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Re: Forest interactions

Thanks for the offer to show me some of your work Joe, I'll get back to you after leaf-out. Don - my experience walking through beech thickets was not pleasant either - came out with ticks crawling all over me. I'm now interested to see what that beech growth in the CSF looks like now. I've seen som...
by jeffk
Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:17 pm
 
Forum: Forest Ecology and Processes
Topic: Forest interactions
Comments: 25
Views: 1416

Re: Forest interactions

Joe - Thanks for the info on Mike Leonard. i'll check out his website and see if he's offering any site tours. I have to admit, I was one of those turned off by the apparent destruction created by logging or silva-culture, but after learning more about it, I can see the positive aspects and apprecia...
by jeffk
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:39 pm
 
Forum: Forest Ecology and Processes
Topic: Forest interactions
Comments: 25
Views: 1416

Re: Forest interactions

Joe- How quickly we forget! I've got that beautiful Harvard Forest Wildlands andWoodlands pamphlet sitting on my bookshelf. Those public hearings and working sessions presented by the DCR stick in my mind. They drew all types of viewpoints ... talk about entrenched values! So where do I go to see an...
by jeffk
Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:26 pm
 
Forum: Forest Ecology and Processes
Topic: Forest interactions
Comments: 25
Views: 1416

Re: Forest interactions

Joe - I agree that forestry can make the difference between destruction of a forest ecosystem and creation of a ... well, call it managed disturbance in order to harvest saw timber or whatever with an eye towards a sustaining the forest ecosystem, but Ithink forest management is often used as a tool...
by jeffk
Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:09 pm
 
Forum: Forest Ecology and Processes
Topic: Forest interactions
Comments: 25
Views: 1416

Re: Forest interactions

Lucas -
Yes I did, despite searching on Wohlleben's name. Thanks for pointing it out.
by jeffk
Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:33 pm
 
Forum: Forest Ecology and Processes
Topic: Forest interactions
Comments: 25
Views: 1416

Forest interactions

Hi Ents- I ran across this article in the NYT (1/29/2016) about a forester in Germany (Peter Wohlleben) who has become an advocate for forests in themselves rather than a practitioner of forest management methods strongly focused on productivity. In fact, he has found that less reliance on machinery...
by jeffk
Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:02 pm
 
Forum: Forest Ecology and Processes
Topic: Forest interactions
Comments: 25
Views: 1416

Re: Monument Mt Chestnuts

Thanks Joe, looks like I'll have to make a return trip!
by jeffk
Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:12 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Monument Mt Chestnuts
Comments: 4
Views: 531

Re: Monument Mt Chestnuts

Joe- I don’t think TTOR has added any new trails; it’s a very basic loop trail around the mountain base and a ridge trail. There are 3 very distinct ecosystems which make the hike interesting. The east side appears to be mixed hardwoods; beech, yellow birch, chestnut oak, maple. As you double back, ...
by jeffk
Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:46 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Monument Mt Chestnuts
Comments: 4
Views: 531

Monument Mt Chestnuts

Hi ENTS - I recently hiked Monument Mountain Reservation just north of Gt. Barrington, MA; an interesting hike in terms of flora and geology. On the west side of this quartzite ridge I noticed a good many small American Chestnuts of the usual shrub-size, but also a number of 2-3" diameter trees...
by jeffk
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:27 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Monument Mt Chestnuts
Comments: 4
Views: 531

Re: Growth Ring Volume Estimate

Bob-
I'd like to to take you up on your offer to show me the tagged stand in MSF. Also, if you could point me in the direction of the data set (I assume it's here on the site somewhere) it would be interesting to digest some that beforehand. Let me know when you're headed out there again.
JeffK
by jeffk
Tue May 27, 2014 9:10 pm
 
Forum: Dendrochronology and Tree Ages
Topic: Growth Ring Volume Estimate
Comments: 18
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