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by Erik Danielsen
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Zoar Valley Slope Habitats
Replies: 0
Views: 638

Zoar Valley Slope Habitats

R0017707.jpg When the WNY Old Growth Survey team sought to determine whether old-growth forest was in fact present in Zoar Valley, it was not the towering canopy of the canyon bottom that they first confirmed to contain ancient trees. Instead, the stands of often less-impressive trees lining the ca...
by Erik Danielsen
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Pharaoh Lake Wilderness, Essex & Warren Counties, NY
Replies: 26
Views: 3701

Re: Pharaoh Lake Wilderness, Essex & Warren Counties, NY

That's very interesting information regarding the age of the fallen pines. I think that with regards to bark character development we still have a lot to figure out in terms of cork cambium growth rate vs. diameter growth rate vs. weathering rate, and how different combinations of those parameters c...
by Erik Danielsen
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic - Post About Anything Here
Topic: ENTS racks up 10,000 Spam emails to my gmail !! LOL
Replies: 2
Views: 2167

Re: ENTS racks up 10,000 Spam emails to my gmail !! LOL

It's definitely been an unpredictable several months for the BBS. You are much more popular than I am with the spammers (I've only ever gotten one!) but I was having the same issue with the error messages- this only seemed to make the front page unusable, whereas if I searched subforums externally t...
by Erik Danielsen
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: An Ode to the Bradford Pear
Replies: 6
Views: 1221

Re: An Ode to the Bradford Pear

Josh, Speaking to NYC and WNY, you're correct in thinking that callery pear (or generally fertile backcrosses with other pear varieties, as in theory Callerys should all be one sex, hence their being labeled as "sterile," which is clearly not the case) is most noticeably and successfully invasive in...
by Erik Danielsen
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Highland Park, Rochester, NY May 3, 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2895

Re: Highland Park, Rochester, NY May 3, 2015

Elijah, Thanks for the additional notes and images. I've encountered Q. prinoides in its more typical natural habitat on the atlantic coast where it's more of a ground-level scrub species, and in that setting the pseudo-bristle lobes aren't always well developed, so the leaf shape resemblance can go...
by Erik Danielsen
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Highland Park, Rochester, NY May 3, 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2895

Re: Highland Park, Rochester, NY May 3, 2015

Yes, I misread. Still impressive as a single-trunk! How obvious is the difference between Dwarf Chinkapin Oak and a stunted Chestnut Oak in person? There were some references to Dwarf Chinkapin Oak on the slopes of stunted chestnut oak in zoar valley from the Diggins/Kershner era, but some of the tr...
by Erik Danielsen
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Florida
Topic: A super gnarly Live Oak
Replies: 3
Views: 997

Re: A super gnarly Live Oak

Addy, Thanks for posting- that really does have some serious gnarl factor. The subject of live oak ages has come up often in tree-interest groups on facebook recently, with of course the usual silly claims like the angel oak being 1500 years old, or even a tree somewhere in florida claimed to be 250...
by Erik Danielsen
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Books, Articles, and Internet References
Topic: Hawthorn Books
Replies: 2
Views: 806

Re: Hawthorn Books

Elijah, It's been recommended to me that "Haws" by Ron Lance is one of the best texts for developing an understanding of the taxonomy and subgroups of hawthorns. It specifically deals with the species that occur in the southeast (many of which range up to our area as well), but the conceptual framew...
by Erik Danielsen
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: West Virginia
Topic: Big Butternut
Replies: 6
Views: 1299

Re: Big Butternut

Sounds like a carefully considered set of observations. There are a hybrid butternut and a true butternut just a few dozen yards from my door, and that difference in foliage persistence over the season is one of the especially pronounced differences when there's an opportunity to compare trees over ...
by Erik Danielsen
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Henderson Shores Unique Area
Replies: 2
Views: 643

Re: Henderson Shores Unique Area

What an interesting place! I bet the herbaceous flora is also unusual. It would seem like a good place to look for Rock Elm, though it may not be there. I saw signs for this place while driving up to the adirondacks when we were up there together, and wondered what might be there.

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