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by Bart Bouricius
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Central America
Topic: Costa Rica Sarapiqui Giant Kapok Trees
Replies: 14
Views: 3516

Re: Costa Rica Sarapiqui Giant Kapok Trees

This should give a sense of what is in this tree. I would say there were a minimum of 15 bird species nesting in the tree, and in the 20 minutes Kosta and I were there several species came and went, with Scarlet Macaws being daily visitors, according to the property owners. Several large Black Iguan...
by Bart Bouricius
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Central America
Topic: Costa Rica Sarapiqui Giant Kapok Trees
Replies: 14
Views: 3516

Re: Costa Rica Sarapiqui Giant Kapok Trees

Thanks Larry, By the way, it seems that both the Ceiba and Rain tree have a crown growth pattern similar to the live oaks you document. I think the Rain Tree actually evolved in a Savannah ecosystem, though Will Blozan indicated once that he had seen a tall forest grown Rain Tree in Suriname? Here i...
by Bart Bouricius
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Central America
Topic: Costa Rica Sarapiqui Giant Kapok Trees
Replies: 14
Views: 3516

Re: Costa Rica Sarapiqui Giant Kapok Trees

Kouta,

Thanks for noticing. It is now fixed and matches the original data that I just checked.
by Bart Bouricius
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Central America
Topic: Costa Rica Sarapiqui Giant Kapok Trees
Replies: 14
Views: 3516

Re: Costa Rica Sarapiqui Giant Kapok Trees

Two notes here. You have to enlarge the Inga alba leaf image to see the nectaries, and I will be adding info on other trips to this post later.
by Bart Bouricius
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Central America
Topic: Costa Rica Sarapiqui Giant Kapok Trees
Replies: 14
Views: 3516

Costa Rica Sarapiqui Giant Kapok Trees

I accompanied Jeremy Quiros and Eric Viquez on two trips in September 2017, to the Sarapiqui area. Jeremy and Juan Karlos Cespedes were my companions on a third trip early this month, to a 5,000’ (1,500 M) altitude site near the Barva Volcano in Heredia Province. In each trip, we documented either n...
by Bart Bouricius
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: General Science Discussions
Topic: A mix of trees is good
Replies: 13
Views: 3596

Re: A mix of trees is good

Gains, I too have a reaction when it appears that people are being anthropocentric about plants, playing music to them etc., However we are well aware of how many organisms can cooperate for mutual benefit. Plants and various insect and vertebrate pollinators is an obvious example. Ants, arguably th...
by Bart Bouricius
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: General Science Discussions
Topic: A mix of trees is good
Replies: 13
Views: 3596

Re: A mix of trees is good

Gains and Don, Very good points. Gains, Robin Chazdon notes that the concept of a climax forest existing in most tropical forests is not supported by the evidence. When forest ecologists from the temperate zone brought this idea to tropical ecosystem studies they used the term "primary forest" to de...
by Bart Bouricius
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General Science Discussions
Topic: A mix of trees is good
Replies: 13
Views: 3596

Re: A mix of trees is good

Sorry, I screwed up here, I should have referred to probably Red Alder which can grow naturally in relatively single species stands, which are a critical part of natural succession, while trembling aspen in the same family but the different populus genus, is also a part of succession, though in some...
by Bart Bouricius
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: General Science Discussions
Topic: A mix of trees is good
Replies: 13
Views: 3596

Re: A mix of trees is good

Don, True, Robin Chazdon in her book "Second growth: Tropical forest regeneration in an age of deforestation", gathers research on tropical forest succession from around the world and comes up with similar but much more comprehensive and nuanced conclusions. It seems not at all surprising that trees...
by Bart Bouricius
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Tree Measurement Videos
Topic: Bob Leverett & Matt Markworth at New England's Tallest Tree
Replies: 10
Views: 4107

Re: Bob Leverett & Matt Markworth at New England's Tallest T

I reiterate what others have said: Ray a great little video, and I loved the music as well. It was nice how the audience was not talked up or down to, if you get my gist. It brings back the nostalgic memory of climbing and measuring this tree with Will Blozan several years ago. I remember taking sev...

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