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by Jess Riddle
Sun May 13, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Canadaway Creek Outlet Floodplain
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

Re: Canadaway Creek Outlet Floodplain

Erik, Really nice report on the site. The photos, map, and description all work together to give a sense of the forests there and their significance. I was glad you measured the wafer ash in particular. Understory species are under-measured and range-margin populations are significant no matter the ...
by Jess Riddle
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Europe vs. the eastern US - comparing tree heights
Replies: 19
Views: 2431

Re: Europe vs. the eastern US - comparing tree heights

Kouta, Fascinating comparison. Thanks for gathering the numbers and laying out the comparison. Makes you wonder about eastern temperate Asia too. A few minor updates Malus angustifolia--56.1' Populus deltoides--161.7' (same AR tree) Prunus serotina--153.3' (Smokies, where else) It's interesting that...
by Jess Riddle
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Georgia
Topic: Rabun County Rhodo
Replies: 1
Views: 873

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
Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Georgia
Topic: Dahlonega, GA River Birch
Replies: 1
Views: 1043

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
Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: South Carolina
Topic: Tamassee Knob and Station Cove remeasurements, SC
Replies: 13
Views: 2379

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 6:36 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Green Lakes State Park, New York
Replies: 32
Views: 4033

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
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: South Carolina
Topic: Tamassee Knob and Station Cove remeasurements, SC
Replies: 13
Views: 2379

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 9:16 pm
Forum: South Carolina
Topic: Station Cove, Sumter NF, Pickens District, SC
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

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 9:08 pm
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Pisgah National Forest, Davidson River Area, NC
Replies: 37
Views: 4856

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
Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: South Carolina
Topic: Congaree National Park, SC (Part 1)
Replies: 12
Views: 2018

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

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