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Re: I photograph remarkable trees of the West Coast

A photo of an entire large tree is clearly more impressive with a physically larger image. I have made a few large prints which people like, but rarely of an entire huge tree. I find that in many forest environments it is impossible to see the whole tree, or even enough pieces of it to get a good st...
by Bart Bouricius
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:50 am
 
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: I photograph remarkable trees of the West Coast
Comments: 18
Views: 370

Re: Eye-opening' study shows rural US loses forests faster t

I have seen this in Massachusetts, where an earlier study at Harvard University showed rapid deforestation occurring throughout New England. Here in Costa Rica rapid forest loss to a point in 1987 when only 21% was left forested has been reversed and is now about 51%. The protected forests have incr...
by Bart Bouricius
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:19 am
 
Forum: Forest Preservation and Conservation
Topic: Eye-opening' study shows rural US loses forests faster than
Comments: 5
Views: 71

Re: Book Impressions – Nature’s Temples by Joan Maloof

Matt, I agree, I was particularly impressed with the skill and grace shown in Joan's writing, being able to carefully dance between accessibility and remaining true to scientific accuracy. Letting a broad spectrum of the public in on important issues of carbon sequestration and volume increases in o...
by Bart Bouricius
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:45 am
 
Forum: Books, Articles, and Internet References
Topic: Book Impressions – Nature’s Temples by Joan Maloof
Comments: 4
Views: 145

Re: Black Guides of Mammoth Cave

Sounds fascinating Ed. I certainly hope to be able to watch it. I am in the middle of Edward Baptists book "The Half Has Never Been Told" about the roll of slavery in US economic history, and it is truly amazing and horrifying.
by Bart Bouricius
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:52 pm
 
Forum: Off-topic - Post About Anything Here
Topic: Black Guides of Mammoth Cave
Comments: 4
Views: 125

Re: Panama back pack expedition, provides new tree size reco

Larry, Yes, but probably even more important is that these trees are genetically programmed to grow like crazy and out compete other trees, then spread out with a crown that can, on occasion, reach over 200' (61 m) across. If there is no competition, well, the tree behaves as if it has reached the c...
by Bart Bouricius
Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:08 pm
 
Forum: Central America
Topic: Panama back pack expedition, provides new tree size records
Comments: 33
Views: 613

Re: Super tall Eucalyptus trees

OK John, I'll try to keep track of where the biggest ones are. Will and Jess were wondering about some as we drove up in the Talamanca high Mountain range. Frankly I haven't seen too many that had really big girths, but if I see any conveniently close to the road that seem decent size, A straight up...
by Bart Bouricius
Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:52 pm
 
Forum: California
Topic: Super tall Eucalyptus trees
Comments: 15
Views: 447

Re: Panama back pack expedition, provides new tree size reco

Larry, Here is how a typical young forest grown Kapok Ceiba pentandra looks. This tree is from our municipal forest and I would estimate its age at between 60 and 80 years max. It is a little over 16' (4.88 m) in circumference at 8' (2.44 m) high. it is closer to 15' circ. just above the small buttr...
by Bart Bouricius
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:03 pm
 
Forum: Central America
Topic: Panama back pack expedition, provides new tree size records
Comments: 33
Views: 613

Re: Super tall Eucalyptus trees

Excellent work John, I remember on a visit to the San Francisco area visiting a local park and discovering that there were no mature trees in this roughly 30 acre park other than eucs. We have quite a few planted eucs in Central America, and they have essentially displaced all native trees in some m...
by Bart Bouricius
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:59 pm
 
Forum: California
Topic: Super tall Eucalyptus trees
Comments: 15
Views: 447

Re: Panama back pack expedition, provides new tree size reco

Yes Larry, I agree, the height should be noted, because, sometimes there can be questions about where the buttresses end exactly, and this info is needed for future remeasuring. The forest grown Kapoks really put these squat short open grown ones to shame. Most of the tall ones you see in pastures o...
by Bart Bouricius
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:14 pm
 
Forum: Central America
Topic: Panama back pack expedition, provides new tree size records
Comments: 33
Views: 613

Re: Panama back pack expedition, provides new tree size reco

Mario, Somehow I missed your earlier question. Yes, the Hura crepitans pods are said to propel seeds at 70 meters per second to 330 feet. Of course distance depends on whether the pod exploded near the top of my tallest 185' (56.4 m) measured tree, or on the table of my back porch (4 days ago), wher...
by Bart Bouricius
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:33 pm
 
Forum: Central America
Topic: Panama back pack expedition, provides new tree size records
Comments: 33
Views: 613
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