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by Bart Bouricius
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Tree Measuring Guidelines
Topic: Multi-stem Trees - Measuring Circumference
Replies: 19
Views: 11638

Re: Multi-stem Trees - Measuring Circumference

Actually re-reading your post, not really much disagreement with you, except about the usefulness of common sense.
by Bart Bouricius
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Tree Measuring Guidelines
Topic: Multi-stem Trees - Measuring Circumference
Replies: 19
Views: 11638

Re: Multi-stem Trees - Measuring Circumference

Joshua, some good points, but I don't think that unusual outliers should dictate the rules about what is and is not a single trunk tree. Regarding "common sense" as a method of determining things, Voltaire said that "common sense is not so common". Einstein characterized common sense as "the collect...
by Bart Bouricius
Thu May 10, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: General Science Discussions
Topic: largest 1% of trees in forests C critical
Replies: 5
Views: 1721

Re: largest 1% of trees in forests C critical

Mario, The cited study is really important work, and I agree about arbor day etc., and I would say that policy changes affecting larger natural forests will have a much greater impact on carbon sequestration than anything done in urban areas except, as you suggest, possibly increasing awareness abou...
by Bart Bouricius
Wed May 02, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: South America
Topic: Peru Amazon: big trees and long roots
Replies: 10
Views: 4347

Re: Peru Amazon: big trees and long roots

Yes Lucas, That is an impressive buttress. In this case who knows, but some of the most impressive buttresses are found on relatively small, open grown trees. This one could be a real monster though. Anyway, I worked in this part of Ecuador where the indigenous Huaorani people live, but on a near by...
by Bart Bouricius
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Central America
Topic: Costa Rica Sarapiqui Giant Kapok Trees
Replies: 14
Views: 3453

Re: Costa Rica Sarapiqui Giant Kapok Trees

This last image is two fallen seed pods from the Barrigon Tree.  These are probably defective, because normally all the seed carrying Kapok has blown away before the pods fall in sections.
This last image is two fallen seed pods from the Barrigon Tree. These are probably defective, because normally all the seed carrying Kapok has blown away before the pods fall in sections.
by Bart Bouricius
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Central America
Topic: Costa Rica Sarapiqui Giant Kapok Trees
Replies: 14
Views: 3453

Re: Costa Rica Sarapiqui Giant Kapok Trees

This is my last piecemeal part of this large Costa Rican post for the season, till next Fall. Though the "Ceibo Barrigon" (Beer-Belly) tree does not make my list of potential emergent trees, it lives in rather peculiar environments, such as on beaches and open dry ridges, so it is not typical for ei...
by Bart Bouricius
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Central America
Topic: Costa Rica Sarapiqui Giant Kapok Trees
Replies: 14
Views: 3453

Re: Costa Rica Sarapiqui Giant Kapok Trees

Thanks Larry, Now for a couple more trees with ecosystems living in them. After discovering that The big oak we came to measure had fallen, we were told that we might like to see a large fig near a church yard. Not expecting much Jeremy Juan Karlos and I found the church, but instead of a church yar...
by Bart Bouricius
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Central America
Topic: Costa Rica Sarapiqui Giant Kapok Trees
Replies: 14
Views: 3453

Re: Costa Rica Sarapiqui Giant Kapok Trees

Lucas, Not this time, but in august I will return and directly go to a high altitude location in the Talamanca mountains. a couple of weeks ago, I did go to visit a supposedly massive "Roble Blanco" Quercus bumelioides in Heredia province, only for us to discover that" El Viejo" (The Old One) as it ...
by Bart Bouricius
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Central America
Topic: Costa Rica Sarapiqui Giant Kapok Trees
Replies: 14
Views: 3453

Re: Costa Rica Sarapiqui Giant Kapok Trees

Ray, First, with over 2,000 tree species memorizing more than a hand full is impossible. My young Costa Rican "Tico" friends however have memorized a large numbers of species, and have the taxonomic tools to narrow down the ones they don't know, to at least the genus level, while still in the field....
by Bart Bouricius
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Trees and Forests - General Discussion Forums
Topic: Announcing a film on New England's old growth forests
Replies: 8
Views: 2813

Re: Announcing a film on New England's old growth forests

Ray, That was an absolutely wonderful video, also very timely as pressure is mounting to open a huge pellet factory in Western Massachusetts. I appreciate the huge amounts of time and energy that is required to put together something like this. It was educational in an enjoyable way, such that wonde...

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