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by Erik Danielsen
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Big Basin - Allegany State Park
Replies: 23
Views: 4314

Re: Big Basin - Allegany State Park

Hi Shinrin_yoku, the trail is accessible and has a little parking area with a kiosk around 42.058094, -78.761696 on ASP Route 1. The problem is that during the winter ASP Route 1 closes to automobile traffic and becomes a snowmobile trail. I don't know what date it closes, but you should call ahead ...
by Erik Danielsen
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Big Basin - Allegany State Park
Replies: 23
Views: 4314

Re: Big Basin - Allegany State Park

Thanks, the pine's photos and full stats are in the "Trackless West" thread.
by Erik Danielsen
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: Identification of two understory species in a Connecticut black gum swamp
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: Identification of two understory species in a Connecticut black gum swamp

The first should be Ilex verticillata. Ilex laevigata can be very similar looking but fruits are not typically such deep red.

The second is an Amelanchier species. Maybe Amelanchier canadensis based on the somewhat cordate bases, which is typically an acidic swamp species.
by Erik Danielsen
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: British Columbia
Topic: tall western larch. Tallest in canada they claim.
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Re: tall western larch. Tallest in canada they claim.

Thanks for sharing. A beautiful video and a strikingly emergent tree. Some of the comments on biomass relative to poplars and elms struck me as a little funny, but whatever. Those epiphytes!
by Erik Danielsen
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Big Basin - Allegany State Park
Replies: 23
Views: 4314

Re: Big Basin - Allegany State Park

In addition to a single tree (a very large Red Oak) measured on October 10 while visiting for other purposes, I was able to spend October 25 plying the Big Basin area for addition trees of note. I've been trying to focus more on recording large girths and eventually want to compile some rucker girth...
by Erik Danielsen
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Allegany State Park's Trackless West
Replies: 14
Views: 3427

Re: Allegany State Park's Trackless West

In the past month I've had the chance to make a couple visits to this part of ASP. I'm including now the rest of the western portion of this park (not just that large trail-free block) in this thread. Even though there are some trails around Quaker Lake and Blacksnake Mountain, the density of trails...
by Erik Danielsen
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Big Basin - Allegany State Park
Replies: 23
Views: 4314

Re: Big Basin - Allegany State Park

Stefan,

Those parts of PA definitely are a good indicator for this area's growth potential. And it turns out ASP has its own answer to "Miss Marilla" in the western section, which I'll post about soon. Haven't found any really large Yellow Birch yet, though.
by Erik Danielsen
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Buckhorn Island State Park
Replies: 8
Views: 913

Re: Buckhorn Island State Park

I've been able to make a few more quick visits to Buckhorn to continue exploring and measuring trees. As of this past week, the large 16.5'cbh Shumard Oak has lost about half its crown. It was interesting to be able to look at the foliage, twigs, and acorns up close rather than scavenging fallen bit...
by Erik Danielsen
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Washington
Topic: Hoh Rainforest
Replies: 14
Views: 2964

Re: Hoh Rainforest

I had thought Zoar's tallest Tulip might be the tallest hardwood in north america north of the Philadelphia area, and I think typical map projections gave me a notion that NY is similar in latitude to parts of Washington. Never mind! Your Black Cottonwood is further north than the northernmost tip o...
by Erik Danielsen
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: New York
Topic: A 50m NY Pine
Replies: 9
Views: 1463

Re: A 50m NY Pine

Of the three 160' trees in the area, only two are at or near 13'cbh, and none of the trees measured to the upper 150s that may become 160s are in the 13'cbh range yet either, so I think for now it's just two. That's not to say there couldn't be more to find. 13'cbh pines in the adirondacks just keep...

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