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by sjhalow
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Watkins Glen State Park
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Re: Watkins Glen State Park

Pretty good heights on those White Pines. From the photos it looks like there might be a couple dozen more on the site.

I visited Watkins Glen (the gorge) a few years ago, I didn't realize that the park extended much beyond the gorge.
by sjhalow
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: Cheat Lake, WV
Replies: 5
Views: 857

Re: Cheat Lake, WV

Erik, I have to confess the photo is a bit misleading. It only shows the upper reaches of the lake. On the left is Coopers Rock State Park, on the right is Snake Hill Wildlife Management Area. The places that I have been measuring are a few miles downstream, behind where the photo was taken. There i...
by sjhalow
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Mississippi
Topic: Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge- Nov 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Re: Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge- Nov 2018

Larry, that fungus looks like a Sheepshead aka Hen-of-Woods, although I wouldn't stake my life on it!

Some of those trees look pretty old.
by sjhalow
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: Cheat Lake, WV
Replies: 5
Views: 857

Cheat Lake, WV

Hi folks This fall I started tree hunting along the shoreline and environs around Cheat Lake in West Virginia. The lake is an impoundment on the Cheat River and was built in 1925. It serves 3 purposes; power generation, flood control and recreation. The hydroelectric dam is right on the southern bor...
by sjhalow
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Idaho
Topic: Ponderosa State Park
Replies: 5
Views: 988

Re: Ponderosa State Park

Turner,
Very nice trees. I was in Idaho in late June. Spent 2 weeks in Moscow Idaho, about an hour south of Cour D Elaine. Idaho is a beautiful state. A lot of great trees there too. I visited a couple of old growth sites while out there, I hope to get around to posting a report on them soon.
by sjhalow
Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Virginia
Topic: Ramseys Draft Wilderness, VA
Replies: 5
Views: 1794

Re: Ramseys Draft Wilderness, VA

I think the tree in question is a White Ash. The leaves however look like hickory. I've noticed that ash leaves seem to decompose pretty quickly, might be hard to find any this time of year. I visited Shenandoah last fall and also noticed that the massive hemlock stands were long gone (Limberlost tr...
by sjhalow
Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: Coopers Rock State Forest - Hemlock Trail 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Re: Coopers Rock State Forest - Hemlock Trail 2016

There are 5 or so publically accessible old growth hemlock sites within 2 hours of my home. This one is perhaps the nicest. The hemlocks look quite healthy and it is far less crowded than better known places like Cathedral and Swallow Falls State Parks. Turner - I don't recall measuring any hemlocks...
by sjhalow
Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: Coopers Rock State Forest - Hemlock Trail 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Coopers Rock State Forest - Hemlock Trail 2016

On Feb 27th we visited a patch of old growth hemlocks in Coopers Rock State Forest in West Virginia. This site was visited a few years ago by Turner Sharp and Carl Harting and John Fichtner. http://ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=131&t=2047 The weather was sunny and a bit chilly, but still pleasant for...
by sjhalow
Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Phildelphia and the Countryside
Topic: White Clay Creek Preserve, Pa.
Replies: 5
Views: 1419

Re: White Clay Creek Preserve, Pa.

George,

Wow! Another incredible site.
Your Scarlet Oak is definitely a state record, it edges out a 132' tree I measured at Ohiopyle State Park a couple of years ago.
The 150' NRO and 134' Black Walnut also very, very impressive.
by sjhalow
Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Oregon
Topic: Oregon Old Growth Suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

Re: Oregon Old Growth Suggestions

Ranger Dan, Thanks for the reply and suggestions. I certainly understand and respect the desire to keep the location of certain superlative trees protected. I think we will look into some of the Sitka Spruce groves that you mentioned. They sound spectacular and we should be able to find some pretty ...

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