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Re: Hoffman Notch Wilderness Area

Great report, the yellow birch is amazing. Your purple mushroom is Cortinarius violaceus, Violet Cort. Your rattlesnake plantain is Goodyera tesselata, Checkered Rattlesnake Plantain. Seems to be more prevalent in western Mass and upstate NY than Goodyera pubescens, Downy Rattlesnake Plantain which ...
by AndrewJoslin
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:56 am
 
Forum: New York
Topic: Hoffman Notch Wilderness Area
Comments: 11
Views: 98

Re: Any large forest grown live oaks?

This is a wild Live Oak grove that I stumbled upon while roaming dirt roads in Francis Marion National Forest (coastal South Carolina) in January 2015. It was a great relief to find after passing nearly endless tracts of young loblolly growing in rows. These were not monster trees but were very good...
by AndrewJoslin
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:08 pm
 
Forum: Live Oak Project
Topic: Any large forest grown live oaks?
Comments: 24
Views: 1619

Re: The board is still not working right

What do you think, is it possible that the strange behavior of the BBS recently was due to a hacker attack? Are the username-password combinations possibly in the hands of criminals now? The way I look at web sites that have logins is that there are two kinds, one is for financial, medical or simil...
by AndrewJoslin
Sat May 13, 2017 10:12 am
 
Forum: Native Tree Society
Topic: The board is still not working right
Comments: 15
Views: 1033

Re: Old Growth Forest

So when fire naturally moves through some of these old growth forests and burns much of what's in sight to a crisp, as is normal over centuries, can we assume you find the same renewed feeling walking in there right after a burn? Because I can to into recovering forests 60 yrs. after logging and ge...
by AndrewJoslin
Wed May 03, 2017 10:59 pm
 
Forum: Forest Experiences, Epiphanies, and Philosophies
Topic: Old Growth Forest
Comments: 16
Views: 573

Re: Superpines in Thoreau's backyard (Lincoln MA)

dbhguru wrote:Andrew,

Oops, you too have a vote in naming those pines. It's all in the capable hands of the A-Team-East.

Bob


I respectfully give the nod to Doug and Jared, besides I would name it something completely wrong ;-)
-AJ
by AndrewJoslin
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:42 pm
 
Forum: Eastern United States, Canada, and Greenland
Topic: Superpines in Thoreau's backyard (Lincoln MA)
Comments: 9
Views: 469

Re: Superpines in Thoreau's backyard (Lincoln MA)

Not to make too big a deal about it (draw too much attention) but the grove itself could be considered "The Walden Tall Pines", and individual tree names could include Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, HT etc. etc. It's good fun naming trees, looking forward to seeing what Doug, Jare...
by AndrewJoslin
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:25 pm
 
Forum: Eastern United States, Canada, and Greenland
Topic: Superpines in Thoreau's backyard (Lincoln MA)
Comments: 9
Views: 469

Re: 130 and above in Thoreau Land

Speaking of Thoreau Land I went to Richard Higgins' book event at the Concord Bookstore. Most excellent talk and book. Looking forward to visiting some local trees with Richard when it can happen.
-AJ
by AndrewJoslin
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:01 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: 130 and above in Thoreau Land
Comments: 14
Views: 487

Re: 130 and above in Thoreau Land

AJ, I'm now curious about the history of the woods next to Walden. Who owned it previous to the state which, I think, now owns it? Did they log it over the years? I wonder if it's now fully protected from logging? Is there a trail around the pond? I recall going to Walden in the early '70s- had tro...
by AndrewJoslin
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:22 am
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: 130 and above in Thoreau Land
Comments: 14
Views: 487

Re: 130 and above in Thoreau Land

Speaking of "Thoreau Land". I'm just curious, has anyone studied the forest at Walden Pond? Joe The immediate woods around Walden are fairly young, there are some nice white pines here and there along the edge but they don't look tall. The recent plus 150' white pine measured in Lincoln i...
by AndrewJoslin
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:14 am
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: 130 and above in Thoreau Land
Comments: 14
Views: 487

Re: 130 and above in Thoreau Land

Ents, Oops! I inadvertantly left off Jared Lockwood from the A-team list. Jared is very much A-team. In fact, Jared is super A-team. He's the Dude! Sorry for the omission, Brother Jared. You get my allotment of ice cream scoops (courtesy of Brother Ray) for the next two weeks. Bob Yeah, Jared perso...
by AndrewJoslin
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:28 pm
 
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: 130 and above in Thoreau Land
Comments: 14
Views: 487
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