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by DougBidlack
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Special Lists
Topic: Eastern States Rucker Comparisons
Replies: 125
Views: 14763

Re: Eastern States Rucker Comparisons

Brian, there are a number of Ontario measurements that you must have missed. Your list of Ontario trees has #10 at 71.3' for a Quaking Aspen. Here are all the ones that I know about (and that are not on your list) that are taller than 71.3'. 125.0' White Pine 94.8' White Spruce 88.5' Quaking Aspen 8...
by DougBidlack
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Special Lists
Topic: World Rucker
Replies: 34
Views: 532

Re: World Rucker

Brian, I have some updates for you. Jess Riddle measured a Roughleaf Dogwood in AR to 34.3' I measured a Common Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) in MA to 28'1" I noticed that in most cases you are listing the top 10 for each genus or closely related genera. Kouta and I measured a Showy Mountain-ash i...
by DougBidlack
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Special Lists
Topic: County Rucker Index
Replies: 27
Views: 7051

Re: County Rucker Index

Brian, it is not odd at all if you know Michigan. White pine is not native to Warren Woods in Berrien county and in Oakland county it is not native in Kensington Metropark while in Highland State Recreation Area it is only native within and around some of the wetlands and then mainly as stunted and ...
by DougBidlack
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bee Trees
Replies: 0
Views: 1010

Bee Trees

This morning when I was walking around my house I heard a buzzing sound coming from the border of the property where it is fairly brushy at the moment. It turns out that there were an amazing number of honey bees at the flowering Winged Sumacs ( Rhus copallinum ). I think there were a greater concen...
by DougBidlack
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Special Lists
Topic: County Rucker Index
Replies: 27
Views: 7051

Re: County Rucker Index

Here is some county info for Michigan. Oakland County 132' Pignut Hickory Kensington Metropark 130.5' Red Maple Highland State Recreation Area 129.4' Cottonwood Kensington Metropark 127.5' Tuliptree Highland State Recreation Area 127.5' Northern Red Oak Kensington Metropark 126' Black Cherry Highlan...
by DougBidlack
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Projects and Surveys, Database, Groups, and Links
Topic: Any Data Out There For Amelanchier/Serviceberry
Replies: 6
Views: 2461

Re: Any Data Out There For Amelanchier/Serviceberry

George, your observations match up very well with my own for southeastern Michigan where downy serviceberries are quite common. In most good forests of that area I can generally find at least one over 2' in girth and/or over 50' in height but I have never measured one over 3' in girth or 60' in heig...
by DougBidlack
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Monica's Pine
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

Re: Monica's Pine

Bob, very cool to have such a nice tree out your back door. Could you remind us when you first measured this tree and how tall (and big around) the tree was back then. This would give us better context for why you might have thought this pine wouldn't break 140' so soon. Also, any guesstimate as to ...
by DougBidlack
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Canadaway Creek in Arkwright, NY
Replies: 16
Views: 4078

Re: Canadaway Creek in Arkwright, NY

Elijah,

the sycamores likely have sycamore anthracnose, a fungal disease that is most prevalent in wet springs like we are currently experiencing in the Northeast. Our sycamores here in eastern Massachusetts are similarly effected.

Doug
by DougBidlack
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Tripods
Replies: 5
Views: 1942

Re: Tripods

Mario and Don, thanks for your replies and advice. I ended up buying a Slik 700DX Pro tripod and a Sirui K-20X ball head. Total cost with shipping was about $225 and together they will weigh close to what my old tripod weighed. Height will be much better though as the tripod gets to about 70-71" hig...
by DougBidlack
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Tripods
Replies: 5
Views: 1942

Tripods

NTS, it's been a while since I've had to think about tripods but the one I have is just about ready for me to stick a fork in it. The dying tripod is a Gitzo that I bought back in the early 80's I think. Before buying that tripod I destroyed two tripods in less than two years...they were garbage. So...

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