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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
Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:21 pm
 
Forum: Virginia
Topic: Ramseys Draft Wilderness, VA
Comments: 5
Views: 1025

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
Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:22 am
 
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: Coopers Rock State Forest - Hemlock Trail 2016
Comments: 5
Views: 763

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...
by sjhalow
Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:13 am
 
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: Coopers Rock State Forest - Hemlock Trail 2016
Comments: 5
Views: 763

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 Aug 10, 2015 1:13 pm
 
Forum: Phildelphia and the Countryside
Topic: White Clay Creek Preserve, Pa.
Comments: 5
Views: 661

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 ...
by sjhalow
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:56 pm
 
Forum: Oregon
Topic: Oregon Old Growth Suggestions
Comments: 7
Views: 900

Oregon Old Growth Suggestions

Hi Folks, We are going to be visiting Oregon later on this month. We would like to check out some old growth trees while there. Does anyone have any suggestions? We will be staying in the Willamette valley about 40 minutes southwest of Portland. We had been considering the Valley of The Giants in Po...
by sjhalow
Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:20 pm
 
Forum: Oregon
Topic: Oregon Old Growth Suggestions
Comments: 7
Views: 900

Giant Sycamore in Mingo Creek Park Badly Damaged

On April 14th the top broke off of a giant sycamore in Washington County's Mingo Creek Park. This evening I stopped by to check out the damage. Despite of the constant rain I managed to take a few pics. Pic of tree from distance DSC00944.JPG View up through hollow center of tree DSC00945.JPG View fr...
by sjhalow
Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:54 pm
 
Forum: Pittsburgh and Southwestern PA
Topic: Giant Sycamore in Mingo Creek Park Badly Damaged
Comments: 0
Views: 378

Re: IDing Another Oak Hybrid

Could be a Leana Oak (black oak and shingle oak hybrid). Here's post from a couple of years back. http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=131&t=3161&hilit=Leana+Oak&start=0 But the leaves look a bit more slender than typical shingle oak leaves, so more likely a black oak and willow oak h...
by sjhalow
Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:37 pm
 
Forum: Tree Species, Families and Identification
Topic: IDing Another Oak Hybrid
Comments: 6
Views: 680

Re: Hemlock Wooly Adelgid found at Cook Forest SP, PA

After an overnight stay at Cherry Springs State Park, to watch the Perseids, we drove through Colton Point State Park and found HWA at an overlook of the Pine Creek Gorge (PA Grand Canyon). We weren't even looking for it, so it's likely that the park is already extensively infested.
by sjhalow
Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:07 pm
 
Forum: PA - Cook Forest SP
Topic: Hemlock Wooly Adelgid found at Cook Forest SP, PA
Comments: 19
Views: 3575

Re: Hewitt Island, Perryopolis, PA

I revisited this island last summer and the tree that we first identified as a Scarlet Oak. I collected a few acorns and none of them had concentric circles that would indicate a Scarlet Oak, also they were too large to be Pin Oak acorns. So I am now reasonably sure that it is actually a Black Oak. ...
by sjhalow
Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:23 pm
 
Forum: Pittsburgh and Southwestern PA
Topic: Hewitt Island, Perryopolis, PA
Comments: 15
Views: 14320
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