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Re: IDing The patterns and colors of Old Growth on Google Ea

Michael Knight touches on this subject in a report for a project in Corkscrew Swamp, Florida, he led: https://explorers.org/flag_reports/TEC_2015_Flag._Report._Michael_Knight__Ancient_Giants_of_the_Swamp__Flag_174__Aug._2014.pdf As does Jordan Burns in a 2015 paper http://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/1...
by addy
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:05 pm
 
Forum: Eastern United States, Canada, and Greenland
Topic: IDing The patterns and colors of Old Growth on Google Earth
Comments: 12
Views: 2301

Re: Atlantic white cedar. Florida champion.

There's a swamp in Ocala National Forest that contains the southernmost known White Cedar stand. It's located in Juniper Prairie Wilderness Area at the headwaters of a small partially spring fed creek called Mormon Branch. It's described by Mary Byrd Davis (in Old Growth In The East: A Survey) as co...
by addy
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:33 pm
 
Forum: Florida
Topic: Atlantic white cedar. Florida champion.
Comments: 6
Views: 272

Re: Data Wanted

Attached is a spreadsheet export of the Florida Dept. of Forestry Champion Tree database as of 11-7-2016. It doesn't contain the entries on non-public land. And the state DOF has implemented a rule that only trees with at least 80% of the current champion's points will be considered. They have since...
by addy
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:02 pm
 
Forum: Current Research Project Listings
Topic: Data Wanted
Comments: 10
Views: 974

Re: Central Florida checking in

Good to hear, [i] [/i] Are there any native figs there, or are they all further south, or in different habitats? 3 large ficus species native to Florida are Ficus Americana, F. citrifolia, and F. Auria. Auria ranges into central Florida according to USF's Institute for Systematic Botany (http://flo...
by addy
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:54 pm
 
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Central Florida checking in
Comments: 6
Views: 552

Quercus laurifolia - maximum known age?

I've been searching to no avail for any tree age data on the Swamp Laurel Oak, Quercus laurifolia. Literature lists their typical lifespan as around 70 years, short lived as oaks go. They are capable of reaching heights of 100', almost equal spreads, and DBHs of 7.5', and I've been wondering what ag...
by addy
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:35 pm
 
Forum: Dendrochronology and Tree Ages
Topic: Quercus laurifolia - maximum known age?
Comments: 2
Views: 147

Re: Central Florida checking in

Thanks! Ya it was Feb but I hadn't posted until this. I was surprised to find no mention of the Tosohatchee WMA here, it contains a large area of the most undisturbed forests I've seen. I'm racking up tree after tree to submit to the Florida champion tree register, and that's with their 80% of curre...
by addy
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:32 pm
 
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Central Florida checking in
Comments: 6
Views: 552

Re: Any large forest grown live oaks?

In the Tosohatchee WMA in Orange County Florida there are substantial tracts of hydric hammock that show little to no evidence of logging and I think likely have an undisturbed forest structure that could go back thousands of years or even as far as the beginning of the holocene. Live Oaks often dom...
by addy
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:22 pm
 
Forum: Live Oak Project
Topic: Any large forest grown live oaks?
Comments: 24
Views: 1861

Central Florida checking in

Hello all! I'm a native Florida son of a biologist and searching for superlatives in nature is a hobby of mine. Recently I have been systematically exploring a remarkable site in eastern Orange County Florida called the Tosohatchee Wildlife Management area. It contains an estimated 900 acres of old ...
by addy
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:14 pm
 
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Central Florida checking in
Comments: 6
Views: 552

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