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Re: Bear Swamp West - Old Growth Hollies

Yes, thank you for clarifying, Atlantic White Cedar. I wanted to start posting some of my shots here to learn more about the forests I photograph in. Looks like I chose the right place, lots of knowledgeable folks on this forum!
by bailey
Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:04 pm
 
Forum: New Jersey
Topic: Bear Swamp West - Old Growth Hollies
Comments: 10
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Re: Bear Swamp West - Old Growth Hollies

It's a white cedar, an exceptionally tall one. They grow well in Southern NJ, there is a lot of them in the Pine Barrens.
by bailey
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:04 pm
 
Forum: New Jersey
Topic: Bear Swamp West - Old Growth Hollies
Comments: 10
Views: 1296

Re: Bear Swamp West - Old Growth Hollies

A majority were 40-50 feet tall but some were pushing 70'. I do believe the oldest holly I came across is the one in the picture that is growing at an extreme angle with snow sitting on it. The holly had the thickest trunk of any I've ever seen and had all kinds of twisted and curved branches...
by bailey
Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:34 pm
 
Forum: New Jersey
Topic: Bear Swamp West - Old Growth Hollies
Comments: 10
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Bear Swamp West - Old Growth Hollies

Came across a grove of some really tall holllies. Even in winter the canopy was green in this part of the swamp. Came across a few large white cedars too on my way back out. This is my 3rd time into West and the swamp is starting to wake up with Spring around the corner. I heard multiple woodpeckers...
by bailey
Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:39 am
 
Forum: New Jersey
Topic: Bear Swamp West - Old Growth Hollies
Comments: 10
Views: 1296

Re: Old Growth report, Bear Swamp East explored w/pictures

Thanks John, that area lines up with what I've discovered so far, here's a track of my last time in the swamp, the bottom group of POI pins I marked were cedars and some really big American beech. I found West tricky getting into, the easiest access is through the sand wash area but is private prope...
by bailey
Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:39 am
 
Forum: New Jersey
Topic: Old Growth report, Bear Swamp East explored w/pictures
Comments: 17
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Re: Any idea on age of these Blueberry bushes?

Thanks Larry, appreciate it. It would be nice to know if these are over a 100 or not but I can't bring myself to hack on these at all. I am surprised I have not been able to find any pictures of confirmed 100+ year old blueberries that I can compare these with.
by bailey
Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:27 am
 
Forum: New Jersey
Topic: Any idea on age of these Blueberry bushes?
Comments: 4
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Re: Old Growth report, Bear Swamp East explored w/pictures

Thanks John, I've only explored East twice, and came across a few other large Tulips but nothing that compared to this. I've been to West now 3 times and have a fourth trip planned soon...waiting for the water table to go down some. The old growth in West is kind of magical, you walk through black p...
by bailey
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:07 am
 
Forum: New Jersey
Topic: Old Growth report, Bear Swamp East explored w/pictures
Comments: 17
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Any idea on age of these Blueberry bushes?

My family has a 40 acre agriculture farm in Milmay, NJ. 15 acres of this is swamp and bogs butted up against the Game Preserve. There is two small groves with very big and gnarly looking blueberry bushes, one is on the edge of our property, another grove is on the game preserve near where the Tuckah...
by bailey
Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:53 pm
 
Forum: New Jersey
Topic: Any idea on age of these Blueberry bushes?
Comments: 4
Views: 874

Re: Old Growth report, Bear Swamp East explored w/pictures

I'm into nature photography and since returning to my hometown area have been exploring both east and west bear swamp. I believe I came across the same Tulip tree John posted back in 2013, since its winter months I figured I share a few shots of it. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1710/24544390910_2c...
by bailey
Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:52 pm
 
Forum: New Jersey
Topic: Old Growth report, Bear Swamp East explored w/pictures
Comments: 17
Views: 2345

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