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by Shorea
Sun May 03, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: California
Topic: Long time no post
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Re: Long time no post

I would add the Daily Digests notification email is also no longer working, and has not been working for quite a long time now.

At least for me and some others, we no longer get any Daily Digest emails.
by Shorea
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Southeast Asia & East Indies
Topic: 100.8 meter giant Shorea found in Malaysia
Replies: 9
Views: 2072

Re: 100.8 meter giant Shorea found in Malaysia

Latest post on Mongabay about this tree with a few more additional photos. https://news.mongabay.com/2019/04/climber-verifies-that-tallest-tropical-tree-topping-100-meters/?fbclid=IwAR0xx_3GPHjyFefqXfd9CMMt0c4N6MRfl1XSq8AGy7Fy4pen2ZatZakowRI Also towards the bottom of the article, it adds that anoth...
by Shorea
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Southeast Asia & East Indies
Topic: 100.8 meter giant Shorea found in Malaysia
Replies: 9
Views: 2072

100.8 meter giant Shorea found in Malaysia

Wow, this came as a surprise to me, but I think it's just that people (Malaysians) never bothered about them previously, and are just busy cutting the forests down. https://on.natgeo.com/2CV1ANQ There was also another record of 96.90 meters in the Tawau Hills Park, Sabah which never made the headlin...
by Shorea
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: Wild fires ravage Australia's greatest trees
Replies: 3
Views: 1184

Re: Wild fires ravage Australia's greatest trees

It's depressing indeed. But I don't see the earth improving, just getting worse. It's getting harder and harder for these ancient giants to go on living. Climatic changes are coming so fast now. Even the earth's magnetic shield is weaker now, allowing more solar radiation, and I'm sure it does impac...
by Shorea
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Southeast Asia & East Indies
Topic: Height measuring in Peninsular Malaysia
Replies: 14
Views: 4088

Re: Height measuring in Peninsular Malaysia

https://www.rainforestjournal.com/taman-negara-national-park/ Here's my blog post on our Taman Negara trip. It's taken me a while to get it up. If you ever visit Taman Negara, taking the boat ride up the broad Tembeling River is the best way to take in the grandeur. Both left and right of the river ...
by Shorea
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Panama Study: Tallest Trees Died Mostly from Lightning
Replies: 0
Views: 979

Panama Study: Tallest Trees Died Mostly from Lightning

https://eos.org/articles/panama-study-tallest-tropical-trees-died-mostly-from-lightning On Barro Colorado Island in the Panama Canal, scientists map lightning strikes and find that they kill mainly the loftiest trees, likely disturbing the forest ecology. The researchers also found that lightning wa...
by Shorea
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Trees and Forests - General Discussion Forums
Topic: Where is NTS Going
Replies: 21
Views: 6521

Re: Where is NTS Going

I'll jump in first. I think at its present state, ENTS is still very relevant. It's true many members are inactive, but I put that down to work, job, business, family, etc....I myself have gotten very busy in the past two years, and I presume it's the same for others, even as I see the ever declinin...
by Shorea
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: History and Historical Great Trees
Topic: The Senator is dead
Replies: 7
Views: 1976

Re: The Senator is dead

I was under the impression that the Senator was still alive, but the last time I saw/read about the tree was a long time ago, perhaps 2009-2010, and I wasn't aware that in the intervening years, some moron would go and kill it. But in the intervening years, so has a lot of things changed in the worl...
by Shorea
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: History and Historical Great Trees
Topic: The Senator is dead
Replies: 7
Views: 1976

Re: The Senator is dead

I see, the date was not displayed properly in my browser, on mobile phone (which is what I was on).

At any rate, the threats to big historical trees will always increase as human population keeps increasing. Thus, the risk "quotient" goes up as time goes on.

What a shame.
by Shorea
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: History and Historical Great Trees
Topic: The Senator is dead
Replies: 7
Views: 1976

The Senator is dead

It stood for 3500 years until some drug using moron from this 21st century went and burned it down.

Did anyone know of this?
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/Ancient-Cy ... 64753.html

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