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Rabun County Rhodo

Nts, While working in the northeastern corner of Georgia today, I ran across this rosebay rhododendron. DSCN2542.JPG DSCN2543.JPG The tree looks to me like it has a single pith, so I measured it at the narrowest point below the fork. At 16” above ground, the circumference is 41”, just two inches shy...
by Jess Riddle
Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:45 pm
 
Forum: Georgia
Topic: Rabun County Rhodo
Comments: 1
Views: 497

Dahlonega, GA River Birch

Nts, A couple of river birch caught my eye as I was driving around town, and I finally stopped to measure them. The first grows in a somewhat unusual spot for river birch, a narrow ravine far from any large stream. Tuliptrees farther down the ravine reach about 140'. DSCN2307.JPG The second is in a ...
by Jess Riddle
Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:57 pm
 
Forum: Georgia
Topic: Dahlonega, GA River Birch
Comments: 1
Views: 590

Re: Tamassee Knob and Station Cove remeasurements, SC

Brian, Does your elm have a pronounced lean and a clump of rhododendron underneath the lean? What do you consider typical pignut habitat? Good question about the Station Cove Falls ash. I looked around for twigs underneath the tree, but I had trouble finding ones in good condition. I found just enou...
by Jess Riddle
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:17 pm
 
Forum: South Carolina
Topic: Tamassee Knob and Station Cove remeasurements, SC
Comments: 13
Views: 1293

Re: Green Lakes State Park, New York

Elijah,

The only witch-hazel I measured in NY was a 28' tree at Clark Reservation. I would call 40' tall anywhere. The 53' tree in the Smokies is still the record.

Jess
by Jess Riddle
Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:36 pm
 
Forum: New York
Topic: Green Lakes State Park, New York
Comments: 24
Views: 1685

Re: Tamassee Knob and Station Cove remeasurements, SC

Bob, Flat Top Mountain is high on the list of places to revisit. Not sure if I'll be able to get over there before things leaf out or not. Interesting questions about the tuliptree age-height relationship. I'm not sure that I've seen enough of them near their maximum height to know when it occurs, a...
by Jess Riddle
Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:59 pm
 
Forum: South Carolina
Topic: Tamassee Knob and Station Cove remeasurements, SC
Comments: 13
Views: 1293

Re: Station Cove, Sumter NF, Pickens District, SC

Brian, Both Will and I thought that white oak might be over 150' by now, so I made a point of getting back there. Oddly enough, it's the only healthy tree that came out shorter than previously measured. I felt like I had a good shot on it, shooting straight up gave a similar result, and there was no...
by Jess Riddle
Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:16 pm
 
Forum: South Carolina
Topic: Station Cove, Sumter NF, Pickens District, SC
Comments: 6
Views: 661

Re: Pisgah National Forest, Davidson River Area, NC

Brian,

Impressive mockernut hickory and beech. Makes me wonder what the Rucker is for the Davidson River watershed. This site, Saddle Gap, and Horse Cove are all in the watershed, and King Creek is another similar site just on the other side of a ridge.

Jess
by Jess Riddle
Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:08 pm
 
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Pisgah National Forest, Davidson River Area, NC
Comments: 31
Views: 2312

Re: Congaree National Park, SC (Part 1)

Doug,

Wonderful account of the trip, and excellent photographs. It was great to share Congaree with folks who really appreciate it.

Jess
by Jess Riddle
Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:57 pm
 
Forum: South Carolina
Topic: Congaree National Park, SC (Part 1)
Comments: 12
Views: 1132

Re: Lee Branch, Blue Ridge Escarpment, SC

Brian,

The tuliptrees are a nice find. I'm not sure if I got into that cove.

The cove with the record red hickory still looks forested on recent aerial photos. I hope the tree hasn't fallen. I always felt like it was one worth a climb.

Any photos of the red elm?

Jess
by Jess Riddle
Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:27 pm
 
Forum: South Carolina
Topic: Lee Branch, Blue Ridge Escarpment, SC
Comments: 4
Views: 664

Re: Old St. David's Church and surroundings

Tyler,

The church looks so peaceful in your photograph, you would never guess it was at the center of so much conflict.

That sparkleberry is just insane. Its much more massive than any I've seen, and I wouldn't have guessed they could get so large so far inland.

Nice river birch too.

Jess
by Jess Riddle
Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:18 pm
 
Forum: South Carolina
Topic: Old St. David's Church and surroundings
Comments: 2
Views: 540
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