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Re: Calloway Gap Hemlocks

It is shocking no doubt, but I find myself pleased to see a big tree, living or dead, instead of the typical scrubby and overstocked stands of stick timber that passes for forest around here. Even better if has a hole in it where I can imagine that an owl or pileated woodpecker lives. I wonder how l...
by Ashe County
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:24 pm
 
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Calloway Gap Hemlocks
Comments: 6
Views: 778

Re: Calloway Gap Hemlocks

thanks Will. Ranger Dan sent me a msg. and also mentioned Gabes Mt. Is Holgen Branch off of a named trail in Cataloochie? I haven't been there since before the Hemlock catastrophe, but the photos look like some nearly pure stands were wiped out. About time I checked out those Elk too. Any observatio...
by Ashe County
Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:20 pm
 
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Calloway Gap Hemlocks
Comments: 6
Views: 778

Calloway Gap Hemlocks

I have driven past this small stand of mostly Hemlock for years and lo and behold I finally scrambled up the slope to measure how big around they actually are: the largest is 11" 5" in circumference and the second is 10' 6"" Not champion size I know but the trees are still relati...
by Ashe County
Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:27 pm
 
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Calloway Gap Hemlocks
Comments: 6
Views: 778

Re: Mountains-to-Sea Trail

It took me several years to figure out that sweet cherry could naturalize. I had some trees that looked like cherries but not any of the native ones. finally they put on a few fruits that were sweet. not expecting a good crop from them as the ones I planted just don't like the spring weather.
by Ashe County
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:03 pm
 
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Mountains-to-Sea Trail
Comments: 40
Views: 3620

Re: Parkway closed at Mt. Mitchell

Hwy 194 in Avery County is closed now too. It actually failed and took out most of the road. Look! the sun is shining today.
by Ashe County
Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:57 pm
 
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Parkway closed at Mt. Mitchell
Comments: 3
Views: 549

Parkway closed at Mt. Mitchell

from MP 375 N of Asheville to Hwy 128 at Mt. Mitchell State Park due to an unstable slope which has produced a deep crack in the roadway. I seem to have procrastinated on going to Big Butt too long. I was waiting for a more favorable weather forecast which never came. It would have to get quite dry ...
by Ashe County
Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:02 pm
 
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Parkway closed at Mt. Mitchell
Comments: 3
Views: 549

Re: It's football vs. forest at Va. Tech

the students mobilized against it James. people were holding signs, talking thru megaphones, you get the picture. the faculty voted against it. the university board announced that the woods would not be cut. with enough citizen protest, policies can change.
by Ashe County
Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:59 pm
 
Forum: Virginia
Topic: It's football vs. forest at Va. Tech
Comments: 9
Views: 1363

Re: More Troubling News about Neonicotinoid Insecticides

recent article in Knox news states predator beetles "increasing in number" in the smokies, and the park is adding two new species. I was under the impression that the effort to establish beetle populations sufficient to impact the problem had been nearly a complete failure. anyone know the...
by Ashe County
Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:29 pm
 
Forum: General Science Discussions
Topic: More Troubling News about Neonicotinoid Insecticides
Comments: 10
Views: 1375

Re: More Troubling News about Neonicotinoid Insecticides

I have eliminated the use of imidacloprid as a borer treatment on my young fruit trees after a big honeybee dieoff in the area. I applied it only after bloom but the carryover effect in the next season is concerning. I will monitor and continue to treat my hemlock tho, at least until the stuff can't...
by Ashe County
Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:53 pm
 
Forum: General Science Discussions
Topic: More Troubling News about Neonicotinoid Insecticides
Comments: 10
Views: 1375

Re: Videos of Old-Growth Oak Forest on Holston Mountain, TN

good work Josh. hopefully a "save" that will last.
by Ashe County
Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:04 pm
 
Forum: Tennessee
Topic: Videos of Old-Growth Oak Forest on Holston Mountain, TN
Comments: 13
Views: 3151
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