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by Bart Bouricius
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Northeast Pennsylvania Mountains
Topic: Spackmans Creek Pine, Delaware Water Gap NRA
Replies: 14
Views: 4110

Re: Spackmans Creek Pine, Delaware Water Gap NRA

Talk about humble pie, back in March, I measured a Mexican Elm in Costa Rica. I was with Jeremy Quiros, who had spotted the tree from a bridge. We were in a hurry on our way back from a measuring trip near there, so I hastily wrote down the numbers to do the math later, but when I got back I assumed...
by Bart Bouricius
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Central Florida checking in
Replies: 6
Views: 3126

Re: Central Florida checking in

Sorry Addy,

I just realized you joined back in February, but I'm still looking forward to your posts.
by Bart Bouricius
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Central Florida checking in
Replies: 6
Views: 3126

Re: Central Florida checking in

Great to have you aboard. Between the square miles of lawns and big box stores in Florida, there are certainly some fascinating natural areas, and it looks like you have found a good one to focus on. I am hoping you can provide us with some tree measurements, and images of the trees and other native...
by Bart Bouricius
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: General Science Discussions
Topic: PNG specimens growing 30-40m tall at altitude
Replies: 1
Views: 1236

Re: PNG specimens growing 30-40m tall at altitude

Actually in the Oak Forests of the Talamanca range in Costa Rica, we get exactly this same thing at the same altitudes, only the trees are over 50 meters tall. Either the author of this piece incorrectly reported the altitudes from the original publication, or the the authors of the original article...
by Bart Bouricius
Tue May 23, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Central America
Topic: Costa Rica: Guardians of Water: giants hidden in the river w
Replies: 12
Views: 4301

Re: Costa Rica: Guardians of Water: giants hidden in the riv

As Jeremy knows, there is only one elm "Ulmus" species this far South. I will add that there are about 14 oak species here , one quite large Alder Alnus acuminata and a huge Sweet Gum that makes it only as far South as Honduras, and possibly Northern Nicaragua. Also Costa Rica has a few Magnolias. M...
by Bart Bouricius
Thu May 11, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: General Science Discussions
Topic: Jack and the Corn Stalk
Replies: 8
Views: 2771

Re: Jack and the Corn Stalk

I was also being facetious and half serious. several species of bamboo simply bend over and touch the ground if they reach a certain height. I would guess that a 200' giant bamboo would also do this, thus becoming shorter than the less long 40 meter bamboo, unless it is held in a structure like the ...
by Bart Bouricius
Thu May 04, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: General Science Discussions
Topic: Jack and the Corn Stalk
Replies: 8
Views: 2771

Re: Jack and the Corn Stalk

Lucas, Not sure this corn plant is a tree, as it may not even qualify as a woody plant. The bamboo in question, I believe grows on the slope behind our house in Costa Rica, as many non native species have been planed there. The speculation about making taller bamboo seems odd, as the bamboo in quest...
by Bart Bouricius
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Central America
Topic: Costa Rica: Guardians of Water: giants hidden in the river w
Replies: 12
Views: 4301

Re: Costa Rica: Guardians of Water: giants hidden in the riv

Jeremy, Let me know when you succeed in getting to the base of that really thick elm. I am almost as interested in the circumference as the height. I really think we have just scratched the surface with this species. Also waiting for info on the huge one at the bottom of the valley that we could see...
by Bart Bouricius
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introduction of Jeremy Quirós
Replies: 5
Views: 2393

Re: Introduction of Jeremy Quirós

Jeremy, Congratulations on getting started. I am anticipating your posts on the Mexican Elms, and am looking forward to my return to Costa Rica in August to hunt big trees together North of Zarcero and in Sarapiqui where you have located potential monster trees. People should know that you have a re...
by Bart Bouricius
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Southeast Asia & East Indies
Topic: Height measuring in Peninsular Malaysia
Replies: 14
Views: 4823

Re: Height measuring in Peninsular Malaysia

Thanks Darrin, I will say that frequently I find trees in Costa Rica and Panama that I have measured at 10, 20, or even 30 meters taller than their maximum listed height, so don't assume those "maximum height" statements are close to accurate. Ironically, in the US, the maximum height claims are mor...

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