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by Erik Danielsen
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Buckhorn Island State Park
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: Buckhorn Island State Park

I've been able to make a few more quick visits to Buckhorn to continue exploring and measuring trees. As of this past week, the large 16.5'cbh Shumard Oak has lost about half its crown. It was interesting to be able to look at the foliage, twigs, and acorns up close rather than scavenging fallen bit...
by Erik Danielsen
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Washington
Topic: Hoh Rainforest
Replies: 14
Views: 2210

Re: Hoh Rainforest

I had thought Zoar's tallest Tulip might be the tallest hardwood in north america north of the Philadelphia area, and I think typical map projections gave me a notion that NY is similar in latitude to parts of Washington. Never mind! Your Black Cottonwood is further north than the northernmost tip o...
by Erik Danielsen
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: New York
Topic: A 50m NY Pine
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: A 50m NY Pine

Of the three 160' trees in the area, only two are at or near 13'cbh, and none of the trees measured to the upper 150s that may become 160s are in the 13'cbh range yet either, so I think for now it's just two. That's not to say there couldn't be more to find. 13'cbh pines in the adirondacks just keep...
by Erik Danielsen
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Illinois
Topic: Beall Woods State Park
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Re: Beall Woods State Park

Hi Elijah, There are a couple snippets about Beall Woods here: http://www.nativetreesociety.org/fieldtrips/illinois/index_illinois.htm Unfortunately in both cases it seems the discussion primarily continued in the linked google groups discussions, and as far as I can tell that's all gone. I was able...
by Erik Danielsen
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Ampersand Basin - Adirondacks
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Ampersand Basin - Adirondacks

9/13 and 9/14 Halfway Brook R0032165.jpg One long rainy day and one short dry day, and a lot of trees. The upland areas just south and east of the sections we previously covered are full of nice hemlock-northern hardwoods old growth, and even further to where Halfway Brook wraps around to the south...
by Erik Danielsen
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Ampersand Basin - Adirondacks
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Ampersand Basin - Adirondacks

9/8-9/9/2020 Ascent of Van Dorrien Something I've wanted to do for a while is summit Van Dorrien peak. There are no trails (official or otherwise) up this mountain, which comes in at just under 3,000' and so manages to avoid attention from peak-baggers. Even in our era of ubiquitous information all...
by Erik Danielsen
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Ampersand Basin - Adirondacks
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Ampersand Basin - Adirondacks

The remarkable site in the western High Peaks Rob Leverett introduced us all to in 2017, as previously chronicled in the Adirondack DIscoveries thread, is tough to refer to by way of existing placenames or administrative units. We've called it "Halfway Brook" after the water body that drains much of...
by Erik Danielsen
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: New York
Topic: McKenzie Mountain Wilderness Area, Essex County
Replies: 0
Views: 69

McKenzie Mountain Wilderness Area, Essex County

The McKenzie Mountain Wilderness Area is over 37,000 acres of mostly-trailless forest immediately north of Lake Placid. In working to "crack the code" of detecting big white pine sites like Halfway Brook via aerial imagery, Rob Leverett has noted a number of sites with potential within this wilderne...
by Erik Danielsen
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Buckhorn Island State Park
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: Buckhorn Island State Park

Our understanding of tree species distributions and forest types is definitely still a work in progress. Often those in a position of management for resource or conservation have to treat the available information as comprehensive and set due to the nature of their work, and I think that working att...
by Erik Danielsen
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: New York
Topic: A 50m NY Pine
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: A 50m NY Pine

On September 10 2020 a group of eight gathered at the pulloff on Rt. 3: myself, Rob Leverett, Rob's son Devin, Howard Stoner, Howard's friends Betsy, Greg, and (I warned them I don't remember names well), and finally journalist Annie Stoltie from Adirondack Wild. We were there to visit and perform a...

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