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Re: A Meaningful Dedication

Bob, No worries! I didn’t realize you were thinking of this forum when you asked me if I wanted to be the one to share the news. You tell the story nicely. All, As Ray and Tony were preparing for the video shoot, Bob and I were examining some of the tall, middle-aged and older trees at the base of t...
by a_blooming_botanist
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:16 pm
 
Forum: MA - Mohawk Trail State Forest
Topic: A Meaningful Dedication
Comments: 3
Views: 83

Re: Pharaoh Lake Wilderness, Essex & Warren Counties, NY

Elijah, Wow! You’ve found some great trees up there! I spent the other weekend camping on Putnam Pond with some friends. Even though I had my rangefinder with me, between swatting at black flies and doing fun things with my friends I wasn’t able to properly measure any of the trees. There were some ...
by a_blooming_botanist
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:11 pm
 
Forum: New York
Topic: Pharaoh Lake Wilderness, Essex & Warren Counties, NY
Comments: 15
Views: 566

Re: Superpines in Thoreau's backyard (Lincoln MA)

Andrew, Oops, you too have a vote in naming those pines. It's all in the capable hands of the A-Team-East. Bob I respectfully give the nod to Doug and Jared, besides I would name it something completely wrong ;-) -AJ I would defer to Doug, as he first fired infrared laser pulses at these trees and ...
by a_blooming_botanist
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:09 pm
 
Forum: Eastern United States, Canada, and Greenland
Topic: Superpines in Thoreau's backyard (Lincoln MA)
Comments: 9
Views: 402

Re: Northborough: Edmund Hill Woods and more

I want to make it clear that my initial comment on Doug’s methods wasn’t meant disparagingly; Doug is one of the most competent tree measurers I know. He and I have discussed the methods that we use in measuring trees and he has planted a healthy seed of doubt in my mind regarding some of our techni...
by a_blooming_botanist
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:29 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Northborough: Edmund Hill Woods and more
Comments: 13
Views: 502

Re: 130 and above in Thoreau Land

Ents, Oops! I inadvertantly left off Jared Lockwood from the A-team list. Jared is very much A-team. In fact, Jared is super A-team. He's the Dude! Sorry for the omission, Brother Jared. You get my allotment of ice cream scoops (courtesy of Brother Ray) for the next two weeks. Bob Thanks, Bob! No w...
by a_blooming_botanist
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:23 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: 130 and above in Thoreau Land
Comments: 14
Views: 433

Northborough: Edmund Hill Woods and more

Greetings, NTSers! Yesterday Doug Bidlack, Andrew Joslin, and I met for a day of tree hunting in Northborough. After we each finished our eggs benedict, coffee, and orange juice at Britney’s Cafe, we set sail in my car for Edmund Hill Woods. We started into the woods from the parking lot in the sout...
by a_blooming_botanist
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:45 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Northborough: Edmund Hill Woods and more
Comments: 13
Views: 502

Re: Atlantic white-cedars in eastern MA

Today I went on a little solo reconnaissance mission to scope out the Atlantic white cedars in the Westborough cedar swamp. At the confluence of several streams and at the headwaters of the Sudbury River, this wetland area covers over 1,600 acres. There are only scattered patches of cedar trees thes...
by a_blooming_botanist
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:38 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Atlantic white-cedars in eastern MA
Comments: 5
Views: 366

Re: Atlantic white-cedars in eastern MA

Yesterday Doug and Ellen Bidlack hosted an Atlantic white cedar hunt in southeastern Massachusetts, to which Andrew Joslin, his friend Asa, and I were cordially invited. We met in the morning, piled our bodies and gear into my car, and set off for Copicut Woods in Fall River. I parked the car on Yel...
by a_blooming_botanist
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:52 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Atlantic white-cedars in eastern MA
Comments: 5
Views: 366

Re: 150-ft white pine in eastern MA

Jared, Congratulations to you and Doug. This is a significant find. Are these trees in a plantation? Any guess as to the age? Elijah Thanks! I see no evidence that would suggest that these trees are plantation trees. Harvard Forest published a map of Massachusetts showing, based on land cover surve...
by a_blooming_botanist
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:35 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: 150-ft white pine in eastern MA
Comments: 7
Views: 332

150-ft white pine in eastern MA

Good news, everyone! Eastern Massachusetts now has a member of the 150’ white pine club! Today I had the pleasure of meeting up with Doug Bidlack to measure some of the tall pines in Lincoln that he had reported on back in 2014. As these trees are growing on private property, we first stopped at the...
by a_blooming_botanist
Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:52 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: 150-ft white pine in eastern MA
Comments: 7
Views: 332
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