to be less than...
by Bart Bouricius
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:32 pm
 
Forum: Southeast Asia & East Indies
Topic: Height measuring in Peninsular Malaysia
Comments: 13
Views: 270

Re: Height measuring in Peninsular Malaysia

Just wondering, roughly how tall would you say the cycads were, or did you even see any tree forms? The hand full of species in Costa Rica and Panama never get much over 2 meters.
by Bart Bouricius
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:37 pm
 
Forum: Southeast Asia & East Indies
Topic: Height measuring in Peninsular Malaysia
Comments: 13
Views: 270

Re: Height measuring in Peninsular Malaysia

Great to get a good on the ground report from peninsular Malasia. Though I am sure you can get taller trees there, this reminds me of the old growth in Panama, where we found a number of trees over 60 meters including one that Will Blozan measured at just under 69 meters. I am convinced that we can ...
by Bart Bouricius
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:12 pm
 
Forum: Southeast Asia & East Indies
Topic: Height measuring in Peninsular Malaysia
Comments: 13
Views: 270
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