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by Porter
Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Question about tree diseases and pests ect
Replies: 10
Views: 3326

Re: Question about tree diseases and pests ect

Well said PAwildernessadvocate. This is a topic i'm really interested in. Both personally and professionally. I was talking with my brother-in-law a 3-4 years ago about his land. He lives in Central New York and his back yard is full of white ash. I told him "most of your trees are ash, except for t...
by Porter
Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Urban Forests, Trees, and Landscapes
Topic: Tree roots in the drain pipe
Replies: 10
Views: 4602

Re: Tree roots in the drain pipe

I remember seeing that same This Old House episode with the sleeve method for fixing a sewer line. Really cool but I had the same thought that it's probably really expensive. It does target the main problem which is usually a crack or weak joint in the pipe. No matter what you do roots will most lik...
by Porter
Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: Videos, Movies, and Televison Featuring Forests and Trees
Topic: Don Leopold's Dendrology Playlist
Replies: 3
Views: 1661

Re: Don Leopold's Dendrology Playlist

Thanks for posting this. Leopold's dendrology course was one of my favorites back in grad school.
by Porter
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Newbie tree ID request
Replies: 5
Views: 3141

Re: Newbie tree ID request

I second Will's sentiments about the princess tree. It amazes me that this exotic/invasive still gets promoted as a quality landscape tree. In a recent newsletter treesSC (SC's urban forestry council) profiled this tree and listed it's numerous benefits and uses in the landscape. I couldn't believe ...
by Porter
Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Newbie tree ID request
Replies: 5
Views: 3141

Re: Newbie tree ID request

Princess tree (Paulownia tomentosa)?
by Porter
Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: South Carolina
Topic: Cemetery Willow Oak Rock Hill, SC
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

Re: Cemetery Willow Oak Rock Hill, SC

Larry, It's interesting to compare how a species will grow over varying site conditions. I measured a willow oak last week behind my office on a greenway trail at 119.5' tall with a clear trunk to about 55'. Site is a mix of open/forested but it's obvious this tree has been there a lot longer than i...
by Porter
Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: South Carolina
Topic: Cemetery Willow Oak Rock Hill, SC
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

Re: Cemetery Willow Oak Rock Hill, SC

Brian, I thought it might be multi-stemmed too when I walked up on it but from some angles it definitely looks like a single-stemmed tree. At this point it's so massive that I can't tell for sure. It does have a bit of a live oak feel to it. The Charlotte/Rock Hill area is a hotbed for large willow ...
by Porter
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: South Carolina
Topic: Cemetery Willow Oak Rock Hill, SC
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

Cemetery Willow Oak Rock Hill, SC

I scoured ebay for a few weeks and finally got all the gear needed to do so serious measuring. Not too serious as I decided to go for the low hanging fruit and measure a cemetery willow oak I saw a few months back for my first ENTS method post. The tree is in Laurelwood Cemetery near downtown Rock H...
by Porter
Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: New York
Topic: North Syracuse Oak Groves Fall 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1600

Re: North Syracuse Oak Groves Fall 2012

I too got the chance to recently visit the Wizard of Oz grove. Amazing place. I stopped by earlier this month with my 8-year-old niece and we walked around for about 30 minutes. It was her first time hiking around in the woods and she got a real kick out of it. I can't believe as a kid I used to run...
by Porter
Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello There
Replies: 5
Views: 2559

Re: Hello There

Thanks for the warm welcome everybody. I look forward to getting involved somehow. I don't get back to CNY much these days either Elijah. You're right about Congaree Swamp Eli, I've been there a couple times and it's an amazing place. Was there once a few years ago hiking when the water was up, made...

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