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Re: Norway spruce cones

Bob: I think I may have finally solved a mystery, and maybe you can give me some information that could help confirm this. Here is the mystery: Something like 15 years ago my wife and I travelled up into NY and MA. One of the things we did was get the national champion NS measured. When I was on the...
by gnmcmartin
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:17 am
 
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Norway spruce cones
Comments: 20
Views: 1031

Re: Norway spruce cones

Joe: In Maryland, a land owner can't get any Forestry Incentives Program (FIP) assistance to plant any non-native species, including, of course, Norway spruce. A few years ago--last time I checked--one could apply for a waiver for a planting of 5% of any re-forestation project. This strict limitatio...
by gnmcmartin
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:15 pm
 
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Norway spruce cones
Comments: 20
Views: 1031

Re: Norway spruce cones

Bob, and others interested in Norway spruce: I left out a couple of important things related to poor performing Norway spruce. One problem for landscape/ornamental plantings is its high sensitivity to weed control lawn chemicals. I don't have any data on specific chemicals and the application rates ...
by gnmcmartin
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:03 am
 
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Norway spruce cones
Comments: 20
Views: 1031

Re: Norway spruce cones

Bob: Just a couple of examples I can find immediately: Knowing Your trees, 1964 edition, says this: "Norway spruce usually begins to deteriorate before reaching 60 feet, and seldom lives more than 100 years." And this from The guide to Garden Trees and Shrubs, by Norman Taylor: "A ubi...
by gnmcmartin
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:16 pm
 
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Norway spruce cones
Comments: 20
Views: 1031

Re: Some NTS Statistics and related babble

Bob: Misinformation of all sorts about trees is everywhere--it is like a virus that can't be stamped out. I haven't looked at the most recent edition of Knowing Your Trees, published by American Forests, but anyone reading the description in some of the former editions would definitely remove any NS...
by gnmcmartin
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:17 pm
 
Forum: Trees and Forests - General Discussion Forums
Topic: Some NTS Statistics and related babble
Comments: 8
Views: 546

Re: Norway spruce cones

Bob:

Of course.

--Gaines
by gnmcmartin
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:35 am
 
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Norway spruce cones
Comments: 20
Views: 1031

Re: Norway spruce cones

PA wildernessadvocate and NS lovers generally: As for spreading cones on the ground for reproduction, maybe. The big issue is the environment for the seedlings to grow once they germinate. Norway spruce seedlings do not compete well with weeds and grasses--not nearly as well as white pine. But, of c...
by gnmcmartin
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:58 pm
 
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Norway spruce cones
Comments: 20
Views: 1031

Re: They keep on growing

Joe: You give a very good summary of the issues related to value increases, and, of course, some of the non-timber values of older standing trees are very difficult to quantify. And your mention of veneer is spot on. This can involve an absolutely massive increase in value with just a relatively sma...
by gnmcmartin
Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:16 pm
 
Forum: MA - Mohawk Trail State Forest
Topic: They keep on growing
Comments: 10
Views: 546

Re: Coast Redwood vs Giant Sequoia

John and Ranger: John, thanks for the photos of Crescent Meadow, and Ranger, thanks for the report on the "new" Round Meadow and surrounding areas. Many years ago I took some picture of Crescent meadow with a 3-D camera. There are especially wonderful because they give a sense of the "...
by gnmcmartin
Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:01 pm
 
Forum: California
Topic: Coast Redwood vs Giant Sequoia
Comments: 36
Views: 2721

Re: Coast Redwood vs Giant Sequoia

Don and tree/forest lovers: I probably didn't say enough about Crescent meadow. Of course, when I noted that John Muir said it was "the gem of the sierra," that may say it all, so forgive my elaboration. It is a long, crescent shaped meadow, entirely surrounded by giant sequoias. Nothing I...
by gnmcmartin
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:13 pm
 
Forum: California
Topic: Coast Redwood vs Giant Sequoia
Comments: 36
Views: 2721
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