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Re: Tall Hemlocks (thumb of MI)

Bob and Elijah, Yes, I surely hope the HWA will be held by the dropping temperatures in the winter months... the forests here in Michigan as well as the rest of the Northern US forests, need the hemlocks. Lucas, thank you, i find that to be very helpful as well in all cases, but especially when I'm ...
by InglesLuke
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:53 pm
 
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Tall Hemlocks (thumb of MI)
Comments: 5
Views: 315

Re: Northern White Cedar in the Thumb

That makes sense, they need to stay cold obviously, but I guess the calcitic soils, outcrops and the rocks in general are just a desire for the tree rather than a absolute necessity. I imagine they still grow best on the cold calcitic slopes though.

Luke
by InglesLuke
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:06 pm
 
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Northern White Cedar in the Thumb
Comments: 11
Views: 598

Tall Hemlocks (thumb of MI)

Today ended up being very cold (single digits) but I wanted to remeasure the 125' Hemlock that I mentioned earlier to make sure everything checked out in addition to getting a diameter measurement. It measured 25.8 DBH (tried my best to find mid slope) and I once again got 125'! In addition, one hun...
by InglesLuke
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:51 pm
 
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Tall Hemlocks (thumb of MI)
Comments: 5
Views: 315

Re: Northern White Cedar in the Thumb

Oh, my mistake, yes i can imagine it would be.

Interesting stuff, good to hear they can be planted in the yard along with the rest, as well as keep up, they truly are beautiful trees.

Luke
by InglesLuke
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:54 am
 
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Northern White Cedar in the Thumb
Comments: 11
Views: 598

Re: Northern White Cedar in the Thumb

Doug, that is super cool, thanks for the information. I'll have to keep looking, surely there are bigger ones out there. Wisconsitom, I agree, Thuja needs the cold and enjoys the calcitic rocks. I attend university down in Ohio and Thuja Occidentalis is pretty rare that far south but perched on the ...
by InglesLuke
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:52 pm
 
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Northern White Cedar in the Thumb
Comments: 11
Views: 598

Re: Northern White Cedar in the Thumb

I went back today and measured the 24 DBH Cedar and got 73', a very nice tree. I also measured a few more and got heights in the 50s and 60s. In addition, i came across a tall and skinny Hemlock that i measured at 125'! it sits low in a ravine where it must compete the rest of the trees that have th...
by InglesLuke
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:39 pm
 
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Northern White Cedar in the Thumb
Comments: 11
Views: 598

Re: Northern White Cedar in the Thumb

Dale, I'm glad i stopped in, it was good to catch up and hear about some of the oldest trees in Cook. I have heard of them getting very large, for example the few virgin specimens on south manitou island in NW MI. However, it really all depends on growing condition from what i understand. Assuming t...
by InglesLuke
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:48 pm
 
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Northern White Cedar in the Thumb
Comments: 11
Views: 598

Northern White Cedar in the Thumb

I was out exploring some state land today where i was primarily looking for any nice sized Eastern Hemlocks and White Pines, but ran across a nice surprise–– a large grove of Northern White Cedars. they are not overly common in the area so it was a nice surprise. they were clinging along a steep slo...
by InglesLuke
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:55 pm
 
Forum: Michigan
Topic: Northern White Cedar in the Thumb
Comments: 11
Views: 598

Re: Logging Photo, White Pine?

Dan, the heartwood observation definitely rules white pine out in addition to the other characteristics you mentioned. I was skeptical but not sure, thanks for the definitive verdict, this makes perfect sense. Bob, yes, i have seen some myself as well, the west Virginia oak comes to mind that was mo...
by InglesLuke
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:35 pm
 
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: Logging Photo, White Pine?
Comments: 4
Views: 318

Logging Photo, White Pine?

I ran across this picture in the attached link and was skeptical of the claimed photo of the White Pine. The bark does totally look like W. Pine to me, it almost looks like a hemlock or even a doug fir. In addition it is a massive tree and although I'm sure some W. Pines left alone long enough on a ...
by InglesLuke
Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:43 pm
 
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: Logging Photo, White Pine?
Comments: 4
Views: 318
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