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Jared, I'm glad to see this site finally given the attention it deserves from someone with the time and energy to do so. I've long wanted to measure some of the trees here, living only ten miles away, but I've never gotten to around to measuring any of them. You've confirmed my suspicions that there...
- Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:06 am
- Forum: Forest Management
- Topic: Restoration of Sugar Maple Stand
- Replies: 4
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ENTS, I thought I'd share the story of my efforts to heal an abused stand of young sugar maples on my land in eastern New York. This site was cow pasture as recently as the late 1970s, since then it slowly turned into a thicket of multiflora rose and buckthorn, and now has been replaced primarily by...
- Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:26 am
- Forum: Massachusetts
- Topic: NE forests were old growth not cultured.
- Replies: 2
- Views: 465
This is a topic I have thought much about recently, and I generally don't fall for the idea that all of our New England forests were burned into oak forests; people often assume that all that mattered to the indigenous peoples of North America were abundant game and nut and berry producing plants, t...
I don't think we should write off the northern part of Connecticut entirely, I've been meaning to measure a few tuliptrees in Sharon which I believe are over 130' and likely still quite young with a lot more growing to do, which I find somewhat remarkable considering that they are growing on rocky s...
- Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:34 am
- Forum: Forest Preservation and Conservation
- Topic: What's Wrong With Our Conservation Paradigm?
- Replies: 0
- Views: 608
You wake up early one morning with the intent of climbing the highest mountain in your ecoregion, you set out from an early successional shrub thicket that was pasture-land several years earlier. Later, you ascend through an old growth montane oak forest and find yourself among vast alpine blueberry...
- Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:23 am
- Forum: General Discussions
- Topic: An Ode to the Bradford Pear
- Replies: 6
- Views: 1076
Rand, Do you know why callery pears so frequently escape from planted trees in Ohio? I always hear of how "invasive" they are, and almost always, the location described in is Ohio. Or is this even the case, and they really only invade highly disturbed areas? I have never seen an escapee in my part o...
- Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:16 pm
- Forum: Vermont
- Topic: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP and Billings Park
- Replies: 8
- Views: 1361
ENTS, I failed to report on a visit I made to the park in September of 2018. I did not bring a tripod and the in-leaf canopy made hitting the true tops of many of these trees very difficult. So please consider these height numbers on the low side. The white pines and Norway spruce may be the stars o...
I decided to also put together an RHI10 for Columbia County, which neighbors Dutchess to the north. This county RHI is probably an even poorer representation of what trees currently grow in the county, let alone what once did. Columbia is under even more widespread and intensive agriculture than Dut...
Since Erik mentioned Dutchess County, I shall do my part and contribute what I believe is the most accurate current RHI10 for the county based on my own findings and Elijah's reports from along the Hudson River. It should be kept in mind that this is only representing two sites, the Vanderbilt Estat...