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by DwainSchroeder
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: History and Historical Great Trees
Topic: The Balmville Tree
Replies: 1
Views: 1339

Re: The Balmville Tree

It was interesting and amusing that the neighbor was able to clone the tree by simply sticking a twig in the ground. That's a very easy technique to use with willows, and I suppose willows and cottonwoods are similar. I'm guessing that tree may actually have a multitude of offspring in the surroundi...
by DwainSchroeder
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Michigan List
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

Re: Michigan List

Doug, Thanks for publishing your list. It's very interesting. I know you are not really assembling a champion tree list, but it brought back some memories along that line. The first time I saw Michigan's champion tree list was in a Michigan Department of Natural Resources magazine back I believe in ...
by DwainSchroeder
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: Lead Mine White Oak
Replies: 16
Views: 4720

Re: Lead Mine White Oak

The Lead Mine oak is an intriguing tale. It's a shame that the story and the significance of the actual tree has been greatly overshadowed by the attention given to its misrepresentation in the photos. I have often wondered what the tree was really like. My guess is that it was indeed a very large t...
by DwainSchroeder
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Invasive Species and Tree Diseases
Topic: Emerald Ash Borer Treatment
Replies: 9
Views: 2584

Re: Emerald Ash Borer Treatment

Rand, Thanks for the information links about EAB natural control. It looks like there is some promising work going on. I have often wondered about the fate of the ash seedlings presently growing in this area. (The mature ash are of course all dead.) My understanding and observation is that EAB don't...
by DwainSchroeder
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Invasive Species and Tree Diseases
Topic: Emerald Ash Borer Treatment
Replies: 9
Views: 2584

Re: Emerald Ash Borer Treatment

After the last of the ash trees here in NW Ohio were dying off, about 5 years ago, I noticed one small ash tree in my woods that still looked healthy. It was about 10" diameter, 40' tall. Other ash trees this size were dead. I doubt if this tree had any special resistance; it was somewhat isolated f...
by DwainSchroeder
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Russ Forest Lidar
Replies: 28
Views: 6777

Russ Forest Big Tulip Tree

I visited Russ Forest in the fall of 1980 after reading about the big tulip tree (in a Michigan Dept of Natural Resources magazine). The magazine listed the tree as 196' tall. A specific number like 196', as opposed to say a description of "over 200' tall", implied to me that the tree was measured w...
by DwainSchroeder
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Dendrochronology and Tree Ages
Topic: Manufacturing of an increment borer
Replies: 7
Views: 2515

Re: Manufacturing of an increment borer

You have taken on a very challenging project. Years ago, I toyed with the idea of making a 30" borer to look at growth rings on a giant burr oak in Goll Woods Preserve (northwest Ohio), for a precipitation history study. The tree was already dead but still standing The Preserve has a strict "no dist...
by DwainSchroeder
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Ohio
Topic: Black Oak
Replies: 6
Views: 2558

Re: Black Oak

I was interested in the status of this tree and I talked to someone today who helps manage the estate on which the black oak grew. He said that the tree basically succumbed to old age, and had to be taken down a while back. The tree probably grew beyond it's normal life span due to the extensive cab...
by DwainSchroeder
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: walnut and Q alba prices
Replies: 5
Views: 1793

Re: walnut and Q alba prices

Timber cutting activities may have a somewhat negative connotation for some on this site but I think it's good news that Midwest timber prices are again on the rise. I believe that this actually has a positive affect in preserving woodlands, at least here in the Midwest corn belt. In the old days ab...
by DwainSchroeder
Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hidden Life of Trees
Replies: 12
Views: 5287

Re: Hidden Life of Trees

I read the book a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. It presented a good amount of science as well as the author's personal experience and insight as an observer of tree behavior. I learned a lot and he also verified some of my own thoughts and theories about trees. As might have been mentioned in...

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